Jonathan Joseph is set to be joined in the south west of France by none other than former Welsh scrum-half Rhys Webb. The 34-year-old joins from Ospreys where he has spent the majority of his career, putting in sublime performances which have earned him multiple call-ups to Wales and the British and Irish Lions.
The former international scrum-half announced his retirement from the Welsh jersey back in May alongside the likes of Justin Tipuric and Alun Wyn Jones. He earned forty Wales caps and two British and Irish Lions test match caps in an international career that spanned over ten years.
This will be Webb’s second stint in France after spending two years down in the south of France with former European champions Toulon. This time around he will join up with Wales centre Tyler Morgan in a Biarritz side full of international talent.
Discussing his move away from Wales, Webb’s decision to end his career on French land has been largely down to “present uncertainties and difficulties” in Welsh rugby. This meant there was “little opportunity for a contract that offered security for the coming years”.
In was not always Biarritz that was due to be Webb’s destination however. He was due to follow Biarritz owner Jean-Baptiste Aldigé to rival club Agen in a takeover which eventually fell through. As a result, Webb committed to Biarritz instead.