Nick Abendanon rejected two Premiership clubs to stay in France

Nick Abendanon rejected two Premiership clubs to stay in France

Nick Abendanon has revealed that he rejected two Premiership clubs in order to stay in France with the former Bath and England full-back signing a deal with PROD2 side Vannes after Top14 giants Clermont decided not to renew his contract.

The 33-year-old suggested that he would welcome a return to the UK and toyed with the idea of retiring after his deal was not renewed.  In an interview with RugbyRama, Abendanon revealed that he and his family ultimately wanted to stay and that he turned down offers from two Premiership clubs, Leicester Tigers and London Irish.


“I had two other opportunities, in England, at Leicester and at the London Irish. I finally made a family choice, that of Vannes. I always said that I liked France, that I felt good there and that I wanted to stay there. It was true!

“My wife also wanted to stay here. And since Leicester only offered me a one-year contract, while Vannes offered me two years and a nice project sporty at stake…”



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