Toulouse hand first professional contract to young French centre

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Toulouse have confirmed the signing of young centre Hugo Pezet.

The 21-year-old French junior international signs his first professional contract with the club for the 2022 campaign. He made his debut for the club in March 2020 against Batley, scoring a try in a 34-14 victory.

“First of all, I am very proud to be able to say that I am part of the professional workforce of Toulouse,” he said.

“I worked hard for this. I will continue to make my Super League debut as soon as possible to earn my place. Playing in this competition is a childhood dream.”

Club president, Bernard Sarrazain, added: “Hugo embodies the new generation of players who should make the French XIII shine in the coming years.

“The fact of integrating him into the pro-group rewards his work, but also that of all those who participated in his training, in the TO or in the clubs and structures where he has been. “

READ MORE: France international Anthony Marion will stay with Toulouse for an eighth season after being handed a Super League deal for 2022.

Toulouse prepare for Super League

Toulouse have been busy handing out new deals to their squad since earning promotion.

Harrison Hansen, Lloyd White and Tony Gigot are among those who have signed extensions.

James Cunningham and Gadwin Springer are two new faces confirmed to be joining the squad.

Elsewhere in Super League

Salford have signed half-back Marc Sneyd on a three-year contract from Hull. The announcement follows the appointment of Paul Rowley as the club’s new head coach. Rowley will be assisted by ex-Castleford assistant Danny Orr and Leigh’s former caretaker coach Kurt Haggerty.

Warrington have confirmed their 2022 squad numbers, with George Williams taking the number seven shirt. England international Joe Philbin, who wore number 13 last season, takes the number eight shirt from the recently departed Chris Hill. Wolves captain Jack Hughes will wear the number 13.

 

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