Top 14 moves for Julien Bonnaire and Eamonn Sheridan
Last Updated: 27/03/15 7:43pm
Clermont's back-row forward Julien Bonnaire has officially signed a two-year contract with Lyon, while Irish centre Eamonn Sheridan has penned a deal with Top 14 rivals US Oyonnax.
Capped 70 times for France, Bonnaire, 36, has played for 2013 European Cup runners-up Clermont for eight years after starting out at Bourgoin-Jallieu.
Lyon are struggling against relegation and are second bottom in the Top 14, but Bonnaire's deal, which starts on July 1, will not be compromised if they drop down to ProD2, as the player wants to return to south-eastern France for family reasons.
Sheridan, meanwhile, has signed for Oyonnax, currently seventh in the Top 14, from July 1, the club confirmed.
The 26-year-old played for Irish province Leinster from 2008 to 2012 before joining English side Rotherham Titans in 2012, and London Irish in 2013.
English-born Sheridan was capped at U18 and U20 level by Ireland.