Stade Toulousain: New Zealand world champion Owen Franks joins the World Cup Joker

Stade Toulousain: New Zealand world champion Owen Franks joins the World Cup Joker

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The New Zealand international, who played more than 100 international matches with the Lions, arrives in Toulouse, where he will strengthen the ranks of the “Red and Black” during the World Cup.

Who says the World Cup is an escape of talent, especially when we call ourselves the Stadium of Toulousan. While the Red and Black will have to do without several international players from September 8 to October 28, they continue to strengthen themselves with wildcards.

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– Toulousain Stadium (@StadeToulousain) August 2, 2023

This Wednesday, August 2, Owen Franks and his experiment will arrive. With 108 caps for the All Blacks, the 35-year-old right-hander will play Dorian D'Guerre. Franks is 35 years old and has not played for the Blacks since 2019, but is a two-time world champion, in 2011 and 2015. He arrived from Wellington Hurricanes. This is the ninth Joker to be announced by Toulousan Stadium, after Piola Vassalli, Reinhart Elstadt, Leo Panos, Billy Searle, and George Teasley., Sitariki Petunyata, Kakeru Okumura, and Max Auric.

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