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Lacroix returning to France
May 4, 2000

Former French fly half Thierry Lacroix will play for Perpignan next season, after accepting a job to run a medical complex in the area.
Lacroix, who is a qualified physiotherapist, has played one season for Saracens after joining from harlequins last year. The 43 times capped fly half had previously played for Dax before joining 'Quins in 1996.
However with Saracens announcing the singing of current French test player Thomas Castaignede earlier this week the opportunities for Lacroix to remain at the club seemed limited.
"I am very sad to be leaving after only one year because I really love Saracens and I would have liked to have finished my career here," said Lacroix.
"But there are certain opportunities in life that you cannot turn down. I will sign a two-year contract with Perpignan with an option for a third year - but I will be a part-time player because I will work in the medical centre."
With Saracens pushing for European Cup qualification Lacroix, who has had a hamstring injury in the past few weeks, is hopeful of returning to action for the final two crucial games of the League season.

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