Sydney Uni’s Champion De Crespigny looking forward to thriving in Top 14


There are two ways to look at the signing of what many good judges say is the best unsigned backrower in the Shute Shield, Nick Champion De Crespigny to Castres Olympique and the highly regarded Top 14 competition on a one-year deal.

There’s the “one that got away from Australian rugby” line and of course there’s the one preferred by the player himself in that “it’s all part of the journey”.

The 24-year-old de Crespigny has played his last game for Sydney Uni in the Shute Shield for now and he says he’s love to come back to Australia and tick that Super Rugby and beyond box.

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