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As had been expected for several days, following the eviction of coach and chef David Bolgashvili debuting in June, the Stade Niçois has officially launched its new staff for next season. 6e de Nationale and eliminated from the blockade by Valence-Romans this season, the Azuréen club, which will take place in the new National 1 from September 1, will be led by a duo made up of ‘Arnaud Vercryusse et d ‘Alexandre Compan. Both have just been named coaches of the premiere team, this Monday, June 13th.
Two coaches who know both the Federal and the National
The premier Arnaud Vercryusse (52 years old) is a former half -breed passed by Béziers, Pau, Dax, Provence Rugby or Châteaurenard who then embraced a career as a coach. He has worked on the bench of Béziers (Top 14), Provence Rugby (Pro D2), Valence-Romans (USRP, Federal 1), Rodez (Federal 1) and Bédarrides/Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one last club he had joined in the summer of 2020.
He will form a binome with Alexandre Compan (42 years), who was the sports manager and chief coach of the RC Suresnes (National), since March 2020. Former aide passed by the US Metro, the PUC, Orsay, Aubenas, the Metro Racing or Bobigny, the in parallel started his coaching career among the youth teams of the Stade Français and Racing 92, before taking the reins of the Bobigny club, then the Espoirs of Racing 92 and finally Suresnes, that he managed to graduate in National. He was pushed towards the exit of the RCS, following the nomination of the former international français David Auradou (48 years old; 41 selections) as responsible sportif des Vert et Noir.
The rest of the sports and medical staff are fully preserved
These two technicians must “bring their experience to the service of a triple ambition,” according to the Azerbaijani leaders who then detail their goals: “Allow our team to be more efficient and to play the top of the National table 1always integrate more young people from the training into the professional project of the club, in connection with the hopes and the training center to participate in the pursuit of the professionalization of the club to be perfectly ready to accéder at à durer on the Pro D2 ».
Arnaud Vercryusse and Alexandre Compan will take over at Stade Niçois, from 1eh July, to be able to support an “experienced team” that remains in place, namely the sports manager Hervé Monithe former international winner Sébastien Brunointervening on the front game, the physical preparers Romain Guerin et Viktor Maquairethe medically responsible Jean-Baptiste Yahéthe team manager and video review Martin Jagras well as administrative officers and tenants Michel Cassinelli, Jean-Marc Roman, Henry Luis, Reject Mazoyer and the arbitration consultant Fréderic Masse.
5 recruits, 7 departures and 2 career stops
In terms of arrivals, Nice has already made 5 recruits, as revealed by sports manager Hervé Moni at Actu Rugby. We find Biarritz’s third English line experiment (Top 14), Steffon Armitage (36 years old), the second line of Rouen (Pro D2), Marvin Woki (25 years old), eldest brother of the French International Cameron Woki and the three-quarters center of Dijon (National 2), Alban Conduche (25 years old), as revealed on May 12 by Actu Rugby.
The last officialization to date, which took place on Thursday, June 9, is the reinforcement of the Algerian international opening of Valence-Romans, Mathieu Lorée (34 years old), passes by Racing 92, Agen, Grenoble, Lyon, Mont-de-Marsan or Massy. But the recruitment of niçois is far from complete and could accelerate in the coming hours, after the appointment of the new tandem of Vercryusse-Compan coaches.
As for the departures, they are, for now, number 7: the pillar Romain Pouyleau (26 years old) is engaged in Marmande (National 2), the second line Richard Fourcade (29 years old) signed in Périgueux (National 1 or 2), the third line Jean-Blaise Lespinasse (28 years old) rejoins Fleurance (National 2), which conducts a very long recruitment, the third line Paul Farret (24 years old), loaned by Aurillac (Pro D2), returns to Cantal, second line Corentin Astier (27 years old) will put his suitcase in Chambéry (National 1), while the workers Simon Ricquebourg (22 years) et Dorian Lavernhe (23 years old) will play at Marcq-en-Barœul (National 2) and Provence Rugby (Pro D2) respectively.
Finally, to note also the end of the career of the former captain at third line English Jonathan Mace (35 years old) and half a mile Paul Champin (27 years). Added to that are the two starters in the season of third -line Gabriel Souverbie (21), recalled on loan by Pau (Top 14) and Galloic opener Dorian Jones (29) who packed his suitcases in Carcassonne. (Pro D2) last December.
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