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The serenity rather than the unhappiness. general surprise, Nadir Megdoud left the professional world in December 2018 to find his family at Choisy-le-Roi, in the Val-de-Marne. His career had nevertheless taken off magnificently in CA Brive, a club that he had joined when he came of age, judging that he could quickly assert his qualities as asharp winger.
Under the direction of Nicolas godignon, the Franco-Algerian had played 8 matches of Top 14 in 2017-2018, including 6 as holder, and scored 2 tries against Montpellier, as well as 3 European meetings of Challenge Cup.
The knee that loose in 2018
Unfortunately, its trajectory changed in February 2018, a loose knee (rupture of the anterior cruciate ligaments) facing Toulouse. Mentally, Nadir Megdoud feels all the trouble in the world to recover:
Until then, I was well established in the rotation. After my injury, I made the season too long. During the four months of my recovery, I didn’t realize it, but when I returned, I missed my loved ones.
Nadir Megdoud: “I didn’t really know why I was playing”
Brive then fell back into Pro D2 and Nadir Megdoud make a very strong choice. “I’ve always made a decision to do what I love and stay where I’m happy. In Brive, I was playing to play, I didn’t really know why I was doing it and that’s why I decided to stop. I chose my happiness over my career. “
The Algerian international found a smile with his family and with former teammates of Massive and Lakanal Hope Center in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine) who rallied Beauvais, then in Federal 2. “I knew why I was doing this sport, simply because it is my passion. Due to the Covid, on is mounted in Federal 1 on mat, because we were second in the national ranking. We only lost two games. For me, it was quite easy at this level, I scored a lot of tries as a winger or a center. “
The reunion with Nicolas Godignon
After a second season in Federal 1 with the Oise club, the idea of returning to the professionals touches him, to the point of taking a test at Aurillac (Pro D2) last March. Until the moment where Nicolas godignon, newly appointed from Rouen, the probe, and Nadir Megdoud does not procrastinate. “He’s the one who started me at Brive, so we always trust each other. Today, I am more mature and I know what I want. “Find your place among the pros, with a peaceful mind.
Alain Gelin, for Actu Rouen Normandie Rugby
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