Rugby

Munster chasing Bastareaud signature - report

2019-07-07 10:28
Mathieu Bastareaud (Gallo)

Cape Town - PRO14 side Munster are in the hunt to sign former France international Mathieu Bastareaud on a short-term contract, according to reports.

The 30-year-old left Toulon at the end of the 2018/19 campaign May and will join American side Rugby United New York in January.

Bastareaud was expected to play a part in the Rugby World Cup, but having been omitted from the squad by coach Jacques Brunel, that leaves a gap for the powerhouse centre to sign for a club before heading across the Atlantic.

Although unconfirmed, the 2019/20 PRO14 season is due to start in late August or early September.

Midi Olympique are claiming that the Limerick-based outfit are one of those interested as they look to fill the hole left by Leicester-bound Jaco Taute and their Ireland internationals, who will be away in Japan.

The French newspaper say that Johann van Graan’s men have made a “concrete offer,” but they will have to fend off competition from former club Stade Francais and Vern Cotter’s Montpellier, who are also believed to be in the running.

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