After two days, the Tacists have known only defeat. Not enough to undermine the morale of this almost eighty club.
They wear a jersey flocked with the slogan “Remember September 21, 2001, AZF”. Sign that at TAC, on a duty of memory. History to remind that the club was a collateral victim of this industrial tragedy. Last Sunday, on the occasion of the reception of the Toulouse Rugby Club, the Tacists once again made a link in the past. Before the meeting, they dedicated this derby to their former coach, Miguel Baptista, rescued from life at the age of 51. The emotion was palpable before the kick-off, which was not really ideal to relax the players who experienced Sunday at Gironis, their second in a row in their second round group. After a setback at Carbonne on the opening day (34-0), the neighbor of the TRC won (11-6) not because he was better, but better organized.
“Bounce back to Lavernose”
The pennant team made a false start. But it is not in the spirit of the house to question everything. At TAC when a player signs, he pays for the license and joins a spirit. In the club house of the club dedicated to the glorious servant of the club, Gilbert-Chelle, there is human warmth, a certain idea of rugby and memories.
“We welcome everyone even those who have never touched a ball,” said the co-president, Alain Mirepoix. Promoted to the Second Series in the summer of 2020, the club accepted this promotion to be able to field a reserve team. This year, two senior teams are entered, which is not negligible. In a hen dominated by Gers and Bigourdane, the task of Toulouse promises to be complicated, but that does not mean that morale will be at half mast, which explains Eric Réveillé: “There is quality in this hen. Last year, we saw the quality of teams like Cœur de Lomagne. For the moment, we have lost our first two games, but we are keeping our morale up. In 2012, we had lost our first three games. the season, we were champions of the Pyrenees of the Third Series. In rugby, there is always hope. ” A good reason to hope to bounce back at Lavernose-Lacasse, next Sunday, in the duel of the poorly classified.