Rugby Transfers for Lyon for 2024/2025

This page list all rugby transfers of the Lyon Olympique Universitaire Rugby for next season 2024/2025, all relevant datas as new signings, arrivals, departures, extensions, loans are listed :
  • Players IN : 5
  • Players OUT : 7
  • Contract extensions : 10

Ages are calculated at the first of July 2024.

Color Legend : ACADEMY PLAYER, PRO.

All rugby transfers for the Lyon Olympique Universitaire Rugby

(*) the lines in italics are unofficial informations, probable signings but not confirmed yet.

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Players IN
  1. New Zealand Jermaine AINSLEY, Prop, 28 y/o, Highlanders (NZL)
  2. Georgia Irakli APTSIAURI, Prop, 21 y/o, Grenoble (FRA)
  3. Argentina Tomás LAVANINI, Lock, 31 y/o, Clermont (FRA)
  4. France Charlie CASSANG, Scrum-half, 29 y/o, Oyonnax (FRA)
  5. France Théo MILLET, Centre, 27 y/o, Oyonnax (FRA)
Players OUT
  1. France Demba BAMBA, Prop, 26 y/o, Racing 92 (FRA)
  2. France Romain TAOFIFENUA, Lock, 33 y/o, Racing 92 (FRA)
  3. England Joel KPOKU, Lock, 25 y/o, Pau (FRA)
Gone during season
  1. Argentina Santiago MEDRANO, Prop, 28 y/o, Loan back from Western Force (AUS)
  2. France Pierre PAGÈS, Scrum-half, 34 y/o, Biarritz (FRA)
  3. New Zealand Toby ARNOLD, Fullback, 36 y/o, Retirement
  4. France Étienne NARMAND, Hooker, 22 y/o, Loaned to Valence Romans (FRA)
Contract Extensions
  1. France Killian GÉRACI, Lock, 25 y/o, 2026
  2. South Africa Arno BOTHA, Back row, 32 y/o
  3. Georgia Beka SAGINADZE, Back row, 25 y/o, 2027
  4. France Maxime GOUZOU, Back row, 25 y/o, 2027
  5. New Zealand Liam ALLEN, Back row, 24 y/o
  6. Ireland Paddy JACKSON, Fly-half, 32 y/o, 2026
  7. France Léo BERDEU, Fly-half, 26 y/o, 2027
  8. France Thibaut REGARD, Centre, 30 y/o, 2027
  9. New Zealand Josiah MARAKU, Centre, 24 y/o, 2026
  10. France Alexandre TCHAPTCHET, Fullback, 22 y/o, 2026
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The Lyon team for season 2024/2025

The squad of Lyon for 2024/2025 includes players still under contract, players with contract lenght undisclosed, players who have officially signed or not. The players who have not yet extended their contract are not listed below.

Scrum-half
  1. France Charlie CASSANG, 29 y/o
  2. France Baptiste COUILLOUD, 26 y/o
  3. France Martin PAGE-RELO, 25 y/o
  4. France Liam RIMET(2), 20 y/o
  5. France Paul DUMAS(2), 19 y/o
  6. France Esteban GONZALEZ(2), 18 y/o
Fly-half
  1. Ireland Paddy JACKSON, 32 y/o
  2. New Zealand Fletcher SMITH, 29 y/o
  3. France Léo BERDEU, 26 y/o
  4. France Romain RIGAULT, 20 y/o
Winger
  1. France Vincent RATTEZ, 32 y/o
  2. France Xavier MIGNOT, 30 y/o
  3. Australia Monty IOANE, 29 y/o
  4. France Ethan DUMORTIER, 23 y/o
  5. France Noah JALLET(2), 20 y/o
(2) Player whose end of contract date is unknown.

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