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Davis signs for Clermont

WALES centre Jonathan Davies became French rugby's latest high-profile catch when he joined 2012-13 European Cup finalist Clermont from Llanelli Scartlets today.

The 25-year-old British and Irish Lion, who has won 37 international caps with Wales, has signed a two-year deal with an option for an additional one, Clermont said.

"Though he's young, he has a great experience of top matches and is one of the best players in the world in his position," said sporting director Jean-Marc Lhermet.

"We are sure that his class and determination will help us win more trophies in the coming years."

No financial details were disclosed by Clermont, who have entered the race to attract top players to French rugby.

Ireland's Jonathan Sexton joined Racing Metro in the close season, and South Africa Bryan Habana has already made his Toulon debut this year.