A terrible disillusionment that is hard to digest. Questioned by our colleagues from Le Parisien, the second row of the Blues, Cameron Woki, spoke of the elimination of the French XV in the quarter-finals of the last Rugby World Cup. “I had a lot of trouble turning the page, because I gave everything to make this World Cup. It was even harder to fail in the quarter-finals. Fortunately I had the support of my partner and my family. I went to Crete for a week with Alizée (his partner), but I turned off my phone. I only accepted my parents. I didn't watch the rest of the competition. The night of the elimination I couldn't sleep, I watched the match twice on my cell phone. I needed answers.”
And the Racing 92 player added on his complicated year 2023 with his new club: “My whole season I thought that I was not going to participate in the World Cup because I was bad with Racing. I was injured, I didn't play in the 2023 Six Nations Tournament. It was impossible to say that I was going to be there. So, it was a nice revenge for me to play all the matches. Now we're going to leave. Being in the French team is a privilege so you have to make the most of all these moments.”
In addition to telling how his Catholic faith helps him on a daily basis, the former second or third line of Bordeaux-Bègles explains that he needs to completely disconnect when he is not training or playing. With another passion: fashion. “From the moment I leave the club, I stop thinking about rugby. I really like fashion, dressing up, walking around Paris, meeting people. Rugby takes up a lot of space on a daily basis so I need to cut back. I'm not passionate about this sport. It's my job, I love it but no more. I don't watch rugby on TV, I'm more interested in football, and I'm a PSG supporter. I am focused on the field but off it I am disconnected. This is my scale. I don’t know what I will do later, but I will not stay in the rugby world, I will neither be a coach nor a consultant.
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