Following 3 seasons with RC Massey, John Madigan (25) has joined AS (Béziers) Hérault. The ambitious D2 side won 11 Top 14 Titles and were runners up 4 times between 1960 & 1984. There were talks on a takeover by a UAE based billionaire but French rugby’s financial watchdog (DNACG) refused to validate the deal.

John, from Charleville, played for Ireland Youths, had been selected for the Junior (U20) World Championship in New Zealand in 2014 but was forced to withdraw through illness.

He played with Dolphin 23 times between 2012-13 & 2016-17 scoring 2 tries.