Currently second in Pro D2, Provence Rugby is also very active on the transfer market and is working hard to secure the services of Welsh star, George North.
The Aix leaders want the great dynamic launched by their club in this 2023-2024 financial year (six victories, two draws and two defeats) not to be a flash in the pan. So for this, they are ambitious and very active on the transfer market, working to enlist high quality players for next season. Their priority file? It's big. Because it concerns nothing less than the emblematic three-quarter center of Wales and the British and Irish Lions, George North.
According to our information, the 31-year-old center with 118 caps with the XV du Poireau visited the Provençal club's facilities in the middle of the week and met its leaders. An additional step which shows the rapprochement between the two parties. Because the contacts do not date from yesterday. In our edition of September 18, we told you that several big names from the XV de la Rose and the English championship were of interest to the Top 14: Kyle Sinckler, Lewis Ludlam, Will Stuart and Elliott Daly, all at the end of their contracts with their respective clubs. Since then, the first two cities have become involved with the RCT. We also indicated that the contract linking North to its Ospreys club would expire in June 2024. Provence Rugby had already positioned itself on this three-quarter with third row dimensions (1.93 m, 110 kg).
Reggiardo will extend for one season
If the leaders of Provence Rugby were to attract North into their nets, the latter would undoubtedly be the flagship recruit of the entire Pro D2 championship. Because his sporting CV is as long as an arm: the third youngest Welshman to become an international, the native of King's Lynn scored a double against the South African world champions in his first selection. He then won four 6 Nations Tournaments (2012, 2013, 2019, 2021) including two grand slams (2012, 2019), participated in four World Cups (2011, 2015, 2019, 2023) as well as two Lions tours. British (2013 and 2017). At club level, he won the English championship and the Challenge Cup in 2014.
Managers don't just work on the players. According to our information, Mauricio Reggiardo, the current manager, will extend his contract for an additional season. Obviously, the team's good results made the managers want to extend the contract of the former Puma who, remember, took control of the Aix club in March 2021.