MAX EVANS, the Scotland internationalist, is on the hunt for a new club after failing to secure a contract extension at Castres Olympique.

New coach Christophe Urios has unveiled a group of 43 players he will be relying on to achieve his objective of reaching the knockout phase of next season's French Top 14. And, while Richie Gray and Johnnie Beattie are on the list, Evans, who has 44 Scotland caps to his credit, is among 10 men now leaving.

The 31-year-old featured when Castres won the French title in 2013 and was also a regular the next season when the club lost in the final to a Johnny Wilkinson inspired Toulon. However, the most recent campaign proved to be a struggle and Castres narrowly avoided relegation. Evans missed the closing weeks because of injury.

Urios, who has arrived from Oyonnax, is looking to freshen up the group of players at his disposal and among the new arrivals are backs Francois Fontaine from Clermont as well as Rudi Wolf and David Smith from Toulon. Those signings signal the end of the adventure at Castres that started when Evans moved from Glasgow Warriors in 2011.