The president of USAP announced this Saturday the extension of his second line Posolo Tuilagi, crowned U20 world champion with the Blueberries on Friday, until June 2026.
Posolo Tuilagi remains faithful to the USAP! The second row, who burst onto the screen during the U20 World Cup which he won this Friday with the France team in South Africa against Ireland, extended his contract, which ran until 2024 , until June 2026 with the Catalan club. In any case, this is what its president François Rivière announced on his social networks this Saturday: “Arrived at USAP at the age of 6, this pure product of our training and true hope of French rugby will continue to defend our colors for the next 3 seasons!
It was for Franck Azema (coach), Bruno Rolland (training director) and myself an important objective to conclude now”. Born in July 2004 in Samoa, Posolo Tuilagi (1.92m, 145kg) is none other than the son of Henry Tuilagi, who wore the USAP jersey from 2007 to 2015. The second line made his great professional debut in the jersey of his training club this season, playing twelve Top 14 matches (half as a starter) and four Challenge Cup matches (one as a starter), for two tries scored.
Selected for the U20 World Cup, he arrived in South Africa late due to a visa problem, but made up for lost time by scoring two tries on the second day of the group stage against New -Zeeland. He then played the other four games of the competition with his number 5, until Friday’s consecration in the final. Inevitably courted in view of its immense potential, Posolo Tuilagi therefore secures its future on the side of the Pyrénées-Orientales.
Servat mentioned the Tuilagi case
Some are already imagining the new nugget of French rugby at the next World Cup, that of the big ones, in two months, but William Servat, the co-trainer of the conquest of the XV of France, does not want to go too fast: “ There are always players arriving (so) why not? But one thing at a time. Today, the physical maturity that one can have at his age, in his position, is very important and indeed no door is closed on anything “. Logic would rather see him at the 2027 World Cup in Australia. Will he still wear the Perpignan jersey at that time?