Former England Outhalf Signs For French Club On Short-Term Deal

French side Stade Français have confirmed the signing of former England international outhalf Shane Geraghty, who joins them as a medical joker.

The 30-year-old, who has played for London Irish twice, Northampton, Brive and Bristol, comes in to replace injured player Meyer Bosman.

After 95 appearances in 5 seasons for London Irish, Shane joined Northampton Saints in July 2009 and was man-of-the-match in the club’s historic Heineken Cup win over Munster, as well as picking up an Anglo-Welsh Cup winner’s medal following a dramatic final against Gloucester.

Geraghty was subsequently selected for England’s 2010 summer tour of Australia and New Zealand, featuring in all 3 of the midweek matches. He represented England six times and made his last appearance versus New Zealand in 2009.

In April 2012, it was announced that Geraghty would be returning to former club London Irish for the 2012/2013 season having signed a new two-year deal.

Having played no part in London Irish’s opening 6 games in the 2016/17 RFU Championship, he was granted early release from his contract in order to join Bristol Rugby. He was released by Bristol at the end of the 2016-2017 season.

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