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After playing there as a player, Clément Poitrenaud is now flourishing as a member of the Stade Toulousain staff. After a complicated season for the Rouge et Noir (complicated for the level of Toulouse because finishing in the semi-finals in the league and in the European Cup, it’s really not that bad), it’s time to see what’s next. t was not going to get off to a good start in this new season, and to replay the leading roles in French and international rugby.
The assistant coach also admits, in an interview with the Midi Olympique, that this last exercise led to a vast questioning on the part of all the staff. The will is to strike the spirits again, and to find a formula which takes, with new elements which must be integrated into the dynamics of the group already in place.
There is a global reflection on rugby that we want to propose, strategically, mentally, at the level of collective and individual ambitions. We must not neglect any parameter to trigger a new dynamic. We want to offer something strong. With the newcomers behind, there will be a balance and automatisms to find so that the machine starts.
Precisely speaking of recruits, it is true that it may seem numerous. But Clément Poitrenaud is not worried about seeing so many players being added to the group. He only sees added value in it, at all levels.
Over the past three or four years, there have been few recruitments. By force of circumstance, it was necessary to take on players. It will require human management but when I see the quality of the guys and their temperament, it’s a chance and not a problem. There will be a new in-house emulation, more speed and solutions at our disposal. Last year, there were injuries at bad times in the season and that caused staffing problems.
After playing there as a player, Clément Poitrenaud is now flourishing as a member of the Stade Toulousain staff. After a season that was perhaps more complicated than others for Toulouse, he looked into the questioning that this had caused within the staff, while projecting himself into the future, which will be written with some new items.