All Black Dominic Bird Headlines Racing 92s new recruits

All Black Dominic Bird Headlines Racing 92s new recruits

Racing 92 club president Jacky Lorenzetti has confirmed the signing of Chiefs and All Blacks second-rower Dominic Bird for the 2018/19 Top 14 season.

Bird is one of eight new signings for the Parisian club and has been brought in to replace retiring Argentinian veteran Patricio Albacete.

The 27-year-old who has been capped twice with the All Blacks has joined the likes of Fijian fly-half Ben Volavola who joins Racing 92 from Bordeaux-Begles.

Bayonne playmaker Raphael Lagarde has also signed with the club as Racing look to fill the voids left by Dan Carter, Pat Lambie (long-term injury) and Remi Tales.

Racing will also have the likes of Simon Zebo and Fin Russell joining from Munster and Glasgow Warriors respectful. 

Dax centre Olivier Klemenczak has also been brought into the side while 17-year-old loose forward Jordan Joseph has also joined the club from ProD2 side Massy. 

Joseph is currently on duty with the France u20 side and was a standout performer in the opening match of the World Rugby U20 Championship against Ireland.

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