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Pietersen leads raft of Bayonne signings
May 10, 2010
The Stormers' Joe Pietersen fends off the Western Force defence, Stormers v Western Force, Super 14, Newlands, South Africa, May 9, 2009
Joe Pietersen will leave the Stormers for Bayonne © Getty Images

Bayonne have confirmed a raft of signings as they look to bolster their place in the Top 14 next season, with Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen heading the list.

Pietersen, 25, is a major coup for the club after they avoided the drop from the top flight due to Montauban's administrative relegation.

The Western Province regular is a competent goal-kicker and will likely sacrifice his hopes of winning Springbok honours to join his new club.

Joining Pietersen at the club are Racing prop Clément Baïocco, a squad member during France's Six Nations run, ex-Calvisano second-row Cameron Treloar and former Western Force utility back Garth Ziegler.

Bayonne have also plundered the stocks at Montauban, signing up scrum-half Julien Audy and lock Abdellatif Boutaty for next season.


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