Tuisova on Racing radar

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Racing 92 have reportedly made LOU winger Josua Tuisova their key recruitment target as revealed by Rugbyrama.

The Flying Fijian’s contract runs to the end of the 2022/2023 season and has clubs lining up for his signature. Among the frontrunners are current Top 14 champions Montpellier although it’s being reported Tuisova met with Racing’s billionaire owner Jacky Lorenzetti and coach Laurent Travers the day after the Lyon vs Racing match and even visited the clubs facilities.

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Currently at the Hauts-de-Seine club are newly signed backrower Kitione Kamikamica and hooker Peni Narisia who both joined the club from Brive over the off-season as did winger Asaeli Tuivuaka moving on from Italian club Zebre. They are all signed until 2024 while Ben Volavola comes off contract at the end of the current season.

Inia Tabuavou graduated from their Academy and has played every match this season, starting at centre in their last 3 matches since the sudden retirement of Virimi Vakatawa.

Also at the club is former All-Black Joe Rokocoko who works as Development Skills & Backs Coach. Fair to say, Racing are not short of Fijian flavour.

Joe Rokocoko played over 90 matches for Racing from 2015-2019. Credit – Joe Rokocoko

Tuisova has played over 50 matches for Lyon and he has just recently returned from injury, playing his first match of the season over the weekend. He was the Top 14 leading tryscorer in the 2020/2021 season and was nominated for the Top 14 player of the year award in the same year. Earlier this year Lyon won the European Rugby Challenge Cup which Tuisova was a part of.

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