Pape extends Stade contract

Pascal Pape (AFP)
Pascal Pape (AFP)

Paris - Former France captain Pascal Pape will see out the rest of his career at Stade Francais after signing a one-year extension through to 2017, the reigning Top 14 champions announced on Wednesday.

"I'm very happy. I think I can do another season as a player and that pleases me because I will definitely finish my playing career at this club which is what I wanted," explained Pape on the Paris-based club's website.

The 35-year-old lock joined Stade from Castres in 2007 and played 65 times for France before announcing his international retirement following last year's World Cup.

Meanwhile, fellow second-rower Paul Gabrillagues, 22, has penned a three-year deal tying him down until 2019 with Stade having graduated from the club's youth academy.

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