Wednesday Evening Round Up

Wednesday Evening Round Up

Mourad Boudjellal to sell RC Toulon

Mourad Boudjellal wants to sell RC Toulon by 2019 and mandated Didier Poulmaire to find a buyer according to information from French economic magazine Challenges.

This is not the first time Boudjellal has looked to sell the club but this time it looks as if a deal will be made by 2019.

Boudjellal took over Toulon over 10 years ago and has taken Toulon from the PRO D2 to winning the European Cup three times.

Dragons loan Nicky Thomas

Scarlets tight-head prop Nicky Thomas has joined Dragons until the end of January as cover after Brok Harris was ruled out for four months following shoulder surgery.

Thomas, 23, played for Wales under-20s for two seasons and returned to Wales from Gloucester by signing for the Scarlets last autumn. The front rower has played eight games for the region since his switch to Parc y Scarlets, before going out on loan to Bristol at the start of the current campaign.

Connacht prop Conor Carey extends contract 

Since arriving in the Sportsground in 2016, the 26 year old has made 25 appearances for Connacht.

Speaking on his decision to extend his time with Connacht, Conor Carey said:

“I returned to Ireland and signed for Connacht in 2016 and since then I feel I have settled in well to the squad. This is an excellent place to improve and develop to be a better all-round player under the guidance of an excellent coaching staff. I want to continue to make regular appearances here and to contribute to the success of Connacht in the future.”

Phil Thomson new Brumbies Chairman

Highly respected rugby identity and board member Phil Thomson will take over as Chairman of the Plus500 Brumbies board following Rob Kennedy’s decision to step down from the position at the Annual General Meeting held at Brumbies HQ, University of Canberra tonight.

Thomson was appointed Chair after Kennedy indicated he would remain on the Board but would be stepping down from the Chairmanship due to increased personal and business commitments. 

Francesco Minto suspended for three weeks

The back-row was sent-off by Mathieu Raynal for a tip tackle on lock David Bulbring after the French referee appeared to overrule the Television Match Official.

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