Montpellier - France captain Guilhem Guirado will be moving
to Montpellier at the end of the season, the Top 14 club announced on Thursday.
"It was a very important decision wich needed a lot of
thought. Now it is official I am very happy to be joining Montpellier,"
Guirado told the club website.
Guirado's current side Toulon said last month that the
32-year-old hooker would be leaving at the end of the season and Montpellier
have beaten Stade Francais to his signature.
"I think I need the sea to live," said Guirado.
"I think that to succeed, you need good living conditions.
"Montpellier want to succeed, cement their place at the
top level and win titles," said Guirado, who has signed a three year
"That is my ambition too. I don't have too many seasons
left in front of me."
Guirado, who has 63 French caps and is set to captain them
in next year's World Cup in Japan, began his professional career with
Perpignan, winning the Top 14 in 2009.
Guirado joined Toulon in 2014 after Perpignan were
Guirado will share the hooker duties at Montpellier with
former Springbok Bismarck Du Plessis and rising talent Vincent Giudicelli.