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Virgil LacombeThe Southern Kings have signed Toulouse hooker Virgil Lacombe as their fourth international player for Super Rugby next year.

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The Eastern Cape outfit are busy preparing for their debut Super Rugby season next year, and the 28-year-old Lacombe will join Pumas Nicolas Vergallo and Tomas Leonardi along with Kiwi fullback Hadleigh Parkes as the last of the foreign contingent in Port Elizabeth.

Kings Director of rugby Alan Solomons told this website that the former France Under-19 and U21 player will be a valuable addition to the pack given his experience with the French giants.

“Hooker is a key position and Virgil has played 130 games for Toulouse so he will have a lot to offer,” he said.

The Kings already have Springbok hooker Bandise Maku on their books and Solomons expects both players to push each other to greater heights next year.

“Competition for places is vital if we want to create strength in depth so I really think that Virgil will add value,” he said.

5 Responses to French Hooker for Southern Kings

  • 1

    How many International players are a Franchise allowed to have? I thought it was only two. If so, how come are Kings allowed four?

  • 2

    Cheeky is pushing the limits. I hope SARU clarifies this. If it is only two foreign players, which I also thought was the case, they will have to fork some cash for the unfulfilled contract.

  • 3

    Cheeky getting cheeky?

    Surely he is the 6th overseas player and not the fourth?

    Pat Perez (Samoa) and Clint Newland (NZ) have been squad members for a couple of years already.

    Come on SARU grow some bollocks and put an end to the speculation and grey areas once and for all. Bunch of eunuchs!

  • 4

    I had a quick look at the headline again, and I nearly fell off my chair. French Hooker? One of the ladies of the night from Paris?

  • 5

    4 @ Lion4ever:
    Well there are enough Rugby players prostituting themselves on a daily basis, why the hell not.


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