XV de France (F) – autumn tour: the double game of Toulousaine Pauline Bourdon

the essential It can occupy the two positions of the hinge. This afternoon, she will play in the scrum against the New Zealand women.

Whether within the French women’s or men’s team, number 9 is owned by a Toulousain. Within the women’s selection, the scrum half position will be this afternoon, stamped 100% Stade Toulousain since Laure Sansus, holder last week against Africa from the South, will be on the bench and the holder will be her teammate in the club, Pauline Bourdon, who arrived in the offseason of AS Bayonne. A player of temperament, of an irreproachable technique, endowed with an innate sense of the game. In a word, Pauline knows how to do everything. This is why it can successfully carry the number 9 as well as the number .

From Lycée de Vaseix to the French team

Pauline Bourdon will thus honor this afternoon in Pau, her 31 th selection. Nine days ago, she celebrated her 26 years. Between rugby and Pauline, it’s a story that began in her hometown of Limoges and more precisely at the agricultural school of Vaseix. At the time, this establishment in the Limousin belt was often in the spotlight during the French agricultural championships. “When Pauline was playing, she put on a show, she always put the team in the direction of travel, remembers her PE teacher, Jean-Baptiste Lecouturier. Among the women, we often had the title, Pauline. was no stranger to it at all. “

After the limougeaud episode, she took the direction of the Basque Country at the end of the season 2013 where for eight years, she made the heyday of AS Bayonne that she led in 2019 in the last four of the championship. Toulousaine since the start of the school year, it has perfectly found its marks in the stadist house. What confirms the physical trainer of the women’s section, Stéphanie Ferrasse: “She has integrated perfectly into the group. She brought her joie de vivre. On a field, she knows how to do everything. It is a pleasure for them. eyes to see her play. “

This afternoon for the fourth time in her career, she will face the New Zealand women. After three confrontations against the reigning world champions, Pauline has two consecutive victories: the first in Grenoble, on 18 November 2018 (30 – 27) and the second in the United States in July 2019 as part of the Super Series (25 – 16). Earlier, at the Hameau, Pauline and the Blue would like to achieve the pass of three. They can do it!

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