Albacete leads raft of new Racing 92 signings

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:00
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NEWS: Argentinian lock Patricio Albacete signed for Racing 92 on Friday with the French Top 14 club also announcing the arrivals of Munster forward Donnacha Ryan and France wing Virimi Vakatawa.

Albacete moves to the former Top 14 champions from Toulouse, the club he has played for since 2006.

The 35-year-old, out of contract at Toulouse, joins former club teammates Census Johnston, Vasil Kakovin, Baptiste Chouzenoux and Teddy Iribaren at Racing.

Lock Ryan, capped 47 times since 2008 for Ireland, moves to the French capital side from Munster.

Vakatawa, who is also a member of France's Sevens side, returns to Racing having initially joined the team when he arrived from Fiji in 2010.

Racing also announced a clutch of contract extensions involving Juan Imhoff, Maxime Machenaud, Bernard Le Roux and Teddy Thomas.

Agence France-Presse