As part of the partnership between the Rugby Club Toulonnais and the Navy, the Var players and staff went to Saint-Mandrier on Monday.for a total immersion within the Hubert commando», specialized in underwater action and maritime counter-terrorism actions. The only unit of combat swimmers in the French Army made headlines in May 2019 when it intervened in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso, to free four hostages (2 French, 1 American, 1 South Korean). Operation during which two French soldiers perished.
“This exceptional encounter with combat swimmers allowed players to discover the secret world of special forces. The idea being to find oneself within common values such as humility, loyalty and audacityspecifies the statement of the RCT. Between surpassing oneself and physical preparation, the Rouge & Noir were able to take advantage, for a day, of the expertise of the members of the commando.»
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