THE FIASCOS DU SPORT (3/7) – If the ASM has finally succeeded in raising the shield of Brennus (2010 and 2017), the weight of the countless finals lost is still there.
A label that sticks to their skin. The Clermontois drag the image of “magnificent losers”, of Poulidor of French rugby. However, they ended up wringing their necks on this supposed curse in the final of the French championship. The weight of repeated failures flew away in 2010 when the Auvergne club raised its first Brennus shield after… ten failures on the last step! A sad record.
When it was time to hang up the crampons, the emblematic Aurélien Rougerie, who has spent his entire career at ASM, told us: “The coronation of 2010 will remain engraved for life. There is only sport to bring together so many people drunk with happiness. As captain for a first title, it was even more thrills. There is nothing above: you share with your family, your friends… ”
The three-quarter center recognizes that the repetition of setbacks in the final was heavy. The Jaunards had experienced three failures in a row (between 2007 and 2009), before triumphing against Perpignan after
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