Full List Of Top 14 Ins & Outs Ahead Of The 2018-19 Season

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Big spenders.

The French clubs have been busy once again ahead of the 2018/19 Top 14 season, with another batch of galactic superstars set to ply their trade in the richest rugby league in the world. All 14 teams have been busy revamping their squads with the astronomical budgets available to them that dwarf what’s available to clubs elsewhere.

Racing 92 have recruited Munster and Ireland star Simon Zebo, along with Scotland international Finn Russell. Toulon have spent big on All Blacks try-machine Julian Savea, Liam Messam and Rhys Webb.

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Other teams that have spent big include Bordeaux-Begles, who have brought in Fijian superstar Semi Radradra and Wallaby international Kane Douglas among others. And Stade Francais who have brought in the likes of Nicolas Sanchez and Gael Fickou.

Here is your definitive guide to every transfer completed so far:

Check out which players have come and gone at the Top 14 clubs ahead of the upcoming season.

Agen

In: Romain Briatte (Aurillac), Xerom Civil (Carcassonne), Timilai Rokoduru (Angouleme), Adrian Motoc (Racing 92), Yohan Montes (Castres), Leo Berdeu, Andres Zafra (both Lyon), Fouad Yaha (Catalan Dragons), Benito Masilevu (Brive)

Out: Filipo Nakosi (Toulon), Antoine Erbani (Pau), Pierre Fouyssac (Toulouse), Vakhtangi Akhobadze (Biarritz), George Tilsley (Bordeaux-Begles), Arthur Joly, Kamaliele Tufele (both La Rochelle), Corentin Braendlin (Montauban), Loick Jammes (Brive), Jeremy Russell (Albi), Leandro Cedaro (Mont-de-Marsan), Lucas Tolot (Nerac), Florian Denos (Ceret), Ignacio Mieres (Marmande)

Bordeaux-Begles

In: Beka Gorgadze (Mont-de-Marsan), Nicolas Plazy (Colomiers), Romain Buros (Pau), Lekso Kaulashvili, Afa Amosa, Brock James (all La Rochelle), Peceli Nacebe (Fijian Drua), Seta Tamanivalu (Crusaders), Semi Radradra, Laurent Delboulbes (both Toulon), George Tilsley (Agen), Eto Nabuli, Kane Douglas (both Reds), Ulupano Seuteni (Oyonnax), Viliamu Afatia (Racing 92), Tevita Ratuva (Brisbane City)

Out: Sebastien Taofifenua (Toulon), Simon Hickey (Edinburgh), Johan Aliouat, Gauthier Doubrere (Biarritz), Jean-Baptiste Poux, Jayden Spence (both retired), Loann Goujon (Lyon), Hugh Chalmers (Vannes), Ed Fidow (Provence), Marc Clerc (Castres), Apisai Naqalevu (Clermont Auvergne), Metuisela Talebula (Bayonne), Tom Juniver (Massy), Ben Volavola (Racing 92), Pierre Gayraud (Toulouse), Tian Schoeman (Cheetahs)

Castres

In: Yann David (Toulouse), Paea Fa’anunu (Dax), Wilfrid Hounkpatin (Rouen), Martin Laveau (Bayonne), Tapu Faletea (Narbonne), Kevin Gimeno (Carcassonne), Marc Clerc (Bordeaux-Begles), Scott Spedding, Camille Gerondeau (both Clermont Auvergne)

Out: Damien Tussac, Alexandre Bias (both retired), Kylan Jaminet (Colomiers), Yohan Montes (Agen), Eric Sione, Afusipa Taumoepeau (both Perpignan), Pierre Berard (Beziers), Jordan Ladhuie (Carcassonne)

Clermont Auvergne

In: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs), George Moala (Blues), Apisai Naqalevu (Bordeaux-Begles)

Out: Raphael Chaume, Noa Nakaitaci (both Lyon), Aurelien Rougerie, Luke McAlister (both retired), Malietoa Hingano (Stade Francais), David Strettle (Saracens), Alexandre Nicoue (Biarritz), Aaron Jarvis (Dragons), Atila Septar (Pau), Scott Spedding, Camille Gerondeau (both Castres), Otar Giorgadze (Brive)

Grenoble

In: Clement Ancely (Massy), Steve Blanc-Mappaz (Vannes), Junior Rasolea (Edinburgh), Taleta Tupuola (Montauban), Theo Nanette (Aurillac), Taiasina Tuifu’a (Lyon), Gaetan Germain, Mike Tadjer (both Brive), Halani Aulika (Sale Sharks), Pablo Uberti (Bordeaux-Begles), JC Janse van Rensburg, Raymond Rhule (both Stormers), Davit Kubriashvili (Montpellier), Ben Lucas (Reds)

Out: David Mele, Eddie Sawailau (both Perpignan), Aly Muldowney (Bristol Bears), Dylan Hayes (Angouleme), Benoit Jasmin (Carcassonne), Axel Paramelles (Nevers), Alaska Taufa, Taiso Silafai-Leaana (both Valence-Romans), Paulin Mas (Chambery), Pierre Maiau (Vannes), Sona Taumalolo (retired), Arnaud Heguy (Dax)

La Rochelle

In: Maxime Lafage (Colomiers), Ihaia West (Hurricanes), Arthur Joly (Agen), Brieuc Plessis-Couilloud (Narbonne), Marc Andreu (Racing 92), Remi Bourdeau (Beziers), Sila Puafisi (Brive), Lopeti Timani (Rebels)

