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Clermont make double swoop

Clermont have confirmed the signings of scrum-half Thierry Lacrampe and full-back Mike Delany for next season.

The Top 14 side have captured New Zealander Delany from Japanese side Panasonic Wild Knights on an initial two-year deal, while Castres half-back Lacrampe joins the club on a three-year contract.

Clermont sporting director Jean-Marc Lhermet told asm-rugby.com: "For several seasons we have built our workforce on a stable and solid frame. Our recruitment policy for next season is following this guideline and will be a sign of continuity with the arrival of two players, Mike Delany and Thierry Lacrampe "

Former player Xavier Sadourny, 36, has also been confirmed as a replacement for Alex King as head of the Clermont training centre and will also link up with the first team as part of the coaching staff.

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