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AS Monaco’s “Champions Project” and Impressive Off-Season Recruits for Amateur Rugby: Latest Updates and Signings

The French championships have just ended, the teams of the last squares – whether they are from Regional 3 to Federal 1 – amateurs are finally enjoying a well-deserved vacation… When others are already preparing for the resumption of training and their physical preparation. This is particularly the case of AS Monaco, resident of the Fédérale 2, while conversely, the promoted RC Aubagne, finalist of France in Fed 3, ended his 2022/2023 financial year 8 years ago. days only. It must be said that on the side of the Rock, which has been preparing its “Champions Project” for several seasons, we put the dishes in the big ones. After a first season in the 2nd federal division and an assured maintenance on the penultimate day, the club which was still in Honor in 2019 is clearly aiming for the Federal 1 for 2024.
AMATEUR. 60 pts, 7 cards: we went to see the South-East derby for you in the semi-finals of Fédérale 3Car whether we like it or not, we don’t recruit former pros in spades to make up the numbers… During of this off-season, no less than 5 boys who played in National 1 or 2 will settle down in the Principality. ASM went to draw on the side of Hyères, where the vice-champions of France of Fédérale 1 in 2022 Alek Nowicki and Lucien Wilson gave their agreement. The 31-year-old Polish third row, who played in the last Rugby Europe Championship, took part in 15 National 1 matches last season, including 10 starts. The former pillar of Massy, ​​he comes out of an exercise almost white because of an injury, even if he returned to play the last day against Narbonne.
VIDEO. RUGBY. ”Mission Bouclier”, the excellent report from Rencontres à XV on the amateur finalsCloser to Beausoleil, the red and white club worked on its close relations with the Stade Niçois to bring in 2 members of the Aiglons rotation last season. In this case the Polish international winger Agustin Slowik (29), who had professional experience in England and started 10 times with Nice in 2022/2023 (for 3 tries). As well as the very experienced full-back Loic le Gal, who has more than 100 ProD2 games in his career and who will bring a lot of confidence to the Monegasque second curtain. While the Dutch center / winger Reinier Pieters will arrive from the US Seynoise.

A former Top 14 and promising youngsters

To complete the ten recruits who will tumble on the borders of 06, Monaco also hit hard by managing to sign the former Castres scrum half Yohan Domenech, champion of France in 2018 with the Tarn club. Hampered by repeated concussions for almost two years, the one who also has more than 70 ProD2 games with Narbonne, Carcassonne or Rouen was finally able to resume last year in Federal 1 and had a great season with Gruissan. In Pool 2 of Federal 2, he will notably find his former CO teammate Ludovic Radosavljevic, who plays him in the same position on the side of Avignon / Le Pontet, a club promoted from Fed 3.
AMATEUR. “If we had been told that last July”, Sarlat captain Jonathan Laporte returns to the title of Fédérale 3Finally, several hopefuls from professional clubs or promising young players from the lower divisions will also wear the red and white colors this season. next. Jumbled up, we can mention Clément Rodor (USAP) or Lucas Sicard (Angoulême), the latter having also made 3 appearances in Nationale 1 with Cognac. Dorian Brial (number 8 or hooker), he arrives from Mauguio-Carnon with whom he won the Challenge de France de Régionale 1 while in the same first position, the captain of Stade Laurentain Anthony Freige arrives after a good season of Federal 3. Sufficient to play the leading roles in a group that will include Montmélian, CARF or Voiron?

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