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Anthony Alves will come to Grenoble

  • Anthony Alves

The Portugese tighthead prop will leave Aurillac for Grenoble

The 29-years old tighthead prop Anthony Alves (1,85m, 120 kilos) will play for the FCG starting next summer.

Anthony Alves went through the Academies of Bourg-en-Bresse and Montauban. He played 5 Fédérale 1 seasons (with Montauban, Chalon-sur-Saône and Montluçon), before joining Aurillac in 2015. He has played more than 20 games during each of the season spent in the Cantal region.

In Grenoble, he will play with Theo Nanette, one of his teamate in Aurillac, and Mike Tadjer, with whom he shared the front row with Portugal during a tour in South America. Anthony Alves has played 85 Pro D2 games and 70 Fédérale 1 games.

Franck Corrihons, Head of Rugby: "It has been a while that we follow Anthony. We remember very well how he hurt us in scrum last season. Anthony is at a turning point of his career. He has the will to play in Top 14 and is completely part of our sporting project."

Anthony Alves: "I have the reputation to be a scrum prop. Bring something in the game is important, but the first thing we ask to a prop is being good in the basics. It has been four years that I play for Aurillac. I have known a lot of great moments with this team. But I'm almost 30 and I wanted to discover something else, challenge myself. The offer of Grenoble, that has an ambitious project, was exactly what I was looking for."