Rugby. The Pays d’Auray rugby club loses one of its pillars, who died tragically



Messages of support pour in from all over Morbihan and more broadly from Ovalie on the Facebook page of the Pays d’Auray rugby club (Parc, Fédérale 3), where the association posted a tribute to Alan Gruiec on Monday evening. The young player (24 years old) of the club died tragically on Wednesday June 15 in the evening, after a swim with friends at Bono.

The man of one club

“Alan knew one and the same club: the Park where he began his playing career at the age of 5 at the rugby school”, underlines the association. “During all his years in the youth categories, he was often outclassed because of his level of play. He was proud to have remained in his home club despite the solicitations of surrounding clubs. He knows many regional selections, to finish with a title of champion of Brittany in the U13 category. At 18, he joined the senior group in the front line, where he brought all his technique in melee and also his fighting qualities in the game: an example for all. Alan worked at the family restaurant La Fromentine, in Auray, where he showed great professionalism, always welcoming, smiling, benevolent. He was the conductor. Rugby was his passion and despite his restrictive catering schedules, his parents made it an honor to organize themselves so that he could come to train during the week and play on Sundays”.

The Telegram presents its sincere condolences to its playing partners, as well as to his parents Yvan and Rosane and his little brother Loann. The funeral of Alan Gruiec will be announced Friday, June 24, at 2 p.m., in the Saint-Gildas church, in Auray.

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