Thursday, June 2, 2011
Juan Leguizamón signs for Lyon
Lyon is the third largest city in France after Paris and Marseilles and the newly promoted Lyon Olympique Universitaire or LOU is already receiving significant local support from the authorities. The team will play its matches at the 42,000 seater venue, Stade Gerland which hosted three matches at Rugby World Cup 2007. The club is also going about achieving a quality playing roster and as such confirmed nine signatures for the coming season. The club announced that Arnault Tchougong, Connie Basson, Alipathé Fthahefi, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Jean-Philippe Bonrepeaux, Anthony Roux, Arnaud Marchois, Sisa Koyamaibole and Regis Lespinas will all play for them. Pumas backrower Leguizamón will be joining from Stade Français after the Parisians had a poor season. His decision to swap Paris for Lyon will see him link up with uncapped Argentine prop, Ariel Castellina who has played for Lyon OU since 2006.