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"Incredible blood and joys": rugby club president, that oval passion that drives you crazy

2023-12-09T08:37:38.020Z

Highlights: French clubs head into this weekend's Heineken Champions Cup season as favourites. French clubs are often owned and managed by wealthy men of the game. We've seen some of them drop their jackets to almost come to blows on the side of a pitch in Limoges after a lost accession final. And to reconcile around a "Capri Sun of friendship", as Bernard Lemaître (84 years old, RC Toulon) proposed this week to his counterpart Hans-Peter Wild (82 years old)


French clubs, who head into this weekend's Heineken Champions Cup season as favourites, are often owned and managed by wealthy men of the game.


We've seen some of them drop their jackets to almost come to blows on the side of a pitch in Limoges after a lost accession final, or climb on tables and dance in locker rooms at the age of 70 (Jacky Lorenzetti, 75, Racing 92). Others cry like a child after victories (Vincent Merling, 73, La Rochelle).

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Or still others arguing like in a playground, about who is the strongest or the least cheating. And to reconcile around a "Capri Sun of friendship", as Bernard Lemaître (84 years old, RC Toulon) proposed this week to his counterpart Hans-Peter Wild (82 years old, Stade Français), owner of the Parisian rugby club and the fruit juice brand.

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Source: leparis

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