Australian international Rob Simmons signs for Claremont

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Australian international second line Rob Simmons The Auvergne club (33 years, 102 caps) announced its signing for the next two seasons at Claremont, who currently sit 10th in the Top 14, on Monday.

Simmons, a former player in the Australian provinces of Reds Waratah, has been playing since 2020 in the English Championship, in London Irish.

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He’s been to three World Cups (2011, 2015 and 2019) with the Wallabies, whose jersey he hasn’t worn in over two years.

We needed to intensify the package in the coming seasons with high level players. Rob’s arrival is part of that goal. He will bring us all his experience in terms of conquest and personalityClaremont manager Christophe Aureus commented in a press release.

With a difficult season in the Top 14, ASM also announced another second line recruit, also for two years, New Zealander Chris Gabriel (23), who went on trial there a few weeks ago.

He’s really strong, and has a great physique (2.03m, 128kg). He moves a lot, it’s really a very big potentialUrios description.He came from Japan and played a lot of XIII. It’s not formatted yet and needs some work but it could be a very nice surprise“.

Clermont had already intensified its group in the coming seasons with reinforcements from four international players, French right-support Mohamed Hawass, Australian hooker Folau Vaenga, New Zealand third-line Beta Jos Soakola and Argentine third-line Marcos Kremer.

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