New faces have arrived at Stade Toulousain this summer. Ex-15s of Perpignan and Grenoble, Melvin Jaminet and Ange Capuzzo, center of Lou, Pierre-Louis Barassi, winger of La Rochelle, Arthur Retier, etc. Guys who will soon find themselves closing their eyes on the pitch, but for now, even if Toulousain started the season perfectly with two wins over UBB and Toulon, it is a question of getting to know each other. In recent years, “coordination courses” have flourished, where newcomers and veterans try their hand at river rafting, canyoning, or an obstacle course. is that it creates a link, that’s all.
Dupont and Ntamack comfortable in drills
And that’s why the entire red and black three-quarter line went to bat at Argoulettes Stadium, where the Stade Toulousain baseball section trains. “With the people of Stade Toulousain Rugby, we appreciate each other, explains its youth president, Yanel Delpech. I knew that Ugo Mola was looking for an activity for his players that was out of the ordinary, but where we would do nothing because I know how demanding he is. We thought it would be a good idea to have him in baseball. ,
Some have fully entered the code of the game, such as Antoine Dupont who bluffs in his striking technique, as Nolan Soliveras, former baseball international, explains: “He didn’t drop the ball from start to finish of the swing. Similarly, I noticed that he kept his hands close to the point of contact with the back of the bat and he threw powerful swings…”
Stade Toulousain’s new recruit, Ange Capuzzo, has also tried his hand at baseball in a pitcher’s outfit. (Facebook Stade Toulouse Baseball & Softball)
And Romain Entamack, his partner at Hinge? “He impressed me with his ability to catch fly balls. (hit in the air). “We initiate with employees of companies, universities, but rugby players have outstanding athletic qualitiesYanael Delpeck noted. Never seen people running so fast between bases. , On Insta of the stadium, their MLB-style caps look great in the three quarters.
Many people appreciated this session and Sophian Guitoune asked for others. “The forwards were disappointed at not being invited. We will try to organize it soon”Declares Delpeck, who will see his players do good work in rugby. “Our pitcher, KV Rojas, will be perfect in the role of a strong and dynamic, modern front line. And Nolan (solivares), Our catcher He runs fast and catches as many balls as possible. That standard would be back. , The chairman takes the opportunity to make some repairs to his club and he is right: “Saturday afternoon initiation for adults, Wednesdays for youth. you are all welcome! ,