Toulouse - Scotland lock Richie Gray underwent a back
operation on Wednesday as injuries mount for his French club Toulouse days
before the Top 14 kicks off.
Toulouse coach Ugo Mola did not reveal for how long Gray
would be sidelined but a club source said the 27-year-old could be out for two
It is another blow to the fallen giants and record four-time
European champions having already lost hookers Peato Mauvaka (hamstring) and
Julien Marchand (broken hand) to injury during last week's 19-14 friendly
victory against Racing 92.
All three forwards will miss Saturday's Top 14 opener at
With two hookers out, Toulouse signed recently-retired
36-year-old David Roumieu as injury cover until the end of November.
The former Castres, Bayonne and Biarritz player will make
his Toulouse debut against Oyonnax.