Gray joins Stade Francais

by AFP

Australian loose forward Tala Gray has signed a deal to join Stade Francais from next season, the French Top 14 side announced on Thursday.

The 27-year-old former Waratahs player has signed a two-year deal and will join from Toulouse, where he has spent the last three seasons.

French prop Stephane Clement, 30, will also join from Lyon on a three-year deal at the end of the season, Stade said.Gray was at the Waratahs during their 2014 Super Rugby title winning run. Photo: Getty ImagesThe 2015 French champions Stade are currently in a lowly 11th place in the Top 14.

They are away to London Irish in the European Challenge Cup on Saturday but having lost two of their opening Pool 4 matches face an uphill battle to defend the title they won last season.