It’s an earthquake for the LOU. Baptiste Couilloud, a native of Lyon, dismissed from the club since he was five years old, would move away from the Rhone club, according to information from the Progress.
The French international (10 selections), in Marcoussis to prepare for the reception of Australia on Saturday evening (9 p.m.), activated his exit clause, which he had obtained to integrate into his contract, which runs until June 2025. This clause allows him to leave the Lyon club next July, without compensation.
Find play time
The player, a key element of his workforce last season (top try scorer in the team, and in the Top 14, with 11 achievements), lacked playing time at the start of the 2022-2023 financial year. In competition with a former international, Jean-Marc Doussain, he started only four of the nine meetings he played.
Jean-Marc Doussain, in Brive during the 1st day of the Top 14 (31-27). (L. Hahn/The Team)
Precious playing time, less than a year from the start of the World Cup, in France (September 8-October 28, 2023). Several clubs, interested in his profile, such as Stade Français, could guarantee it.