BO president Jean-Baptiste Aldigé announced it on Tuesday, Racing confirmed it on Friday. Francis Saili, 31, will indeed be the replacement for the international center three-quarters, Virimi Vakatawa this season in Racing 92. The Ile-de-France club announced it this Friday afternoon on its site. The New Zealand center three-quarters, who had been playing in Biarritz (Pro D2) for two seasons, and who still had two seasons of contract under the colors of the Basque club, signed up until the end of the season in additional player status.
Two selections with the All Blacks
Powerful and skilful, able to evolve in the center as well as on the wing, the player played 21 Top 14 matches last season, unable to prevent his club from descending to Pro D2, just one year after his rise to the top flight. . Saili is also two selections with the All Blacks in 2013 against Argentina and Japan.