Rugby / D-1 before the final: the SUA cadets left Agen, heading to Paris and their destiny

“See you tomorrow at the station at 7 am”, these are the last instructions given yesterday, at the end of training, by the coaches of the Gaudermen cadets of the SUA. However, this Thursday, June 23, part of the team was already present on site at 6:40 a.m., perhaps already very impatient to leave for this great event. Indeed, the culmination of a whole season of effort and success reaches out to them. Tomorrow, this group could be junior champion of France, a feat that the SUA has not achieved since 2017 with the Alamercery. The Gaudermen have not touched the Grail since 2014.

Bernard Goutta went to meet them

The challenge is nevertheless daunting, but it is relaxation that predominates in the atmosphere of Agen station. The players, grouped together, seemed relaxed. The laughter mingled with the big smiles of some. These outbursts quickly gave way to respectful silence at the sight of Bernard Goutta. The coach of the SUA professional group had come to greet and encourage those who, one day perhaps, will be under his command. Something to motivate these young people aged 14-15.

Before entering the station enclosure, the men of Gilles Cochis and his staff took the time to meet in a circle to share a few words. Having fun and having no regrets were the watchwords. Accompanied by some of their parents, the cadets then headed for the docks. They were finally dropped off on the train at 7:30 a.m. They will arrive in Paris shortly before 11 a.m. and will join the Marcoussis National Rugby Center just after. A final training session is scheduled for the afternoon. Tomorrow, the cadets will join the Stade de France in the early afternoon. The final against Massy will take place at 5:30 p.m. 200 supporters are expected to come and encourage those who will, we hope, be the new heroes of the SUA.

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