Toulouse. Dimitri Delibes extended: Who are the last players out of contract?

Versatile three-quarter Dimitri Delibes is now linked with Stade Toulouse until 2026. (©Icon Sports)

This is Monday, January 23, 2023 Toulouse has formalized the extension of the contract with the central wing defender Dimitri Delibes (23 years) 3 new seasons, ie until June 2026. This is a great achievement by the stadium managers, both players are training. Blagnac performed well and established himself as an important element in the Toulouse rotation with 16 appearances and 3 goals since the start of the season, 12 of which were as a starter.

Delibes, who was called up by France’s XV squad last November, attracted interest from several Top 14 teams, but Toulouse were reluctant to let him go. Its extension follows that of the second line Joshua Brennan and the third line Albanian Placines They recently returned to the Pink City by 2026 and 2025. Overview.

An optional year for Lebel; What about Willis, Mallia and Chocobares?

First, there is the matter of the international winger Matthias Lebelhis contract expires at the end of this 2022-2023 season, but the two-time U-20 world champion (2018 and 2019) has an optional contract year should be lifted and allowed to contact Toulouse until 2024. A trend that emerged especially after the confirmation of Damian Penaud not coming to Toulouse, preferring to favor the future project of UBB led by Yannick Bru and Thibault Giroud.

About the third line of English Jack Willis (26), hired this fall as an additional player, signed a contract until the end of the 2022-2023 season. The Toulouse outfit would be keen to keep hold of the former Wasps man, who has been convincing since his first matches at the Rouge et Noir. Furthermore, he is the only player not to have played for England and has been called up by new Rose XV coach Steve Borthwick to play in the 2023 6 Nations. He could choose to return home this summer to give it every chance. He will compete in the 2023 World Championship.

What about the two Argentine nationals? Juan Cruz Mallia (age 26) and Santiago Chocobares (23 years old), both of whom are out of contract in June 2023? They are appreciated by manager Ugo and his staff for being versatile and reliable. The only problem is that, like all the Pumas, he is unavailable for a good part of the year due to international tests conflicting with the Rugby Championship and qualifiers.

Elstadt and Page-Relo are on their way to ending their careers for Faumuina

As for the Springboks’ third line, Rynhardt Elstadt (age 33), whose contract expires in the summer of 2023, he is set to leave Toulouse and is set to leave the Pink City. His CV currently spans several Top 14 clubs, but the Springbok (4 caps) could also consider returning home to South Africa to finish his career there.

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Another player who should leave Toulouse this summer, by half Martin Page-Relo (age 24) has announced his departure to Lyon, while the Red-Black team will regain the versatile Baptiste Germain, who was loaned to Biarritz (Pro D2) this season, where he shines at 9 and also at 10. Regarding the wing-back Arthur Bonneval (27), he recently joined Brive as Joris Jurand’s medical joker, but only until the end of this fiscal year 2022-2023. After his contract with Toulouse expires in June 2023, he will need to find a base for next season.

All Blacks mainstay Charlie Faumuina (age 36; 50 games) has announced his retirement at the end of this season and his countryman should follow suit. Tim Nanai-Williams (age 33) has played sparingly with Rouge et Noir (3 starts this season) and can also hang up his crampons. Finally, the third international center line Selevasio TolofuaHe announced that he has signed a contract with Toulon, where he will be reunited with his elder brother Christopher Tolofua, whose contract with Toulouse expired this summer.

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