Joe Simmonds First recruitment of the 2023/2024 season of the Paloise division. The 26-year-old English opener arrives from his training club Exeter, always announcing the Béarnais club on Tuesday, May 30. An international U20, he has more than 100 matches in the English Championship (won in 2017 and 2020), and about thirty in the Champions Cup (won in 2020). Numerically, he more than makes up for his compatriot Zach Henry’s move to the state franchise. Signed by Joe Simmonds A two-year contract With section Palois.
Joe Simmonds reacts
As for the club, the opener-scorer replied: “I am now playing in the Premiership, a championship that appeals to me as much as a top 14 pau club. The team is interesting with young players and experienced others. I think he can bring leadership to the team by giving a lot on the pitch and helping the development of the young players. This is a great opportunity to play in a division in the Top 14.“
Reaction of Sebastien Piqueronis
The Green and White’s manager described the club’s choice to trust the Englishman: “The arrival of Joe Simmonds promises to be a tremendous added value to our workforce. Beyond an experienced and talented player, a true leader who has won titles joins us. Our young players at this level will learn a lot by his side and our youngsters should rely on this type of profile to develop. We can’t wait to find him for pre-season and start our Béarnaise adventure!“
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