RugbyU: Toulouse sign trio of fresh faces

Defending French rugby champions Toulouse announced on Saturday the signing of three players for next season.

Jean-Michel Rancoule, head of recruiting for the French giants, revealed that Iosefa Tekori and Jean-Pascal Barraque had signed from Top 14 rivals Castres and Biarritz respectively, while 18-year-old Yacouba Camara had also joined on a three-year contract from second-tier (Pro D2) side Massy.

Toulouse, who are bidding for a third successive French title, are also in talks with other players including Castres' 26-year-old South African scrum-half Rory Kockott.

"The club won't be recruiting many players," said Rancoule, who added that veteran 33-year-old prop Jean-Baptiste Poux was set to join Bordeaux-Begles.

Rancoule also announced two of their younger players Karl Chateau, who has made four appearances as a replacement this season, and Maxime Payen were due to leave the club with recently-crowned ProD2 champions Oyonnax leading the chase for both of them.