Rugby / SU Agen: “Win a final” for Gaudermen cadet coaches

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The success of SU cadets Agen Gaudermen is also due to the work of his coaching quartet, made up of Gilles Cochis, Jean-Luc Leroux, Malik Djebablah and David Tastet.

The Gaudermen cadet season can be described as a long calm river. In fact, with the exception of postponements of meetings by Covid or banned motives in the middle of winter, staff have always delivered the same speech, which is, “Don’t change a winning team.”

“We have every opportunity”

To do this, it was first necessary to release a group, which was done by giving everyone a chance. In view of the results, the twenty-three or twenty-four chosen were the best. The staff is made up of four educators, Gilles Cochis, Jean-Luc Leroux, Malik Djebablah and David Tastet. Chance wanted the first interlocutor to be Jean-Luc Leroux when he was in Armandie, for once, without his cadets but as supporters of seven-a-side rugby. Between two phases of the match, he was kind enough to tell us about the adventure: “No revolution in preparation, we haven’t changed our habits even though the heat forced us to make some concessions. On Wednesday we were able to train at Armandie’s Field of Honor before enjoying the professional thalassotherapy and balneotherapy. Thursday morning, departure to Paris, the TGV at 7:35. Another honor: we are staying in Marcoussis, training there. Then they wait for us at 16:30 at the Stade de France. I am living the culmination of my coaching role, with a group of young people who have welded the coaching staff.

When we talk about Charly Nieucel with David Tastet, the old half scrum recalls the time when, retired as a player, Charly became the coach of the flag team with Loulou Bernès after caring for the long young people from the club. “He is a good person, his opinion means a lot to me! »

“The kids put in a lot of effort”

But it quickly returns to the general concern: the final on Friday evening. “We would like this to be a game like the others, but playing at the Stade de France is an event for these young people. However, we are trying to approach it as a normal match, putting our game in its place as we could. The most difficult thing to do so far is to manage the emotional part when we arrive at the Stade de France. Last year we took advantage of the facilities of the professionals and we will continue like this until the last moment “. Gilles Cochis, on the other hand, experienced the 2019 final as Cyril Lazaro commented: “At the time I helped the forwards by touch and scrum with Omar Hasan and Arsène N’Nomo, and Cyril “He asked me to go up to Paris with them, but I didn’t intervene with Manu Rouquié and Régis Cotonnec. Anyway, things have evolved, the groups are different. Two years ago it was Alamercery one more year. one after the other, we will do the same against Massy, ​​knowing that the group is learning, this is the first year that the players take part in championship matches. it is still a tournament, however prestigious it may be. ”

For the fourth musketeer in the squad, Malik Djebablah, it is a return home. Agenais to Espoirs, spent much of his career in Albi in Pro D2 and returned to the USA. More specifically by the strikers: “The conquest is very important, especially the touch. Rucks are also part of today’s rugby, young people practice it very early, the plate and then the ruck are really capital if we want to produce a spectacular and effective game on the board. All of this is working, and at this level the group has worked well all winter, the kids have worked hard to get there, we know, they win a final, but Massy’s youngsters think the same. “

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