Montpelier recruits all blacks

Montpelier recruits all blacks

Posted on October 14, 2022

Updated October 14, 2022

Additional famous player in the top 14! The 27-year-old New Zealand international winger (or full-back) George Bridge will join the squad of French champions Montpellier from November and has been registered until June 2025. The information was officially announced on Friday by the Ministry of Human Rights. He arrived as an extra player to make up for the absence of Arthur Vincent (23 years, 14 games in blue, 1 try), who relapsed from a cruciate ligament injury to his left knee at the end of September and could therefore miss the entire season. . “We are very proud to welcome Georges among us. I am delighted to sign with a club that has achieved success and prestige in Montpellier recently,” said Philippe Saint-André, Director of MHR. I can’t wait to bring to the club the experience I was able to gain with the Crusaders and the All Blacks,” the New Zealand winger rejoiced for his part.

Bridge played world cup 2019

It will be first experience in the Northern Hemisphere for George Bridge, who has played New Zealand Provincial Championships since 2016 with Canterbury and Super Rugby since 2017 with the Crusaders, winning the titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Upon leaving for Europe, the winger will postpone his international career and thus draw a line under participation in the 2023 World Cup. George Bridge started for the All Blacks in 2018 and has donned the black jersey 19 times (12 tries), notably during the 2019 World Cup in Japan, where he started four matches (including the half that they lost to England). On the other hand, we haven’t seen him with the All Blacks since the defeat to France at the Stade de France on November 20. The winger is currently in the middle of qualifying for the New Zealand Provincial Championship, of which he will play the semi-final on Saturday with Canterbury against Bay of Plenty, pending a possible final the following Saturday. It’s time for the leap in Europe.

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