Towards a joker for Lagarde?

Used mentally by several nightmarish seasons and physically by repeated injuries, the opener trained at UBB (2007-2010), who had already made a first stint at the SUA (2011-2015), had decided to hang up his crampons in end of last season. Convinced by Bernard Goutta to extend a final season to supervise young people, Raphaël Lagarde already seems caught up in his body, he who needs a good quarter of an hour after each match to remove his bandages. A real mom.

“A very high level 10”

Will Raphaël Lagarde manage to go to the end of the season? The question already arises after the first block of five games. And doubt is allowed. To compensate for his absence, the staff has the choice between the inexperienced Thomas Vincent and the more than thirty-year-old Danre Gerber (33 years old). Despite Vincent’s 16 points in Rouen, the one who played in Houston (United States) with the Barbarians last summer remains the indisputable No. 1 in single positions where the SUA did not strengthen during the last off-season. . Some are already sorry.

The young international U20 Émile Dayral, still considered “too tender”, being invited to cut his teeth with the Espoirs, and the option of the Swiss army knife Mathieu Lamoulie not being appreciated by Bernard Goutta, what is the solution in the event of a prolonged absence of the Capsylvain? The leaders would study the possibility of bringing “a very high level 10” to this position. An author who could come from the southern hemisphere like the South Africans Conrad Barnard, Burton Francis, the Australian Jake McIntyre or the New Zealander Dan Hollinshead.

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