ASM Clermont Auvergne scrum-half Arnaud Pic will leave the 2007 European Challenge Cup champions at the end of the season to join Brive.
The 22 year old scrum half has signed a two year contract with the 1997 Heineken Cup champions keeping him at Brive until at least 2010.
Speaking about the move Pic said, "I have spent seven years in Clermont with the guidance of players like Pierre Mignoni and John Senio and have improved greatly. But now I would like to play more first team rugby and am really interested in Laurent Seigne's plans for Brive in the future".
Brive will play in the European Challenge Cup quarter- finals against the two times champions Sale Sharks on Friday, 4 April at 7.30 (local time) at Edgeley Park.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.