Top 14 – Biarritz: The Difficult Task Of Rebuilding

The secret to a successful season often lies in the ability of a club to be prepared at the earliest. The best example to date remains that of Oyonnax. In favor of a faultless in Pro D2 club Ain has to prepare early to rise in the Top 14. Conversely, how does one prepare for a possible descent Pro D2?

“I do not know, answered Didier Faugeron coach Biarritz Olympique. Currently it is not my duty, it is not my prerogative and we do not ask me. Today I just look what he can do to stay in the Top 14.


” The mission of Didier Faugeron remains save the BOPB Top 14 at the end of the 2013-2014 season, which will also mark the end of his contract with the Basque club. For its future in Biarritz, the technician is in the unknown. It is at the same stage that much of many players out of contract with the club in June 2014. “I have already met six players last week, and we will enjoy the week off to see other these days,” said Saturday daily Southwest Serge Blanco.

Peyrelongue Remnant According To Blanco

Most urgent to resolve cases, that of Julien Peyrelongue coveted by the U.S. Dax (Pro D2) in an emergency to replace the South African flyhalf, Jacques Louis Potgieter. The latter has played his last game with the USD this weekend before returning to South Africa for family reasons. Julien Peyrelongue had a contract proposal to finish the season in the Landes, more than two years. Biarritz Olympique obviously did not want to separate so quickly last representative of the generation of champion of France in 2002. “I talked with him, we can not afford to let him go,” tell us about the player Serge Blanco. If Julien Peyrelongue should go to Dax it will only be for the start of next season.

BO is not sure about his sporting future because it has not yet accepted the idea of ​​Pro D2. This honorable desire to fight to the end is not, however, the ideal situation is when at the same time build the future. No clear plan, no sports staff said, a balanced financial position at the last minute at the end of 2013: the current profile of the club is to date not attractive. Difficult to attract players, too difficult to retain those of the current workforce, prime targets for recruiters.

11 Players Into The Unknown

For the Welsh winger Brew return home in Newport is officially recorded. Hooker Genevois is announced in Perpignan . Gomez Kodela , Barcella , Broster , Dubarry , Harinordoquy , Mr. Lund, Lesgourgues Traille , Ngwenya , Baby and Couet Lannes are out of contract. The vast majority are approached by clubs in the Top 14 or the English championship. Then what about the old and Erik Lund (34 years) and Iain Balshaw (34), also out of contract? The second Norwegian line is still solid as evidenced by the twenty games played this season. It has the profile to stay in the Basque Country, even in Pro D2. The English back has however not played any game this season because of an injury to the cartilage in his right knee. The player started running there three weeks and hopes to “play until the end of the season.” For the future, he stated Monday on his Twitter account that the ball was in the camp of the club. “This is not my decision, it must ask the BOPB”

This week, no officer of the club did not want to answer our requests. Anyway, three months after the end of the championship, the site of the reconstruction of BO is enormous with a sports staff to define and nearly a dozen players to find. Pro D2 or the Top 14, the Basque club already start next year late.