Colossus of 127 kilos, Mohamed Haouas is likely one of the composition surprises of the XV of France who will begin the match in opposition to England, Sunday, on the opening of the 6 Nations Match. The best pillar of Montpellier, which is able to rejoice its first cape, has an atypical course, which Fabien Galthié needed to spotlight Thursday in Good. Portrait of this late participant in rugby, who will expertise a hell of a baptism of fireplace.
5 years in the past, the precise pillar of Montpellier was positioned beneath judicial supervision, its exit occasions framed and its passport confiscated. His face might be not but identified as we speak however he’ll solely want his blue jersey to enter Sunday on the garden of the Stade de France, the place he’ll problem the vice world champions for the primary sport of the Blues within the event 6 Nations.
A n ° three flocked jersey, just like the one he has worn for 2 seasons in Montpellier and the place he admires his slaughter and his sense of sacrifice. Performances which additionally charmed the workers of the XV of France, to the purpose of taking him in his baggage, first to Good for the preparation, then to Saint-Denis for the Crunch.
Humorous and courageous
“The previous, I don't care”, underlines William Servat, the entrance coach of the XV of France. “What issues to me is the participant I met, the particular person I met. He's a really respectful man, all the time on time on all dates. He acquired into the group in a short time: he's humorous, the blokes love being with him and know he's a courageous man. He’s an unimaginable listener, he participates in every little thing. After, the efficiency, we'll see. Will probably be one thing else, we are going to wait till we get to the match, but it surely's a pleasure to have this participant », provides Servat.
Finest journey statistics
Nevertheless, whoever found rugby at 15, due to the Hérault basic council, mustn’t essentially have been there. Like his teammate Anthony Bouthier, holder, he, on the again, Haouas was promoted to the administration of the Blues by his coach at MHR, Xavier Garbajosa.
“We had been fortunate to have the ability to go to the gamers within the membership, to have the ability to meet them, to talk with them. I went to Montpellier 4 occasions, I met him, I had many exchanges with him, however I didn’t uncover him. Nor rediscovered. The entrance participant from Montpellier has the most effective journey and exercise statistics for the match. It’s a straight pillar profile that is ready to catch as much as the three-quarters that generally pierce … “, Servat explains once more.
And but Haouas (25 years outdated, 1.85 m) is 127 kg on the size. Regardless of every little thing, he’s a cellular participant, but additionally a warrior, impulsive and impatient, able to delivering a punch a couple of minutes earlier than the kick-off of a match to his teammate, the ex-Springbok Bismarck Du Plessis .
When his tenure was introduced, the video got here out and went round social networks. Regardless for Fabien Galthié, delighted to have “Gamers rising with a unique, extra complicated background”.“We retained the gamers as a result of they’re profitable, in membership and in coaching”, assures the coach of the XV of France.
Put up with out certainty
As a result of the brand new boss of the Blues is getting ready for the longer term and, particularly the 2023 World Cup. In a proper pillar place the place France is in deficit, all of the extra for the reason that sidelining of Slimani, Haouas took benefit of the damage of Toulousain Dorian Aldegheri and particularly handed in entrance of the Lyonnais Demba Bamba, who will begin on the bench.“At this proper pillar place, now we have no certainty. We had to decide on between two gamers (Demba Bamba and Haouas) who’ve little expertise at this stage ”, says Galthié. “We’re asking questions. We could have the reply on Sunday. “ One factor is for certain, with Mohamed Haouas, it is going to be direct.
6 Nations. XV of France. Cell, brave, humorous, right here is Momo Haouas the brand new colossus of the BluesOuest-France.fr