The big rugby family was gathered to pay tribute to Jojo Barthe. The Bassin Sud Minervois clubhouse now bears his name.
Saturday 9 July, at the Jurio stadium in Argeliers, the world of rugby gathered around the family to honor the memory of Jojo Barthe, an emblematic figure of the club he served for several decades. Player of FCA XIII in 1950, this very good center who highlighted his wingers, was according to Roger Buada, one of his relatives, at the origin of a rumor saying “ the Barthe Laur wing, a wing worth gold “.
In 1967, with his accomplice Maurice Millaud, he took over the secretariat of the FCA which went to XV for the occasion. He then assumed the presidency of the club in 1970. He was also a member of the Languedoc committee. Hub and locomotive of the FCA, he was the man of a single club which took the name of Bassin Sud Minervois XV in 1998.
During the ceremony, the mayor of Argeliers Gérard Letessier and Thibault Barthe (the grandson) unveiled the plaque dedicating the BSM clubhouse under the name of Jojo-Barthe room. At the end, everyone gathered around a glass of friendship, then a meal organized by the BSM for the rugby festival which took place in the multipurpose hall of Argeliers.