France international pens two-year deal with Toulouse

Maxime Puech
Thomas Flegler of Australia is tackled by Maxime Puech of France during the U20's Rugby League match between Junior Kangaroos and France at WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Friday, October 25, 2019

France international Maxime Puech has signed a new two-year deal with Toulouse.

The 27-year-old proper came through the ranks at Toulouse, making his first team debut in 2014.

Puech made his international debut for France in 2019 and recently played in their defeat to England.

Maxime Puech delighted to sign new Toulouse deal

He said: “I am proud to be able to extend my time at the club.

“I am impatient to take up new challenges with this group in the Super League.”

Toulouse president Bernard Sarrazain said: “I am very happy that Maxime is staying at the club.

“It is always gratifying to see that we are able to keep our players trained at the club to play in the Super League.”

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Tony Gigot commits future to Toulouse

France star Tony Gigot has committed his future to Toulouse ahead of their maiden season in Super League.

The 30-year-old full-back or half-back joined Toulouse midway through last season after impressing for hometown club Avignon in the French Elite 1 Championship.

Tony Gigot, who has won 16 caps for France, has signed a new two-year contract with Super League newcomers Toulouse.

Gigot said: “I am very happy to continue the adventure with Toulouse. I thank the club as well as all the staff for their confidence.”

Toulouse president Bernard Sarrazain said: “To have a player like Tony in our ranks is a privilege.

“His experience and multiple qualities make him a key player in the team. I am absolutely delighted that he is staying with us to play in the Super League.”

Gigot has made more than 200 career appearances for Catalans Dragons, Avignon, London Broncos, Toronto Wolfpack, Wakefield and Toulouse.

He helped Catalans win the Challenge Cup in 2018. He became the first Frenchman to win the Lance Todd Trophy in the final at Wembley.

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