Phillips signs Racing deal

Wales scrum half Mike Phillips has joined French club Racing Metro on a two-and-a-half year deal.

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Mike Phillips' 'big moment' snapped by Jamie Roberts

Mike Phillips was captured in this shot by team-mate Jamie Roberts Credit: Twitter / Jamie Roberts

Scrum half Mike Phillips has arrived in Paris to start his new career with Racing Metro.

Team-mate Jamie Roberts tweeted this picture of the 31-year-old, adding: 'Big moment here as @mikephillips009 signs his contract over lunch... caption competition!'

The French club confirmed on their website yesterday evening that Phillips has signed a two-and-a-half year deal.

He will be available for selection for this Saturday's Heineken Cup fixture against Harlequins.

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Phillips signs for Racing Metro

Mike Phillips will join Welsh teammates Dan Lydiate and Jamie Roberts at the club Credit: Szwarc Henri/Press Association Images

Wales scrum half Mike Phillips has signed for French Top 14 side Racing Metro following his sacking from Bayonne.

Racing have yet to confirm the length of the deal but have told ITV News that Phillips's transfer has been finalised and agreed by club Chairman Jacky Lorenzetti.

It is understood that Phillips will arrive in Paris tomorrow where he will meet up with his new team mates for the first time and could go straight into their squad to face Harlequins in the Heineken Cup on Saturday.

The former Ospreys player has spent the Autumn Internationals series in a state of flux since his dismissal from Bayonne for allegedly reporting for training under the influence of alcohol - a move which promoted him to initiate legal proceedings against his former employers.

It is unclear where this now leaves that action.

Phillips joins fellow Wales international Jamie Roberts and Dan Lydiate at the Paris based outfit.

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