Back to basics for Steffon Armitage who joins Nice, in the 3rd division

From the Top 14 to the National. Biarritz third line Steffon Armitage, 36, will leave the Basque club at the end of the season to join Nice in the 3rd division, the player announced in an interview with the bi-weekly Noon Olympic this Thursday.

“It’s where it all started, where I have all my childhood memories,” explained the former England international [cinq sélections], who grew up in the south-east of France. “Stade niçois remains my heart club”, he assures.

“Bring up” Nice

“At the end of the season in Biarritz, I said to myself: “Either I stop everything, or I start again on a new project to finish well”, he added, saying he wanted to “bring Nice back up” to Pro. D2.

Triple European champion with Toulon (2013, 2014, 2015), Armitage played 25 games this season in all competitions with Biarritz Olympique, which he had helped to raise back to the elite. “I have always made sure to participate in the history of the clubs in which I have passed, he further declared. In Toulon, in Biarritz, and today it’s Nice’s turn. I want to be part of the memory of this club”.

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