Tonight begins the European Rugby Champions Cup with the match between Leicester and Stade Français. That “mini crunch” is not a vulgar confrontation. Indeed, this pool game stages a famous English Club.
And all the people in the country are expecting a victory. They have not forgotten the “October fiasco”. England, a big nation of the rugby planet was soiled during The World Cup last month, as the country organized its the 8th edition. Unfortunately for England’s team, it was unsuccessful. Moreover, it was a very cataclysm because the Rose was not even able to reach the final board. It was the first time in history that England was eliminated at the first round.
However, that humiliation may be a potential stimulator for the players. And it begins today at 19:45. This open game is also an important event for France. Though “Les Bleus” have been beaten by the incredible New Zealand in the Quarter Final, future winner of the competition, everybody can obviously say that the “French Flair” has fallen in a “Black Hole”.
Tonight’s match might be a starting revolution or a descent into hell for one or the other.
Jean-Baptiste Graziani, IEJ3E Group 2