Rugby.  RCC78 received South Africa in La Celle-Saint-Cloud!

Rugby. RCC78 received South Africa in La Celle-Saint-Cloud!

The young people made a festive moment during the meeting at the La Celle-Saint-Cloud stadium with a giant foam bayonet. (©DR)

The event took place on Saturday 1ahem October at the Duchesne Stadium in La Celle Saint-Cloud. Juniors from Coteaux Rugby Club from La Celle-Saint-Cloud and Chesnay-Rocquencourt (RCC78) actually received by the team from‘South Africa.

Juniors Barbarians from Pretoria province met the youngsters from RCC78 during a friendly match.

As part of the tour in France, they were due to face another team from the Paris region that withdrew. They then contacted Stade Français who sent them back to us. Of course we agreed to accept them.

Frederic Volpresident of the RCC78

These young people were selected from rugby travel academy for this experience, which aims to allow them to progress as players, but above all to open new horizons for them. “Which is perfectly in line with the philosophy of RCC78”, emphasizes its president.

Fantastic atmosphere

The RCC78 juniors held off the visiting team and even dominated the game until two “cap” tries in the final minutes of the game tipped the South Africans to victory: 26-20.

But the main thing for this day was elsewhere: the two national anthems were sung, discussions between young people… “The atmosphere was fantastic, rejoices Frédéric Vole. There was so much to share. Some young South Africans even asked how to come to study in France. »

A meeting was also arranged in the process Rugby World Cup in 2023. “We will try to accommodate them in the families of young people from RCC78,” the president specifies.

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