Lambie heading to France?

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 21:45
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NEWS: Seasoned Springbok utility back Patrick Lambie could head to France next year.

Lambie, currently sidelined with concussion symptoms, has been linked to a move to French outfit Racing 92 - a club known for it's fondness of South African players.

The club - who currently has All Black great Dan Carter on its books - also has South African players like Jacques Cronjé, Johan Goosen, Juandré Kruger, Brian Mujati, François Steyn, Francois van der Merwe and Gerbrandt Grobler on their 'past players' list.

According to French newspaper Midi Olympique Lambie has agreed to a three-year deal with Racing.

However, Lambie is unlikely to arrive at the Paris-based club till the middle of next year.

He is unlikely to play again this year - the result of a second lengthy-concussion related lay-off in the past 12 months.

While the latest setback has cast a pall of gloom over his future, Lambie has said he is not yet ready to retire.

"I will be playing rugby again and I certainly have no plans to retire," Lambie said.

"My focus for now is purely on making a full recovery and getting fit and strong again."

While his arrival in Paris is planned for the middle of next year, the report suggested Racing are hoping he could arrive earlier.

According to the report a 'letter of commitment' has been signed and sent to Lambie.

However, it appears there is a clause that he has to pass a medical exam first - a result of the two concussions and a host of other injuries.

Source: Midi Olympique
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