Out: Lekso Kaulashvili, Afa Amosa, Brock James (all Bordeaux-Begles), Jeremie Maurouard (Lyon), Charles Bouldoire (Biarritz), Jason Eaton, Gregory Lamboley (both retired), Luc Mousset (Bayonne), Rene Ranger (Northland), Dom Barrow (Northampton Saints)

Lyon

In: Raphael Chaume, Noa Nakaitaci (both Clermont Auvergne), Patrick Sobela (Oyonnax), Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Charlie Ngatai (Chiefs), Jeremie Maurouard (La Rochelle), Jonathan Wisniewski (Toulon), Loann Goujon (Bordeaux-Begles)

Out: Stephane Clement (Stade Francais), Frederic Michalak, David Attoub, Hemani Paea (all retired), Mike Harris (Toshiba Brave Lupus), Theophile Cotte (Nevers), Tanginoa Halaifonua (Massy), Leo Berdeu, Andres Zafra (both Agen), Taiasina Tuifu’a (Grenoble), Theo Belan (Toulouse)

Montpellier

In: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs), Julien Ledevedec (Brive), Levan Chilachava (Toulon), Julien Tomas (Pau)

Out: Julien Delannoy, Jesse Mogg (both Pau), Joffrey Michel (Oyonnax), Davit Kubriashvili (Grenoble), Joe Tomane (Leinster), Charles Geli (retired)

Pau

In: Julien Blanc (Beziers), Dan Malafosse (Mont-de-Marsan), Antoine Erbani (Agen), Julien Delannoy, Jesse Mogg (both Montpellier), Atila Septar (Clermont Auvergne)

Out: Conrad Smith, Julien Pierre (both retired), Romain Buros (Bordeaux-Begles), Sylvain Charlet, Masalosalo Tutaia (both Perpignan), Brandon Fajardo (Colomiers), Julien Tomas (Montpellier)

Perpignan

In: David Mele, Eddie Sawailau (both Grenoble), Sylvain Charlet, Masalosalo Tutaia (both Pau), Wandile Mjekevu (Toulouse), Johan van Heerden (Baia Mare), Eric Sione, Afusipa Taumoepeau (both Castres), Manu Leiataua (Bayonne), Eroni Sau (Fijian Drua), Cyril Deligny (Narbonne), Paddy Jackson (Ulster)

Out: Christophe Andre (Provence), Yann De Fauverge, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Alasdair Strokosch, Lifeimi Mafi, Tevita Mailau (all retired), Joe Jones (Sale Sharks), Frederic Gendre, Mathieu Majeau, Thibault Dufau (all Dijon), Jens Torfs (Mont-de-Marsan), Samuel Faconnier (Ceret), Martin Garcia Veiga (FC Barcelona Rugby)

Racing 92

In: Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors), Olivier Klemenczak (Dax), Simon Zebo (Munster), Fabien Sanconnie (Brive), Raphael Lagarde (Bayonne), Ben Volavola (Bordeaux-Begles), Dominic Bird (Chiefs)

Out: Dan Carter (Kobelco Steelers), Remi Tales (Mont-de-Marsan), Adrian Motoc (Agen), Benjamin Dambielle, Yannick Nyanga, Patricio Albacete, Casey Laulala (all retired), Marc Andreu (La Rochelle), Viliamu Afatia (Bordeaux-Begles), Albert Vulivuli (Vannes), Matt Worley (Northampton Saints), So’otala Fa’aso’o (Brive)

Stade Francais

In: Kylan Hamdaoui, Alex Arrate (both Biarritz), Lester Etien (Massy), Stephane Clement (Lyon), Tala Gray, Yoann Maestri, Gael Fickou (all Toulouse), Malietoa Hingano (Clermont Auvernge), Nicolas Sanchez (Jaguares), Piet van Zyl (London Irish), Atunaisa Manu (Viadana)

Out: Brandon Nansen (Dragons), Meyer Bosman (retired), Steevy Cerqueira (Brive), Sakaria Taulafo (Ceret), Zurab Zhvania (Wasps), Maxime Gau (Massy), Marvin Woki (Montauban), Bakary Meite (Carcassonne)

Toulon

In: Filipo Nakosi (Agen), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Sebastien Taofifenua (Bordeaux-Begles), Liam Messam (Chiefs), Stephane Onambele (Colomiers), Jacques Potgieter (Munakata Sanix Blues), Daniel Ikpefan (Oyonnax), Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

Out: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Jocelino Suta, Vincent Clerc, Bryan Habana, Sebastien Tillous-Borde (all retired), Edoardo Padovani (Zebre), Semi Radradra, Laurent Delboulbes (both Bordeaux-Begles), Jonathan Wisniewski (Lyon), Levan Chilachava (Montpellier), Duane Vermeulen (Kubota Spears), Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Samu Manoa (Cardiff Blues), Ma’a Nonu (released)

Toulouse

In: Pierre Fouyssac (Agen), Albin Placine (Biarritz), Jerome Kaino (Blues), Pita Ahki (Connacht), Theo Belan (Lyon), Pierre Gayraud (Bordeaux-Begles), Maxime Mermoz (Newcastle Falcons), Pierre Pages (Blagnac)

Out: Yann David (Castres), Jean-Marc Doussain (Lyon), Tala Gray, Yoann Maestri, Gael Fickou (all Stade Francais), Wandile Mjekevu (Perpignan), Florian Fritz, David Roumieu (both retired)