In search of a top international center for next season, Stade Français have entered advanced talks with England and Harlequins playmaker Joe Marchant.
According to information from Midi OlympiqueMarchant and the capital club are in advanced contact.
The center is a major pawn of the back lines of the X of England: he had been involved five times in 2022, including four times as a starter during the last Six Nations Tournament.
His full England debut preceded the 2019 Rugby World Cup when he came off the bench in the win over Wales. He scored his first try in England’s last game before the World Cup against Italy.
In 2020, Marchant made the bold move to New Zealand by joining the Auckland Blues on a sabbatical. He scored three tries in sevens for the Blues.
Marchant celebrated his 100th appearance for Quins by scoring two tries against Sale Sharks in February 2021. He scored two more tries in Harlequins’ 43-36 win over Bristol Bears in the Premiership semi-finals and started the following week in the Premiership final. win Exeter.
Was involved in every England Six Nations game in 2022 and was part of the winning England Test Series squad on the 2022 Summer Tour, making his 13th appearance in the first Test.
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The CV of the British and Irish leader of the Lions is making the rounds of the French Top 14 clubs for a potential transfer after the 2023 World Cup, according to The Rugby Diary while Sinckler’s former club Harlequins are reportedly interested in returning to west London.
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