Clermont's espoirs have now won three titles in a row, and many of the players who were key players in those three years are now breaking into the first team, such as Wesley Fofana, Jean-Marcelin Buttin and Julien Bardy. There is no doubt that the Clermont academy system is producing some very fine players, which will also heavily benefit the Jaunards in the future as well.
|Pierce taking lineout ball|
for the Canada U20's this
summer in Georgia.
The latest player to be added to the Clermont academy roster on a three year contract after impressing in a trial, is Canadian lock/number 8 Cam Pierce. The the 6 foot 7 inch 20 year old played in the IRB Junior World Trophy where he played every minute for Canada. The youngster was recommended to Clermont by his BC Bears coach and former Stade Français lock Mike James. It is likely that Clermont see Pierce as a potential long term lock replacement for his fellow Canadian Jamie Cudmore who is now 33. He could also be Cudmore's replacement one day in the national team as well, lock has always been traditionally a strong position for Canada with the likes of Mike James and Jamie Cudmore, hopefully Pierce will also have a successful professional career and do well for Canada as well in the future.