Harinordoquy extends Toulouse stay, Mele joins from Leicester

Veteran back-row forward Imanol Harinordoquy has extended his contract with Toulouse, the Top 14 club’s president confirmed Monday.

Scrum-half David Mele, 29, has also signed on a one-year deal, with the option of another, joining from Leicester, president Rene Bouscatel said.

The 35-year-old Harinordoquy, capped 82 times by France, is expected to sign as a medical joker from July 1 as cover for the September 18-October 31 Rugby World Cup.

“He will still be with us next season,” Bouscatel said of the former Biarritz player.


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