Lyon - Discarded France centre Mathieu Bastareaud will join Lyon in the
French Top 14 until the end of the Rugby World Cup, the club said on
Bastareaud will be joining New York's Rugby United for six months in
December. He was released last week by Toulon after eight seasons at the
"If he has built a reputation for his power and rugby skill, Mathieu
Bastareaud, who was the captain of Toulon from 2017, is also a leader,"
Lyon said in a statement.
The 30-year-old, who played for France 54 times, had a gap in his
calendar after he was omitted in June from the preliminary French squad
for the World Cup in Japan (20 September-November 20).
At Lyon, a Top 14 semi-finalist for the past two seasons, he will
work with Pierre Mignoni, his coach at Toulon from 2011 to 2015.