Sables star Mudariki signs contract extension at French side USON Nevers

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Zimbabwe rugby international Farai Mudariki has signed a contract extension at French Pro D2 side after recently recovering from a serious knee ligament injury.

The 28-year-old tighthead prop was coming to the end of his contract this summer after not playing a single game during the 2022-2023 season.

He is now set to continue his career at the ambitious French outfit after signing a one-year contract extension, with the club having the option to extend the deal by another year.

Mudariki spent last season on the sidelines after undergoing surgery for a rupture of the cruciate ligaments in June 2022, following an injury in the semi-finals of Pro D2, in Mont-de-Marsan.

The injury came at a time when Mudariki was enjoying his best season with USON Nevers since joining the club from the then Gallagher Premiership side Worcester Warriors two years ago.

Due to the injury, Mudariki also missed Zimbabwe’s 2022 Rugby Africa Cup campaign which doubled as the qualifiers for this year’s Rugby World Cup.

After fully recovering from injury and signing a new contract, Mudariki is expected to add more depth to the USON Nevers, who will be pushing for promotion to the Top 14 again next season having come short in the playoffs over the last two seasons.

Farai, who is the young brother of Sables captain Hilton Mudariki will battle for a starting berth at tighthead prop with compatriot Cleopas Kundiona, Frenchman Aselo Ikahehegi and Georgian international Ilia Kaikaksishvili.

 

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