Crunch, L’Équipe’s rugby podcast: for the Blues, winning and then finally breathing space

For some, we could say finally, what if The Team a writing, after the match, that “this last test tells us that it was time for the exercise to end”, there is a reason. The complicated performance of the XV of France against Japan, Saturday (20-15), can not be explained only through fatigue but it … Read more

Crunch, L’Équipe’s rugby podcast: in Japan, everything is going well for the Blues

We were no longer used to it, because almost always the summer tours in recent years led to the leaders of world rugby: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia or Argentina, each time at the end of an extended season. . So how can going to Japan, a smaller team, be beneficial? Is this an opportunity … Read more

Big five, L’Équipe’s football podcast: we saw Zinedine Zidane again against Brazil in 2006

Whether you saw it with the eyes of an adult or a child, this France-Brazil of 2006, in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Germany, remains in the back of your mind. Zinedine Zidane, fantastic, a subject so dominated that his performance has become iconic. How had he prepared and in what context was … Read more

Crunch, L’Équipe’s rugby podcast: in Bordeaux, who’s the boss?

Publicly accelerating his players after the defeat in Perpignan, Christophe Urios certainly knew what reactions they had to face and his executives, winners of Racing 92 this Sunday (36-16) in a timely burst of pride, did not fail. to give him the change. Why is the situation so complex between the major UBB players and … Read more

Take a step back, L’Équipe’s basket podcast: face-to-face with Amara Sy

He has just put an end to his career but already has a plan for the future: the Malian international, legend of the French basket (twice champion of France, three times MVP of the All-Star Game, world champion of 1v1. ..), will become manager of Paris Basketball, his last club. This does not mean that … Read more

Crunch, L’Équipe’s rugby podcast: Leinster, a mini-Ireland against La Rochelle

This is a team that masters micro-tactics like few others. A block of forwards here, a pass in the right tempo there, a sharp run, a painful forward that drags. etc, etc, etc. This is what makes Leinster, who beat Toulouse in the semi-finals, a formidable machine: how to explain the collective mechanisms of this … Read more

Air open, L’Équipe’s tennis podcast: Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek, the bosses at Roland-Garros?

The start of the season on clay undoubtedly allowed them to arrive in Paris as favourites: Carlos Alcaraz a deal in the Madrid and Barcelona tournaments after winning in Miami on hard court; and Iga Swiatek, she walks… on everyone. The Pole, winner of last year on the land of Paris, has chained 28 victories … Read more

Crunch, L’Équipe’s rugby podcast: with La Rochelle and Lyon, a cocorico weekend!

Since Friday for some, Saturday for others, the fight and the harshness have given way to festivities, little measured but happy, respectively in Lyon and La Rochelle. The two clubs, which had never won a European title, are at the top of Europe but have built their success in two different styles. Which ? How … Read more