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Trevor Brennan's son, Daniel, signs two-year contract with Toulouse

The prop is already an underage international for France.

DANIEL BRENNAN, THE son of former Ireland lock Trevor Brennan, has signed a two-year espoirs contract with Top 14 side Toulouse.

The 125kg prop is already a France international at U17 and U18 levels, having made his debut for the U17 side against the USA last year and going on to captain the team to a 28-26 win over England.

17-year-old Brennan featured for the France U18s this year, playing against Italy, England and Argentina before being selected in les Bleus’ squad for the European Championships in March, a competition the French won.

Brennan Sr. is, of course, a legend at Toulouse, having helped the French club to two Heineken Cups during his five-year stint with the club.

Following his retirement from playing, Brennan and his family remained in Toulouse, where the ex-Ireland lock runs Brennan’s bar. Brennan has also coached with Toulouse and runs the Trevor Brennan Rugby Tours business.

Daniel, who was already 6’2″ and 121kg at the age of 14, has come through the Toulouse underage set-up to impressive effect to earn his two-year contract with the Top 14 outfit.

An espoirs contract is similar to a development deal in Ireland, and marks out Brennan’s rich potential.

Last season also saw Brennan secure a place within France’s prestigious academy system based in Marcoussis, near Paris.

Tweet by @Trevor Brennan Source: Trevor Brennan/Twitter

The prop was part of the FFR’s U19 ‘Pôle France’ intake in 2015, essentially a group of the 23 of the most highly-rated young players in the country. Brennan was still only 16 when his progress into the Pôle was announced, underlining his potential.

Toulouse have now moved to secure the short-term future of a player who has shown great promise in the early years of his career.

- This article was updated at 3.21pm on 9 June to correct ‘De Danú’ to ‘Brennan’s’.

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