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Toulon to pry France star away from Toulouse - report

By Ian Cameron
France's full-back Melvyn Jaminet and France's scrum-half Antoine Dupont (L to R) attend a training session at the Bourret stadium, in Capbreton, southwestern France, on August 22, 2023, as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Top 14 big spenders Toulon are reported to have set their targets on one of French rugby’s most promising talents.


Fullback Melvyn Jaminet is reportedly being linked to a move to the Toulon from Toulouse. The 24-year-old Jaminet finds himself in a challenging position, sitting behind the accomplished fullback Thomas Romas at both club and international levels.

According to Midi Olympic, sources close to the situation have revealed that early discussions are underway between Jaminet’s representatives and Rugby Club Toulonnais (RCT) regarding a possible switch next season.

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Although no official or unofficial statements have been released by either party, the rumours will no doubt ignite a buzz among fans of France’s top-flight competition.

Jaminet’s talent and potential have not gone unnoticed in recent years, with the talented sweeper winning 15 caps to date for France. He has showcased exceptional skills as a fullback, earning his place as a reliable backup to Romas for Toulouse.

However, the desire to secure a regular starting spot could be the driving force behind Jaminet’s potential move to Toulon. With RCT’s commitment to rebuilding and strengthening their squad under new owner Bernard Lemaitre, Jaminet’s arrival would certainly bolster their backline and provide the young talent with the game time he must surely crave.

While Toulouse would undoubtedly be reluctant to part with Jaminet, the lure of Toulon and more game time may prove too enticing for the player.


Part of Fabien Galthie’s Rugby World Cup squad, the young fullback will be eager to make a mark, with a solid performance at the tournament only placing him more firmly in the shop window for a big money transfer.




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