Rugby: memories of the final phases of Hugues Miorin, the Fumélois of the Stadium

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Joueur du Stade toulousain in 1987 to 2002, Fumélois Hugues Miorin and reported seven Brennus avec les rouge et noir. near the semi-finals of the Top 14, he opens his souvenir box to recall his many disputed final phases.

When we talk about smoky rugby, we can’t go next to Hugues Miorin. The former second line, which was formed at the US Fumel-Libos (USFL), is a history of the Toulousain Stadium, a club with which he played 336 matches in 1987 and 2002. Lot-et-Garonnais is also the one of the biggest winners of French rugby with, among others, seven French championship titles (1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2001) and a European championship title (1996) with Toulouse.

In 1988-1989, “the little one with the middle of a fantastic generation”

At the end of the stages, Hugues Miorin celebrated année lors de in carrière au Stade. “The worst that has happened in my time is the failures in the quarterfinals,” the latter said. So it is difficult for him to remember everything, to choose his favorite. At the age of 51, Balma’s actual coach within federal 2, a peut-être a little weak for all his firsts, with the reds and blacks but also with Fumel. “The final phases are always exciting, confie the one who was also international français (9 selections, at Grand Chelem in 1997). They all have a special taste. But it is more related to your generation, than you have known before. I did some final phases with Fumel and it was my first moments of happiness and discovery. It wasn’t the same level but it was fantastic. Doing with her potty or with people you love and who have seen you grow is huge.

In 1988-1989, I was with rugby players of a fantastic generation and I found the “little con” in the middle, to live those moments there with them. With Jérôme Cazalbou and David Berty, we were all too young to discover it. We do not even take into account what has come to us, the happiness that has come to us. Of course, the first moments are the most important. »
Arriving at the Stadium at the age of 17 from the USFL, the one who is “the only Fumélois of a family from the Dordogne” began in the big pool with “the generation that had won with the Stadium before 1985”. “I played with the guys I had pictured in my room, namely Portolan, Cadieu, Cigagna, Mazet, Janik, or even Lecomte. J’ai started in 1987-1988, the car involves a match. »

Then, between 1992 and 1993, he would know “the little hollow” of the Toulousain Stadium with two eliminations in the quarterfinals. Chess that was the starting point of a domination without division. “There were no bad young people who came, remembering the former second line. In 1993, named Grenoble, in the sent quelque chose qui se crée. And then, here comes what comes: the series of titles in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997. C’est le pied. Because everyone contributed something, only the older males who remained in the group and the very young. A final phase, you face it with a whole group. It is a mixture of trust and fear of doing wrong that makes you succeed or you fail. It is true that at this time, we had a good chance of succeeding. »

“In the line of all these enormous generations of stadists”

His long -lived Toulousaine will also allow him to see the Michalak and Poitrenaud generation shine, with whom he won the Brennus in 2001. As for the Dupont, Ntamack, Baille, Jelonch or Marchand, who will defend their contract title in Castres -finale Top 14, “she is in the line of all these great statistical generations.”

“The results speak for themselves, adds Fumélois. There too, there was already a gap in 2015 and 2016. And that’s reparti. I was arrested in 2002, and it continued to earn after. The trophy assembly was still well garnished after my departure. It has been from 1984-1985 that the Toulousain Stadium is still present and regular at the highest level. For 40 years the club has functioned quite well. It is a pride to see it at this level. »

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