This weekend will begin Top 14, which will have a large number of Argentines present. Among them, Tomás Lavanini and Martín Landajo they were distinguished as two of the best reinforcements by the French contest.
Lavanini, who came from Leicester to Clermont, was praised as “one of the best on the planet in his position”. For his part, the scrum half, who arrived in Perpignan after dedicating himself with Harlequins in the Premiership, they praised him as follows: “To stay in the category, USAP will need you.”
This is how both the Argentines and Cheslin kolbe, the great transfer of this season:
TOMÁS LAVANINI (second line, ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Among the newcomers, we inevitably distinguish the one from the second row of Los Pumas, with almost 60 games since 2013. A strong player, he is above all a renowned fighter. Surely one of the best on the planet in his position, his contribution to the pack will be decisive, as in the line. Although he is remembered for his time at Leicester since 2019, he had already played one season (2014/15) in France, in Racing 92 (10 games). Then he wore the colors of Jaguares. “
MARTÍN LANDAJO (scrum half, USA Perpignan)
It is a beautiful name that comes to the Catalan Country, since the Argentine scrum half has no less than 84 games with Los Pumas. Obviously he played Super Rugby with the Jaguars, after his debut in Argentina, and it was in England where he played two seasons, in the Harlequins, where he has just been crowned champion. Not necessarily a starter, the 33-year-old will bring his vindictive side and his experience. To stay in the category, USAP will need it. To accompany Sadek Deghmache, his profile seems ideal.
CHESLIN KOLBE (back, RC Toulon)
This is probably THE move of the season, and one of the last. After moving from Stade Toulousain to RC Toulon, the World Champion from South Africa offers himself a new challenge in his now 27-year-old career. Having won everything for four seasons, becoming Champion of France and Champion of Europe, this three-quarter line Swiss army knife, presented as one of the best players on the planet, will inevitably be an attraction.
At the same time, the official Top 14 account also highlighted Ngani laumape, new player of Stade Francais, Ben Botica, Castres reinforcement, and Tevita Kuridrani, incorporation of Biarritz.