Bastien Ader to leave Toulouse after 10 seasons

Drew Darbyshire

Bastien Ader of France (left) is tackled by Andrew Kazzi of Lebanon during the Rugby League World Cup Group A match between Lebanon and France at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Sunday, October 29, 2017

France international Bastien Ader will leave Toulouse at the end of the season after 10 years with the club.

The 30-year-old centre arrived at Toulouse at the age of 19 from St Gaudens and went on to score 77 tries in 162 appearances for the club.

Ader has won five caps for France and represented his country at the 2017 World Cup.

He said: “I am very proud of these 10 years at Toulouse and all of the titles we won together. Rising to the Super League is now the last remaining goal.”

Toulouse president Bernard Sarrazain said: “A formidable player and very endearing boy, Bastien is an example for all young players because he arrived at the training centre to reach the heights with the club. We wish him all the success he deserves.”