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Stormers star Hacjivah Dayimani on the run. Image: X/Twitter

Rassie’s rejection pushes Dayimani to France

Racing 92 set to sign Stormers star Hacjivah Dayimani, bolstering their squad for a Top 14 and Champions Cup title challenge.

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Stormers star Hacjivah Dayimani on the run. Image: X/Twitter

French rugby giants Racing 92 are on the verge of making their fourth signing for the upcoming season, with Stormers back-row star Hacjivah Dayimani set to complete a move to the Top 14 title challengers.

Dayimani’s Desire to Depart South Africa

Fissler Confidential recently revealed that the 26-year-old Dayimani expressed his wish to leave South Africa after being overlooked for the Springboks alignment camp in Cape Town, despite being contracted to the Stormers until the end of the 2024 season.

Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus opted for Elrigh Louw and Mpilo Gumede over Dayimani, voicing concerns about his ability to win battles against other No.8’s.

“When we looked at his roadmap, and I am not talking specifically about him, I am talking about other loose forwards competing with other loose forwards and how many battles you get into and how many battles you win,” Erasmus stated.

Dayimani’s Scintillating Form for the Stormers

Since joining the Stormers from the Lions three years ago, Dayimani, who can operate at both No.8 and flanker, has been in outstanding form in the United Rugby Championship and Champions Cup this season.

His most impressive display came against Sale Sharks, where he beat 10 defenders and scored his sole try in 215 appearances this season, propelling the Stormers to a 31-24 triumph and earning himself the man of the match accolade.

Racing 92’s Successful Pursuit of Dayimani

Despite strong interest from Japanese clubs, Racing 92 have managed to secure Dayimani’s signature on a two-year contract with an option for a third year, subject to his release from the final year of his Stormers deal.

The acquisition of Dayimani is part of Racing 92’s efforts to strengthen their squad, as they currently occupy fourth place in the Top 14 table, a point behind Bordeaux and nine points behind Toulouse, with rivals Stade Francais enjoying a 10-point advantage.

Racing 92’s Impressive Recruitment Drive

Under the stewardship of Stuart Lancaster, Racing 92 have been busy in the transfer market, securing the services of former England captain Owen Farrell from Premiership champions Saracens, as well as Lyon pair Romain Taofifenua and Bemba Bamba.Dayimani’s addition to the squad will undoubtedly bolster Racing 92’s chances of competing for both domestic and European titles in the forthcoming seasons.

The explosive ball-carrier’s ability to break through defences and create opportunities for his teammates will be a valuable asset to Racing 92’s already formidable squad.

With Dayimani on board, the French side will be looking to mount a serious challenge for the Top 14 crown and make a deep run in the Champions Cup.

As Dayimani prepares to embark on a new chapter in his rugby career, fans and pundits alike will be eagerly anticipating his impact on the French rugby scene and his potential to become a key figure in Racing 92’s quest for glory.