Top 14. These players are already retired: they would have liked another outing

Rory Kockott (Castres) and Yoann Maestri (Stade Français) have finished their careers as players. (© Icon Sports)

Rory Kockott (Castres)

This is one of the cases that has been divided very recently: the Castres Olympic he did not get sentimental with the experienced No. 9 Rory Kockott11 years at the club, and who ended his career without even being entitled to a standing ovation from Pierre-Fabre.

Your last match? During a trip to Biarritz in late April. Then, when Perpignan arrived, important to win one of the first 2 places in the Top 14, the French international appeared in the stands with 11 teams. And that until the end of the season, where Castres reached the final. Kockott, who gave an emotional speech to the Tarn fans on June 25, is 2 Brennus, a Top 14 best player title, good verbal games with the referees, brilliant actions, and for all that, we would have liked him to s ‘aturi. in a pleasant way.

Maxime Medard (Toulouse)

He received loud applause to greet his departure, especially during the 24th round of the Top 14 against La Rochelle, a few days after announcing that he was hanging the crampons. Against Biarritz, in the 26th round of the Top 14, he even scored his 91st and final try in the French championship, which places him in 4th place.e position of the best scorers in the history of the Top 14.

Maxime Medard18 years Toulouse Stadium, finally saw his career end on June 17, after a defeat in the semifinals against Castres. The international winger or rearguard (63 matches) was not wearing shorts and a T-shirt, but a civilian, removed from the match sheet for a sporting election. And it’s always hard for everything to end when you’re not on the field …

Maxime Médard, who played 18 professional seasons at the Stade Toulousain, will hang up his boots at the end of the season.
Maxime Médard, who played 18 professional seasons at the Stade Toulousain, finished his civilian career in the final phase of his team’s Top 14. (© Icon Sports)

Joe Tekori (Toulouse)

Per Joe Tekori, the mole is similar to that of Maxime Médard. Last match at Ernest-Wallon against Biarritz in early June, with in particular a marked try and 2 transformations and a total absence during the final phase (bar won against La Rochelle; defeat in the semifinal against Castres). The Samoan colossus is 15 years old in France, 326 Top 14 matches, 3 Brennus, 1 European Cup, and watching a player finish his civilian career is necessarily special.

Yoann Maestri (French stadium)

He hesitated for a long time and finally decided to say stop at 34 years old. Facing Brive on June 5, second row Yoann Maestri he played the last game of his career, after a season in which he only played 11 games, suffering a ruptured tendon in his biceps. An end in a certain anonymity, he who was twice champion of France, and 62 times in blue. the French stadium he celebrated it, with a guard of honor, but he would have deserved something else …

François Trinh-Duc (Bordeaux-Begles)

Per François Trinh-Duc, the final was uniform and on the field of play, during a championship semifinal. Of course, there are worse ones, and some would like to know. But FTD, 66 matches, lined up in the 2011 World Cup final, finally never lifted Brennus ’shield. Unlike the 4 Fantastic ones that formed with Fulgence Ouedrago, Louis Picamoles and Julien Tomas.

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If he lifted Brennus’ shield with Montpellier, Fulgence Ouedraogo, however, did not take part in the most important match in the history of his MHR. (© Icon Sports)

Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier)

For him, the end was with a Brennus shield in his hands at the Stade de France. He admits it sucks. But the 3e The international line-up, who only played for Montpellier during his professional career, missed the most important match in the club’s history. In the stands he attended the first national coronation of the MHR, and it was not easy to digest for him, who would have dreamed of a small place on the scoreboard. Your last match? On May 21 during the 25the Top 14 matchday against Racing 92. Fufu received a standing ovation from the local crowd: that’s it.

Guilhem Guirado (Montpellier)

As for Ouedraogo, Guilhem Guirado She received a standing ovation on May 21 against Racing 92. The international prostitute (74 matches) had a chance to play the entire final phase of the MHR. But at the Stade de France, he was forced to leave in a hurry due to a concussion. Finish your last game with a KO, is very sad. Fortunately for the Catalan: he raised the next Brennus.

Damien Chouly (Perpignan)

as friends, Damien Choly received a strong tribute from the club of Perpignan, but also from the fans of Aimé-Giral, during the last game of the regular season against Bordeaux on June 5 (victory 22-15). This moment marked especially the player, who did not expect so much attention. Expected to play the access match against Mont-de-Marsan, he was finally in civilian clothes when he appeared near the André and Guy Boniface stadium. A small injury was mentioned, but nothing official. It’s a shame: we would have liked to see him play for the last time, also during a cleaver match.

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