The Oscars: Patrice Laguesquet as manager of the Basque national team against Belgium

The Oscars: Patrice Laguesquet as manager of the Basque national team against Belgium

“A natural choice and a real compliment.” With these words, Pierre Betavin, president of Euskarians, the Basque rugby team, justifies the choice to appoint Patrice Laguesquet as team manager for the next match against Belgium, on Saturday 25 November. A shock will happen at the Pavillon Bleu in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (3pm). “He said yes to us without hesitation, because he wants to make his contribution to the return of the Eucarians. We hope that he will infuse our team with the same energy, enthusiasm and desire to play, as he did for Portugal during the World Cup.” world Cup.”

And for good reason, so was Patrice Laguesquet One of the architects of the revival of Portuguese rugby. With Os Lobos, he achieved a major achievement by beating Fiji in the World Cup, the eighth country in the world. “Patrice has convictions about rugby, and has for a very long time. He has proven that we can develop an attractive game at international level even if we hear a lot of denial about rugby.” Patrice Laguesquet will form a trio with Serge Milhas and Sébastien Fouquet. “We are convinced that between the three, because they are also linked to the Basque and Euskarian project, the group will be able to prepare better for the match against Belgium.”Pierre Betaven adds.

Anthony Cashinot (US Nafarroa) Captain

For the Euscarians, this is the first match in Iparalde, after the return of the Basque rugby team to action, as well as the group that participates in the Rugby Sevens tournaments. “It was an opportunity that presented itself to us, to confront an international country like Belgium, who wanted to create opposition in a rugby land like ours.” The Belgians will be in the preparation stage before European Rugby Championship (Six Nations Championship B) where they will face Portugal, Romania and Poland.

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The group of players selected to prepare for this encounter will be known after the weekend of competition on the national and federal courts. We already know that the second line of the American Navarro team, Anthony Cashinot, will be the captain of the Euskarian team. “We hoped he would respond positively and we are happy, because he is the image of Basque rugby, he does not give up. Every weekend, he gives a lot for his team.” Last June, the team was led by captain Eban Heriart Oroti Today he turned pro at Daxcrushed the selection of Catalonia (50-5) at the Anoeta Playoff Stadium in San Sebastian.

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