Sunday, November 8, 2015

The quality of a French ProD2 'Foreign Legion' XV might just surprise you

When you think of French coffers luring the world's greatest rugby talent, you of course think of the Top14. However, the money knocking about in the ProD2 can prove every bit as seductive to quality rugby players wanting to cash in on short careers. 

Be it veterans looking to supplement pension funds or young guns who may have been overlooked at home, the ProD2 is fast becoming a very real competitor to both the Pro12 and (to a lesser extent) the Aviva Premiership.  

With this in mind we have gone about the process of picking the best XV foreign imports from the French second division. *We have gone with a French left and right backrow, hence Samoan Vavae Tuilagi at 6 and former Bath standout/Sam Burgess causality Carl Fearns at 7.

ProD2 XV - Rugby lineups, formations and tactics