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World Cup winner Trevor Nyakane to join Racing 92

FILE - French club Racing 92 have paid the Bulls R5 million for the services of Springbok prop, Trevor Nyakane, on a two year contract. Photo: Christiaan Kotze/Backpagepix

FILE - French club Racing 92 have paid the Bulls R5 million for the services of Springbok prop, Trevor Nyakane, on a two year contract. Photo: Christiaan Kotze/Backpagepix

Published Nov 30, 2021

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Paris — Rugby World Cup winner Trevor Nyakane will join Racing 92 on a three-year deal in December, the French club's head coach Laurent Travers said on Tuesday.

Tight-head prop Nyakane, 32, started all three of the Springboks' November fixtures and will arrive from the Blue Bulls before Georges-Henri Colombe leaves the Parisian side for La Rochelle at the end of the season.

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According to SuperSport, Racing have paid R5 million ($310,000) to the Bulls for Nyakane with his deal in Pretoria ending in 2023.

"It was important to sign back-up with the departure of George-Henri Colombe. We also wanted someone with experience to help the youngsters. It's an added value but also an example," Travers told AFP.

"He has top-level experience. It was important that he's able to pass it on. He can play at tight-head and loose-head prop, I think he's even played one or two matches at hooker.

"He's a versatile player and I hope he'll bring what we expect," he added.

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Travers' side head to Castres in the Top 14 this weekend before two European Champions Cup games, against Northampton and the Ospreys, next month.

AFP

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