French round-up: Elite 2 Championship kicks-off this weekend, Aussies make switch

The latest from across the Channel in partnership with TreizeMondial.fr.

Lezignan sign young Titans forward

Lezignan have signed Queensland Cup player Api Noema Matenga. Matenga is a forward that came through the ranks at Gold Coast Titans and has been playing with the Burleigh Bears.

Two Aussies to St Gaudens

Former NSW Country Player of the Year Tori Freeman has joined St Gaudens. The loose forward is joined by full-back Sam Keenan, who was with Western Suburbs last season.

Ille ready for new season

Elite 2 newcomers Ille have bolstered their quad with the signing of Samuel Tichadou from Baho. Tichadou scored nine tries in 14 games for the Geckos last season, helping them to win the Elite 2 Championship.

Double swoop for Salon

Hooker Alec Bush, who came through the ranks at Parramatta, has become the second overseas player to commit to Salon, after Jake Vrahnos. A few weeks after deciding to leave Lyon, Colin Niez is set to sign for Salon in the coming days. He was one of the stand out players in the Elite 2 Championship last season.

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019
SALON XIII 18H00 LYON-VILLEURBANNE XIII
PIA XIII 20H00 BAHO XIII
SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2019
ENTRAIGUES XIII 15H30 ILLE XIII
LESCURE XIII 15H30 VILLEGAILHENC XIII
TOULON XIII 15H30 VILLEFRANCHE XIII

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