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Quesada seemingly holds the key regarding Top 14 return for Rory Teague

Former Gloucester out-half Rory Teague is in the hunt for a coaching spot at Racing 92 next season. 

The Parisians have been chasing the signature of the Super Rugby Jaguars boss Gonzalo Quesada, who previously led State Francais to Top 14 glory. 

However, amid fears that Quesada could take up a temporary role with Argentina for the 2019 World Cup, French newspaper Midi Olympique have claimed that Teague’s credentials have strengthened as he would be immediately available to hook up with the 2018 Champions Cup finalists. 

Teague has been on the look-out for work since departing Bordeaux last November. The Englishman had initially settled into the general manager role after Jacques Brunel quit for the France national team in January 2018. 

However, a poor start to this season caused disgruntlement among the club’s hierarchy and a parting of the ways by mutual consent was the outcome.  

It was a big setback for the 34-year-old who had left his role as England’s skills coach in 2017 to join the Top 14 outfit as backs coach.

When he took charge during the Brunel emergency, he became the youngest head coach of a top flight club anywhere in Europe, but he is now looking to get himself back into the sport on a lower rung of the ladder. 

It would be ironic if Racing 92 did offer him a job as their vacancy has been created by co-coach Laurent Labit agreeing to become part of the France national team set-up when Fabien Galthie succeeds Brunel as top man following the end of this year’s World Cup. 

Vern Cotter had apparently wanted to take Teague on at Montpellier only for Mohed Altrad to instead insist on recruiting La Rochelle’s Xavier Garbajosa. 

That leaves Teague’s CV sitting on the desk of Jacky Lorenzetti in Paris with the club waiting to hear from afar from Quesada, who coached the Jaguars to a first-ever win at the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday which puts them level at the top of the South African conference with the Bulls. 

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Quesada seemingly holds the key regarding Top 14 return for Rory Teague