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Rugby: The Paloise section presents its Bible

Rugby: The Paloise section presents its Bible

The editors advise you

You are not born in the big tricolor rugby club, you become it. The symbolic anniversary of this institution of French sport was an opportunity to tell how, returning to this brilliant story woven of joy, failure, resurrection, blood, sweat and tears through the pages of the event book “Section Passion” (34.90 euros) ) produced by the club in collaboration with the Republic of the Pyrenees / Lightning and the Oval Lab publisher competition (L’Année du rugby; France-All Blacks, thirteen ways to beat the New Zealanders, etc.)

The editors advise you

“You have to realize how lucky you are to be in the Top 14 today. It was necessary to mark these 120 years,” explains President Pontneau. With 100, one is old; at 120 we are eternal. La Section Paloise is a soap opera of passion and love: let it continue. It is a story about the self-sacrifice of those who lead it in the broadest sense of the word. Because loyalty characterizes this club. »

Foreword by Conrad Smith

A 120-page book, of course, that will tell the story of the club through its presidents and its mythical places; its icons of yesterday and today, players as well as coaches; his greatest successes in France and Europe and his heritage symbolized by the Pic du midi d’Ossau invites you to explore scrum-half and the club’s child, Thibault Daubagna. Between memories, tributes to heroes and looks to the future, the Section is told in all its aspects.

The book was written by the sports journalists of La Rép and L’Éclair, who know the Section well, following it every weekend or have followed it: Vincent Martinelli, head of the sports department of the Pyrénées Presse; Grégory Letort and Jérôme Carrère, specialized journalists. Foreword by a player as legendary as this club: Conrad Smith, a two-time world champion with the All Blacks. And enriched by the testimonies of enthusiasts, Isabelle Ithurburu, Yves Camdeborde, François Bayrou, Patrick Pouyanné and Christian Loustaudine, former player turned president of omnisport.

Although it was officially launched this Thursday in the lavish lounge 1902 of the Hameau Stadium, the “Passion Section” book is already available in the club shop, at the stadium and online and in the online shop. Republic of Pyrenees/L’Éclair line. And it will be on sale on Monday at newsstands.

Autographs Saturday at Ideas Lead the World

“Envie de vivre”: the theme of the 8th edition of the Les Idées lead le Monde festival organized at the Palais Beaumont and Foirail perfectly overlaps with the aspirations of the Section Paloise led by Sébastien Piqueronies. In this light, “Section Passion” has found its place within the literary festival and will be presented this Saturday morning at a signing session in the company of author and former player turned omnisport president, Christian Loustaudine.

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