La Rochelle could be one the verge of signing one of New Zealand’s best backrow forwards.
All Black number 8, Victor Vito, is on the verge of signing for Top 14 side, La Rochelle. The news was reported by rugby journalist, Gavin Mortimer.
Gossip, and @midi_olympique claims that La Rochelle are “on the point of obtaining the signature” of All Black back-rower Victor Vito
— gavin mortimer (@gavinmortimer7) December 7, 2015
With La Rochelle sitting in 9th place on the Top 14 table, the news would come as a shock to some. However, in the aftermath of newly promoted Pau signing Conrad Smith and Colin Slade, it seems that some of the game’s elite players are within reach of clubs at the foot of the Top 14 table.
The news will also come as a blow to Ulster and Stade Francais , who had both previously been linked with a move for Vito.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena