Steve Mafi & Luke Jones arrive in France
Bordeaux-Begles have confirmed the signing of Australian lock Luke Jones on a two year contract. Jones, who has won three caps for the Wallabies, has recently arrived at the Top 14 club, having represented the Melbourne Rebels since 2011. The former Western Force second-row joins Ireland’s Ian Madigan in committing to the club from next season, while compatriot and Phoenix client Adam Ashley-Cooper is already playing for Raphael Ibanez’s side.
Former Leicester Tigers star Steve Mafi is among seven new recruits signed for next season by Castres. The 26 year-old Australia born flanker who has represented Tonga at international level arrives from Super Rugby team Western Force on a two year deal with an option for a third having previously spent four years with the Tigers.