After six years at USON Nevers, François Herry heads north to start recycling

Régis Dumange awarded him the “first prize for camaraderie” during the farewell party of the players who are leaving. During his last season in Nevers, François Herry will have played only ten games, but the three-quarter center-back will still play a major role in the best season of the USON in Pro D2, ensuring the good humor of a close-knit group. . When a recruit arrives in Nevers, it is often through him that he finds good advice. “If you can do good, but you don’t do it, it’s as if you’re doing wrong. When I arrived at the Aurillac training center, I had a lot of problems during the first two months. So I make sure it goes well for new players. »

All our articles on USON Nevers

François Herry, who attaches great importance to group life, has been taken care of this season. “The players who thought a little less about the team left the club. And we built something strong. For me, camaraderie and friendship is what allows you to create group dynamics that can take you very far. In a sport, this collective struggle, based on fraternity, is the unity of the group that makes the difference. Since I have been in Nevers, we have been able to develop this chemistry three times. First, the promotion season. We don’t have a great season, we lose some games, like in Aubenas, but we reach the final phase with a very healthy group and we knock down Aix-en-Provence in the semifinals. For me, it was the final. We missed the first leg of the final, in Chambéry, but on the way back we unleashed hell. Then, the year Covid stopped us, we only went up in the standings and ended up with a victory in Biarritz. This year we don’t have much time to go to the final, because we had achieved a good cohesion. »

In the end, anything is possible. If you lose, play a home access game. And, frankly, at the Pré-Fleuri, at the end of the season, we had the feeling that nothing could happen to us.

Receive our USON Match Day newsletter by email and find essential and exclusive information about your favorite club.

NL {“path”: “mini-registration”, “id”: “JC_Sports_USON”, “accessCode”: “14140761”, “allowGCS”: “true”, “bodyClass”: “ripo_generic”, “contextLevel”: “KEEP_ALL “,” filterMotsCles “:” 2 | 10 | 11 | 14 | 163 | 17123 “,” template “:” generic “,” hasEssentiel “:” true “,” idArticle “:” 4140761 “,” idArticlesList “:” 4140761 “,” idDepartement “:” 277 “,” idZone “:” 27627 “,” motsCles “:” 2 | 10 | 11 | 14 | 163 | 17123 “,” premium “:” true “,” pubs “:” banniere_haute | article “,” site “:” JC “,” sousDomain “:” www “,” urlTitle “:” after six years-al-uson-nevers-francois-herry-establishes-the-north-head start-your-conversion “}

If USON had eliminated the obstacle in Mons, François Herry could have imagined even USON in the Top 14. “In the end, anything is possible. If you lose, play a home access game. And frankly, at the Pré-Fleuri, at the end of the season, we had the feeling that nothing could happen to us. But we are missing details in Mont-de-Marsan. We have problems with used mauls. When we manage to organize them well, we let go of the ball. Then Yoan (Cottin) he really isn’t far from scoring in his interception. If we write down there, in this way, it would have complicated them a lot. And then there’s also that transformation that’s missing. Just things that are not usually missed. »

I was a little scared to let ourselves be overwhelmed in Mont-de-Marsan, because Thomas (Ceyte) ‘s speech in the locker room shook us all.

The Neversois knew how to live up to an event that almost everyone was discovering. “As we get closer to a semi-final, you have to know how to manage your emotions. I have a memory of a semi-final against Pau with La Rochelle. The staff first showed us a video montage of everything Pau had done for us during the two league games. Bad shots, provocations … And then, then, we had messages from our loved ones at the end of the video. We all cried and it became difficult to control our emotions. We were ready to grab them by the throat and the match degenerated. I was a little scared to let ourselves be overwhelmed in Mont-de-Marsan, because Thomas (Ceyte) ‘s speech in the locker room shook us all. But we answered anyway. »

Rugby player and soldier, as in high school

While he could have hung the crampons, François Herry will embark on one last challenge next season in Marcq-en-Barœul, which has taken over the northern rugby torch since the disappearance of the high level. in Lille, 2015. “My wife is already there, so this is a good opportunity. And there’s a big project, in Nationale 2. If I can help them grow, so much the better. There is a real group of young players in the North, who do not necessarily have a natural outlet for professional rugby. Young people often go to Parisian clubs, but there is no place for everyone. It can never become a destination for them. USON has already worked with the Marcquois club, where Mark Erasmus plays, while midfielder Arthurs Barbier will do the opposite this summer.
At the same time, the 33-year-old center will begin its conversion. “I pass the gendarmerie competition in September and the oral exams in December. I come from a military family and I went to school at Autun Military High School, where I played rugby seven. It’s another way to close the loop. »

Guillaume Clerc

Leave a Comment