I was under the impression that the Dragons weren't forking out a lot or even anything for the U19s Academy players.They have far higher costs to cover than the other English Academys with travel and accommodation bills to cover. With the latter including billeting lads with familys in the Perpignan area.
Avignon U20s won both cup/league comps last season. Its a great nursery for the code in France. Guigue, Khattabi, Duport, Pala, Garcia and Yaha started up there. 17,000 there for Kiwis in WC. Its a fine balancing line to make sure top lads can progress and the existing set-up continues to produce. Yaha and Romano came from the Vaucluse in the first wave.
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