Toulouse re-sign French international

Toulouse have confirmed that French international and vice-captain Maxime Puech has signed a new deal for the 2021 season.

The 26-year-old is one of the club’s more senior players, having made over 100 appearances since joining in 2013.

Having cemented a place in Sylvain Houles’ squad for recent years, his hard work was rewarded last Autumn with his first cap for France, as he featured twice during their tour of Australia.

“(It is) a great regret that the 2020 season is over,” Puech said. “I think we were off to a good start, we hadn’t found our cruising speed yet but we were on the right track.

“I didn’t see myself leaving Toulouse. We expect great things from this group, the famous rise to the Super League is our objective; we will do everything to get there and we have to pass this milestone.

“It’s important for me to have great moments with this team and to continue to write history. 2021 will be the year of Toulouse Olympique”

Toulouse president Bernard Sarrazain added: “I am very happy with the re-signing of Maxime. He keeps improving season after season.

“The more experience he gains, the more he will be able to play the role he is called upon to have, to lead the team towards Super League. “

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