Racing 92 recently formalized a very big blow, with the arrival of international tricolor Cameron Woki. The one who achieved the 2022 Grand Slam with the Blues will leave Union Bordeaux-Bègles one year from the end of his contract, in order to commit to the next four seasons in favor of the Ile-de-France club.
It’s a huge blow hit by Jacky Lorenzetti. While the cravings depart from Cameron Woki were well known, including the French Stadium who would have thought of him. It is finally on the other side of the ring road that the French international will land, since he is committed in favor of the Ile-de-France residents. ” Racing 92 is pleased to announce today its signing for the next 4 sports seasons. The 3rd line joins the Sky and White squad from July 5, 2022 as an additional player explained the Race 92in a statement released on Tuesday. ” The club welcomes the arrival of this international player from the Ile-de-France region who will continue to highlight the fertile ground of the Paris basin for French rugby. “. Trained to Massive and native of Saint-Denis, the third or second line would probably have decided to leave the club prematurely.Union Bordeaux-Bèglesbecause of deep disagreements with his manager Christopher Urios.
𝔹𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕦𝕖 Cameron! MR Woki is Racingman! Cameron Woki joins the Sky and White team for next season 🤩🤩🤯 To be continued… #RacingFamily @cameronwoki pic.twitter.com/1ly150SqHz
– Race 92 (@race92) July 5, 2022
“A door opened, we entered”
Contacted by RMC Sportsthe president of Race 92 was necessarily very proud to be able to welcome a player of the level of Cameron Woki. ” We had a somewhat complicated year and we needed to strengthen on certain lines. Especially in front. Cameron Woki was a priority for us but we obviously couldn’t do it before the end of his contract and even start discussions before the end of his contract. ” said Jacky Lorenzetti, in a recent interview with RMC Sports. ” What happened in Bordeaux happened. And finally a door opened, we entered. We managed to negotiate with the player but above all with the Bordeaux club and with the president Laurent Marti who, well… did good against bad luck, agreed to let go of his player a year earlier for reasons he could maybe explain to you. For us, he is a good recruit and we are very satisfied. “.
“We found a gentleman’s agreement and Cameron Woki made an effort”
As Cameron Woki was related toUnion Bordeaux-Bègles until June 2023, the Race 92 was obliged to pay compensation which would probably amount to €400,000. ” Oh yes ! Laurent Marti is nice but maybe not enough to send it to us for free. He defended the interests of his club well and I defended the interests of Racing. We found a gentleman’s agreement and Cameron Woki made an effort. Everyone made it go well “confirmed the president of the Race 92who explained that the will of the player had made the difference. ” From what we know, he had made his decision to return to the Paris region. He will find his family and an environment that is favorable to him with his partner who lives in Paris. More than possible bickering with Christophe Urios, what he wanted was to come back home. It was his main motivation “.
A return to business by Caleb Timu?
But who will replace him at theUBB ? According to information from Rugbyrama, Christopher Urios would have turned to a rather surprising profile, with The Caleb team. The Australian third line, who wore the colors of Montpellier during the 2019-2021 season, had decided to retire and has therefore not been playing at the highest level for almost a year. Maybe theUBB and Urios have found a way to convince the 28-year-old to return to service.