The leaders of Castres Olympique have announced that Pierre-Henry Broncan has been appointed head coach of the club ranked second to last in the Top 14.
Things are happening in Castres! The CO leaders, unhappy with the start of the season of the Tarn club, currently thirteenth in the Top 14, have decided to part ways with Stéphane Prosper, three-quarter coach since the start of last season, and to appoint Pierre-Henry as head coach Broncan. “He will be assisted by David Darricarrère to train three quarters and Joe Worsley for defense. Mauricio Reggiardo, manager, remains in charge of sports coordination and supervision ”, explains the press release from Castres Olympique.
Pierre-Henry Broncan (46) was until then the forwards coach, but is therefore rising in rank. He will know his sixth club as head coach in fifteen years, after Blagnac, Auch, Aurillac, Colomiers and Tarbes. He will have the difficult task of bringing confidence to a group affected by defeats and by the coronavirus. The CO is indeed penultimate of the Top 14, with 16 points (one point behind Montpellier, the 12th), but has two more games to play compared to the five teams which are up to date in their calendar. The mission of the former scrum-half will start on Saturday with a trip to Lyon (5th), then will continue next week with the reception of the red lantern, Agen.
The return of Darricarrère
David Darricarrère (49) will replace Stéphane Prosper as rear coach, a position he has already held in La Rochelle, Dax, Agen, Biarritz, Mont-de-Marsan, but also in Castres de 2013 to 2015, years when the CO had played in the final of the Top 14 (against Toulon) then finished twelfth. The former opener also wore the CO jersey as a player in 1994-95, when he was runner-up. This Monday, the president of the CO Pierre-Yves Revol announced that he was giving up the presidency of the National Rugby League, which some club presidents imagined, to devote himself to his suffering club.