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Blueberries world champions in Pau, how Sébastien Piqueronies changed universe

2021-10-14T17:16:05.668Z

PORTRAIT - The successful former coach of the French Under-20 team discovers the reality of a pro club at Section Paloise.



At the time of pro rugby, he is an anomaly in Top 14. Sébastien Piqueronies, at the head of the Pau club, is the only manager of the elite not to have been a professional player.

But he made a name for himself and a solid track record as a successful coach of the French under-20 team, double world champion in 2018 and 2019. Bringing the golden generation of Romain Ntamack to the roof of the world, Louis Carbonel, Arthur Vincent, Matthis Lebel or Demba Bamba.

But, since last May, a change of course.

He took the reins of Section Paloise for his first experience as manager of a professional club.

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“In all humility, there are very few things that I did not expect, he

confides in

Le Figaro.

I expected this change in temporality.

When you manage a selection, you prepare for many months a quick sprint.

There, we prepare over short weeks, a very long marathon.

You must not miss a supply point and be clear about the plan

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Source: lefigaro

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