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“It makes me extremely happy to be among you…”: the words of Bernard Laporte at the XV of France


Friday, the resigning ex-president of the FFR had given the jerseys to the Blues on the eve of France-Wales.

The presence had filtered.

It is confirmed in the traditional video summary of the week of the Blues published by the FFR.

We discover the resigning ex-president of the FFR making a speech in front of the players at the time of the delivery of the jerseys.

First of all, thank you very much Fabien for the invitation.

It makes me extremely happy to be with you

, ”says a visibly moved Bernard Laporte.

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Before talking about the triumph of Twickenham (10-53).

Well done guys for what you did in England!

It's extraordinary.

We say ''they are not good in front''.

We will see tomorrow if they are not good.

It's always the same when you win easily, ''but there was nothing in front…''

, quips “



What you did was amazing.

I had tears in my eyes alone on my sofa with a good whisky.

I wanted it to last, I didn't want it to end.

An 8th, a 9th, a 10th (trial), it was so fabulous…

“I have never seen a French team at this level.

Never !"

The former coach of the Blues (from 2000 to 2007) then compares the four years preceding the 2007 World Cup in France to the identical period which has just passed.

When I look at the team we have today… I know a little about rugby I think.

It is incomparable.

I have never seen a French team at this level.

Never !


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He concludes by encouraging the Blues to continue their momentum, while ironizing about the dark years of the XV of France from 2012 to 2018, to better underline that his decisions when he was at the head of the FFR have greatly contributed to the current renewal.

Keep on giving happiness.

That's better than saying we don't want to see them because we take 30 points... Because we've experienced that.

Today everything is beautiful.

Yes everything is beautiful, but we cried anyway.

I don't know if you remember, but we cried more often than we laughed.

But now we're laughing.

So kudos to you.”

“We are a family.

We have been together for four years, this is our last game before the World Cup.


Gael Fickou

Another highlight of this video shows Gaël Fickou's speech to his teammates in the locker room before France-Wales.

We are a family.

We have been together for four years, this is our last match before the World Cup.

We give everything, we please our audience, our families, we have fun

, ”urges the center of the XV of France.

Source: lefigaro

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