Alban Placines (Third row, Toulouse) - The Stade de France flanker has always been instinctively attentive to others and the world around him. It is this deeply altruistic character, and the fact that he grew up by the ocean in Biarritz, that are also at the origin of his environmental and ethical convictions.

Season 2013-2014, the one that saw the great Biarritez fall in Pro D2. Which also offered to Alban Placines, at 20 years, his first appearances. "It was incredible, there were still players I admired on TV when I was younger," he smiles. "Dimitri Yachvili, Imanol Harinordoguy, Damien Traille, Benoit August... I trained a lot and played a little with them, before the relegation. It was pretty intimidating."

In the lower level, he then did his training and gradually changed his direction. But he never forgot the contribution of the aforementioned leaders. But he has never forgotten the contribution of the aforementioned leaders. "In a way,they have accompanied me.Today,I still hear a lot from Imanol, with whom I talk regularly." In general, this is the kind of exchange that is important to him.


"I like to keep in touch with alumni. There is always good advice to take. When I was at the rugby school in Biarritz, I remember that Micjel Celaya was often at the edge of the fields. He was discreet, didn't talk much but it was always interesting to go and find him, to talk to him."