Townsend moves to Montpellier
July 24, 2004

Former Scotland fly half Gregor Townsend will be returning to France next season, to play for Montpellier.

Townsend, who played for the Sharks in this year's Super 12 is among a raft of changes announced by The French National League in the France's top 16 next season.

Other moves included test No.8 Imanol Harinordoquy's move from Pau to Biarritz and Rupeni Caucaunibuca's arrival at Agen.

Top 16 arrivals for next season:
Agen
Ariel Castellina (Tucumán, Argentina)
Rupeni Caucaunibuca (Northland)
Santiago Dellapè (Benetton Treviso)
Kirill Koulemine (Moscow)
Yannick Larguet (Colomiers)
Aaron Persico (Leeds)
Colin Yukes (Edmonton, Canada)
Auch
Sébastien Bortolucci (Armagnac)
Béziers
Mohamed Ben Bouhout (Montauban)
Jean-Philippe Bonrepaux (Bourgoin)
Fabrice Culinat (Colomiers)
Cédric Desbrosse (Toulouse)
Jérôme Gendre (Montferrand)
Vaughan Going (Sale)
Hervé Manent (Biarritz)
Henri-Pierre Vermis (Montauban)
Biarritz
Benoît August (Stade Français)
Ockert Booyse (Rome)
Thierry Dusautoir (Colomiers)
Imanol Harinordoquy (Pau)
Kasiano Lealamanua (Samoa)
Benoît Lecouls (Toulouse)
Federico Martin Aramburu (Argentina)
Damien Traille (Pau)
Olivier Olibeau (Narbonne)
Bourgoin
Matias Albina (Argentina, Argentina)
Renaud Boyoud (Montmelian)
Johann Charlon (Lou)
Julien Frier (Grenoble)
David Janin (Perpignan)
Angel Miguel Ruiz (Argentina)
Taumoepeau Tevita (Northampton)
Brive
Julien Campo (Biarritz)
Pascal Giordani (Perpignan)
Cédric Leite (Grenoble)
Damien Minassian (Biarritz)
Alejandro Moreno (Perpignan)
Farid Sid (Colomiers)
Lionel Mallier (Perpignan)
Franco Pani (L'Aquila)
Castres
Alexandre Bias (Bourgoin )
David Bory (Montferrand)
Yann Delaigue (Toulouse)
Mark Denney (Wasps)
Brad Fleming (New Zealand)
Yannick Forestier (Colomiers)
Daan Human (Western Province)
Jose Maria Núñez-Piossek (Argentina)
Paul Volley (Wasps)
Grenoble
David Aucagne (Pau)
Sam Cordingley (Queensland Reds)
Alefeleti Fakaongo (Bordeaux)
Colin Hill Grant (New Zealand)
Sukavainuku Hufanga (Tonga)
Pierre Laurent (Lou)
Ramiro Martinez (Benetton Treviso)
Sébastien Petit (Narbonne)
Sébastien Rondinelli (Colomiers)
Maxime Suarez (Lou)
Jason Tiatia (Samoa)
Eremodo Tuni (Castres)
Kevin Zhakata (Bourgoin)
Montferrand
Adrien Falieres (Aurillac)
Stephen Jones (Wales)
Gonzalo Longo (Narbonne)
Miguel Brice (Narbonne)
Martin Scelzo (Narbonne)
Hernán Senillosa (Argentina)
Goderzi Shvelidze (Béziers)
Montpellier
Frederic Benazech (Grenoble)
Martin Durand (Argentina)
Samuel Nouchi (Agen)
Gregor Townsend (Sharks)
Narbonne
Thibault Algret (Colomiers)
Sylvain Barthes (Castres)
Bertrand Bedes (Toulouse)
Martial Bigou (Lou)
Jean Marie Bisaro (Castres)
Marco Bortolami (Safio Petrarca Padova)
Marc Dehaese (Lunellois)
Gareth Llewellyn (Swansea, Ospreys)
Guylain Mololo (Stade Français)
Franck Tournaire (Perpignan)
Jean Philippe Viard (Colomiers)
Pau
Patricio Albacete (Colomiers)
Fabien Boiroux (Connacht)
Mathieu Dourthe (Agen)
Vincent Forgues (Toulouse)
John Isaac (Biarritz)
Christophe Laussucq (Bourgoin)
Ludovic Mercier (Grenoble)
Olivier Nauroy (Biarritz)
Thomas Soucaze (Biarritz)
James Stuart (Scotland)
Patrick Tabacco (Stade Français)
Jean-Emmanuel Cassin (Colomiers)
Perpignan
Jean Philippe Grandclaude (Colomiers)
Gavin Hume (eagles)
Leon van den Heever (Western Province)
Rudy Cheron (Colomiers)
Sébastien Chobet (Grenoble)
Nicolas Durand (Béziers)
Ovidiu Tonita (Biarritz)
Stade Français
Olivier Brouzet (Montferrand)
Alexandre Castola (Bordeaux)
Jérôme Fillol (Perpignan)
Pierre Gaona (Toulouse)
Sacha Marot (Mpumalanga)
Gonzalo Quesada (Béziers)
Rodriguo Roncero (Gloucester)
Julien Arias (Colomiers)
Olivier Sarramea (Agen)
Toulouse
Jeff Dubois (Colomiers)
Florian Fritz (Bourgoin)
Omar Hasan (Agen)
Gareth Thomas (Warriors)

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