Mehdi Narjissi on behalf of the father

Lthe scene will remain etched for life in his memory and that of his father. A few seconds after the final whistle that seals the coronation of the cadets Gaudermen of SU Agen against Massy (33-16), Mehdi Narjissi runs in front of his teammates who jump like …

Lthe scene will remain etched for life in his memory and that of his father. A few seconds after the final whistle that seals the coronation of SU Gaudermen cadets of SU Agen against Massy (33-16), Mehdi Narjissi runs in front of his teammates who jump like goats on the grass of the Stade de France. The Agenais center-back and captain have another priority. He rushes to the exit of the tunnel and falls into the arms of his father Jalil who followed this final from the edge of the field alongside in particular Pépito Elhorga and Philippe Sella. “It’s a strong moment,” Mehdi modestly lost his 14-year-old. Then father and son were alone in the world.


With a furious fist after scoring the fifth and final try of the USA, Mehdi Narjissi thought of Johan Mazet, deprived of the final.

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“This title, in addition to the Stade de France, is a dream I wanted to share with my father in relation to his experience, insists the young man who shed tears of happiness. It was also a way to release the pressure regarding my role as captain of this final which was very tough against this Massy team. Having my father in my arms was mostly a sign of relaxation. It de-stressed me! A few seconds earlier, Mehdi Narjissi had been able to unleash all his rage to win after scoring his team’s fifth and final attempt. A happy ending that surpassed all his wildest dreams.

the mind of the champion

The matter seemed, however, badly embarked for Mehdi Narjissi and his friends, led by 0-13 to 25.e under the waterspouts. The Agen captain has been able to let the storm through. “I have always believed in it. Until the game is over, I still believe in it. But it is true that it was difficult to reunite the troops at that time, for the time with this rain and especially for the opponent Massy who was a boy. But we believed in it, we didn’t give up and that made all the difference in the match. The mind is really the strength of our group. “The cadets of the USA had already shown it, especially in the quarterfinals to beat the Stade Français (26-24).

“It was my last match with Agen, I wanted to give everything to recover the shield”

Mental question, Mehdi Narjissi has something to hold on to. While she never wanted to be a prostitute to avoid having the same ears as her father, this natural leader is also tough on evil. After a tussle with the defender, Agenais finally tucked the ball home. “What kept me going was the desire to keep playing on that pitch at the Stade de France to help the team and for my father. And then it was my last game with Agen, so I wanted to give “Everything to get the shield back. So I didn’t give up, even after I got hurt.”

Towards Toulouse

Therefore, Mehdi Narjissi will stop wearing the SUA shirt next season. “I had the opportunity to be recruited by the Stade Tolousain. I am very happy to go there, although I am very sad to leave SUA, my training club that I will be happy to face. In the meantime , he finished his story of Agen in the most beautiful way. “We have the shield, that was what we wanted throughout the season. We are very proud of ourselves. I leave with a heart full of emotions, I will never forget this “It’s extraordinary to go up the same steps as the 14 best teams to raise a shield with your training club.”

Back in Agen on Saturday afternoon, Mehdi Narjissi had a broken voice, but his eyes are starry.


Back in Agen on Saturday afternoon, Mehdi Narjissi had a broken voice, but his eyes are starry.

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After singing until his voice broke and dropping a few cans of Fanta and Coca-Cola, Mehdi and his band were able to enjoy the Top 14 final and the concerts of Soolking and Kendji Girac before returning to the its hotel in central Paris at 3 in the morning. three hours a night before taking the return train. He already dreams bigger. “Like all children my age, the goal is to make a career as a rugby player,” says the future Toulouse of Languedoc, which does not rule out returning to SUA one day. “My absolute dream is to wear the shirt of the French national team. And then why not return one day to the Stade de France to raise the Brennus. »

Gest

To avenge Johan Mazet. After getting the fifth and final attempt to seal the victory of the Agenaise (70e), Mehdi Narjissi brandished an angry fist towards the third floor of the Stade de France where about 200 fans and parents gathered. “What comes to mind at the time is mostly hatred of a couple who could not play with us. The USA captain refers to Johan Mazet, deprived of the final after being sanctioned with three yellow cards. “The president of Massy did not want to let him play because his number 8 had been shown a red card. He didn’t understand why we would play against Johan and not his 8. But we can’t deprive a youngster of playing a final at the Stade de France, when maybe it’s the only time in his life. It is an extraordinary opportunity. It is, therefore, my hatred against the Massicois that I wanted to let go with this gesture. Mehdi Narjissi invited Johan Mazet to raise his shield with him in the stands of the Stade de France.

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