3 décembre 2023

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The Columérins experienced a day of pleasure and emotion

After the final whistle, a nice tribute for the players who leave the club.

The Columérins had a great evening on the pitch, with an improved victory. After the final whistle, a nice tribute for the players who leave the club.

This meeting may have been devoid of sporting stakes, since Colomiers could not qualify and Massy was already relegated. But it made it possible to pay a tribute full of emotions to those who leave the club at La Colombe.

All this was made possible by a meeting controlled from start to finish. “We wanted the party to be beautiful, and it went through that: we had to finish the job.

And here is the XV of Julien Sarraute and his staff for Colomiers. Grégoire Maurino is the captain, symbol of this club, is the captain for a night, was at the center of the celebrations. This one had a banner bearing his effigy, cracked smoke bombs, several ovations during and after the match and even a completely naked supporter who came against him when he left the lawn… Thirteen seasons, that’s something to celebrate!

The improved victory (47-14) of Colomiers against Massy who says goodbye to the Pro D2 for at least one season. Colomiers ends the season in 7th place (48 pts). Massi in the 16th (23 pts).

The superiority of the Columérins in all compartments was translated into an early advantage on the scoreboard. This further opened the debate and the way to an offensive bonus synonymous with seventh place. “Obviously, seventh place is regrettable. But it shows the DNA of the club which is to never let go of anything, expressed Florian Nicot. It puts things back in place, it shows the work and the requirement that we all have to provide to get this top 6.”…”It’s a shame not to qualify this year. But this match will allow them to find pleasure and confidence for the next season.”

The 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐞 𝐝𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 was presented at half-time at the Michel-Bendichou stadium, the TFC (Toulouse fooball club), loaned the Coupe de France.

“Having fun was really the key today, said center Michele Campagnaro, who is one of the players honored with a frame with the Columérin jersey. For us, the guys who are leaving, for those who have played a lot here… was really important and with the atmosphere, all these people, it was beautiful. When you have fun like that, with this great team, it plays very interesting rugby.”

Grégoire Maurino at 33 after 13 seasons spent at Colomiers, ended his career on Friday evening against Massy after the last day of the championship. He played as a professional,
only for Colomiers Rugby, and on Friday evening at the end of the championship, he was made captain in the match played with Massy, thus ending the story of his rugby career.

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