To him 8e edition, the Tournament 7 of hearts, held June 15 and 16 at the Porchefontaine stadium in Versailles, almost lacking in gaps for the auction, if the online game ends on Thursday at 21:00.
When Isabelle Ithurburu, journalist for Canal + godmother in the tournament, was confronted with the lack of mass reacting, all his knowledge of rugby reacted and mobilized quickly. A successful boost for the five charities (Heart Swing, Kabuki Syndrome, Assoa Christo Rugby Adapted, we also Lisa Forever and Chrysalide) who enjoy the money raised and who expect much from this meeting.
Why are you godmother for this charity tournament?
ISABELLE ITHURBURU. The first year, the tournament Henry Chavancy had as godfather. So, when I made my Rugby Day debut, they appealed to me. First I didn't have many requests like this. Today I have three a week! (Laughter). I found it cold to combine the sport I love with good operation.
Two years ago, there was a blow to theft of theft promised at auction and breakdowns …
Oh yes that's true. It was awful! But this is where we see that they are good people who manage it because they managed to make sure we didn't talk anymore. It had attracted even more solidarity.
This year you had to mobilize to find goods for auction. Was the tournament in danger?
Today, pro players have almost no jerseys. As the organizers called me to say, " Isa, we really have nothing, it's the cat … I admit I once found it good to have many followers! I tagged all the clubs publicly. And jerseys began to arrive. This is where there is something good in these social networks! I also saw that all the internationals followed me. Carter, Habana, Nonu: I tried everything. And the first to answer me is George Gregan (Editor's note: Australian player passed by Toulon). We realize that we must dare.
Players mobilized quickly?
Habana sent me a message and said: I left some crampons for you. Dan Carter has brought a Racing jersey with him! Finally, they are all there when we need it. We are back with the best auction since the beginning! Even Titi Dusautoir, who has 20 requests a year, has sent a jersey. Philippe Sella suggested an Agen jersey from his time. It's very cool!
The big rugby family exists?
Yes, we could prove it. The rugby family is always there, especially as it affects children.