This Sunday during the last training of the XV of France in Rueil-Malmaison, before joining Aix-en-Provence, Fabien Galthié launched a little dig at the hopes of the Stade Français who came to oppose the Blues. “Put me the best players as receivers, stop putting painters as receivers for me,” said the French coach before the start of the session. Give me the guys who are awake, not the ones who are sleeping... A skillful guy, not a penguin.” Comments quickly escalated in recent hours before the expected reaction from the Ile-de-France club via Boris Bouhraoua.
Guest of the Bartoli Time show on RMC last night, the Stadistes assistant coach quickly defused the controversy. “Training hadn’t even started. It was important for me to speak out because I find what is happening, and this current controversy, a little unfair, he assured. I was lucky enough to be there this morning (Sunday). I was next to Fabien and I can tell you that it would be a big mistake to summarize everything that has happened since last Monday with these few words. We've had the chance to work with the XV of France for a very long time. To sum up a very rich training sequence for the French XV and obviously for our young players at Stade Français and for the staff, I am quite disappointed. Fabien, we know him very well, it was really a joke.”
“We even laughed about it among ourselves,” Bouhraoua even said, confirming that the young players of his club had not been offended by Galthié’s comments. Honestly, nothing happened. He came to see us at the end, thanking the young people, saying that they had worked very well and that was the goal of the day.” The slight fire is now extinguished, there is no doubt that the hopes of Stade Français will return to cross swords with Antoine Dupont and his partners.
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