UAV rugby president David Mercier talks about the prospects for his club’s return to activity: difficulties, return to practice, projection into the future. The Vicois management team has not been idle and wants to look up. Interview.
How were these long interludes due to the pandemic?
“The relationship with the players was complicated and, of course, we all lost sight of each other. We all settled into a routine, that of staying at home. So when we talked about that again, we tried, our hiring in March, of We met in a small committee in groups of 10. Unfortunately, the month of April passed there and the reconfiguration that made all this recapitulate. We left like last year with many contacts by telephone or individual interviews. We have not resumed training for the seniors, but we have maintained our youth activities that are working very well, as well as our cadets and juniors on Saturday afternoon. We add members of the first team for the touch or the flag, in addition to different workshops and that with the pleasure of meeting each other ” .
From an effective point of view, has there been movement?
“The squad should not move much. To date, we have two starts and this should not have too much impact on the group. Knowing that our objectives have not changed, we are working precisely for a recruitment to stay on this course.” , especially more than in two seasons, there should be a review of the divisions and, if we are part of the head of the table, we would like, why not, to be transferred to this famous division above, we are working in this direction.
As for the staff, have you opted for continuity?
“Yes, in terms of coaches, it is stability, Thibault Roussille, coach of three quarters of team one, with Franck Larrieu for the forwards will always be by our side. As in team 2 with Vincent Carrère, Laurent Saint-Jeannet and Lionel Moulié. We are not hiding, next season, we will aim at the head of the hen “.
Do you have any information about the hen that may be the same as during the short last season?
“On this subject and as if to start again with the same groups as last year, we are in the question. Because we had a playful hen that was good for us, but then, we wondered why it was four distant trips, I want to talk about the Lot. We have the possibility to change, we will ask for an option in this direction. We liked the hen for our Gers derbies and then we know that Armagnac-Bigorre is catchier, so why not play a hen a little closer to be more competitive. “