The need to cut, to recharge. According to information from the regional daily Sud Ouest, Grégory Alldritt should not return to the lawns before the start of the year. At the end of a grueling preparation and World Cup during which he did not manage his efforts, the third row of the Blues would have reached an agreement with his club La Rochelle to be able to take a long breath, until January.
While most of the Stade Rochelais internationals (Pierre Bourgarit, Reda Wardi, Jonathan Danty, Paul Boudehent, Antoine Hastoy, Uini Atonio) could return to training at the beginning of November, Grégory Alldritt obtained a well-deserved extension, giving him played around thirty matches over the last three seasons.
After the elimination of the Blues by the Springboks, future world champions in the quarter-finals, the solid Gersois confided that he needed “a big break”: “There is disappointment, frustration, a lot of bad feelings, It's going to take a little time to digest but we'll get there. It's a bit empty there..." And added: "We are lucky to have this deadline for the Tournament (of the 2024 Six Nations) which is coming quite quickly (France - Ireland, Friday February 2) . We're going to find our audience again, with three more provincial matches (Marseille, Lille and Lyon, the Stade de France being under construction for the 2024 Olympics), it's going to be great. That’s when we’ll be able to digest, move on to something else.”