Rugby enthusiast. Thibault Lassalle (Oyonnax) signs in the 1st Series to play with his brothers

Thibault Lassalle will evaluate with his two brothers, Amaury and Geoffrey, in the 1st Series. (©Usaspoise Bedous)

This is the great story of the day! Second line Thibault Lassalle (34 years old), who has just ended his professional career with Oyonnaxgot involved with the‘US Aspoise (1before Series), the club of Bedous (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), his childhood village. The former player of Agen, Castres and Toulon, double French champion of Pro D2 (2010 with Agen and 2013 with Oyonnax) and winner of the Brennus with the CO in 2018, rewarded alongside his two brothers, Geoffrey and Amauryand will pass in a summer of 2e at 10e National level.

“We are happy to announce the arrival of Thibault Lassalle who will be Rouge et Blanc next season! “, Indicates the Béarnais club on its Facebook page. “Geoffrey Lassalle is coming back to the USA, so we will have the pleasure of having the three Lassalle brothers in the team since Amaury is continuing with us! “, welcome the Bedousian leaders.

Thibault Lassalle: “It was the right time to return home”

Eldest son of Jean Lassalle, deputy for the fourth constituency of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and mayor of Lourdios-Ichère from 1977 to 2017, Thibault was born and trained in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, 24 km from his village of Bedous. The second row giant (2.02m) had promised himself to return home, at the end of his professional career, to do one last freelance with his brothers and he kept his commitment!

The US Aspoise
3 brothers for the price of one! The US Aspoise is delighted with the arrival of the Lassalle brothers. (©Facebook)

“I will be 35 in August. I always wanted to finish on a year where I played a lot. I didn’t want to do the season where you’re there but you’re not much use. Physically, I had a lot of injuries, knees, ankle. I trained every day gritting my teeth, ”explained the ex-international U19 in an interview with La République des Pyrénées. “I had the opportunity to repeat a season with Oyonnax, but it was the right time to return home. I have a house in Lourdios that I rented as a gîte and we had planned to recover it with my wife and the little ones. We have everything prepared, she is waiting for us (laughs) ”, added the Béarnais who will have had 16 seasons at the highest level, on the lawns of Top 14 and Pro D2.

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