Stade Toulousain formalized this Friday the signing of 23-year-old Italian international back Ange Capuozzo from Grenoble.
It was an open secret, it’s now official. The day after the official end of the season for Grenoble, which will not play the final phase in Pro D2 after finishing twelfth in the regular season, its Italian international winger Ange Capuozzo officially signed up with Stade Toulousain. Duration of the contract: three seasons. Aged 23, the native of Isère will know the second club of his career, he who joined the FCG in 2010, when he was 11 years old. “I am very happy to open a new page by signing for Toulouse! I feel tremendous excitement as this change in my personal and professional life approaches. I wanted to sign in a club that would allow me to surpass myself and I think I have chosen the ideal place for that “, reacted the future Toulouse. “Like a certain Vincent Clerc, also from Grenoble, Ange has the ideal profile to play at Stade Toulousain! We have already had a glimpse of his talent by following his performances in Pro D2, and we are now looking forward to seeing how he will fit into the group and the game plan established by the staff. This recruitment is part of our desire to build a competitive workforce for the coming seasons. Ange is also a boy of character, full of determination. We have seen this in particular in the conviction of his choice of orientation, ”said the Toulouse president, Didier Lacroix, for his part.
After 13 years spent in red and blue, it’s time for me to say goodbye to the @fcgrugby. I cannot thank the club and its supporters enough for what they have given me.
– Ange Capuozzo (@CapuozzoAnge) May 13, 2022
In total, Ange Capuozzo wore the Grenoble jersey 52 times, for 18 tries scored. Author of 10 tries in 21 games last season, he signed a 2021-22 season almost on the same basis, with 6 tries in 18 games. It was this season that he made his big debut with the Squadra Azzurra (his Neapolitan family emigrated to Grenoble after the Second World War), playing two games during the 6 Nations Tournament and scoring two tries against Scotland.