Perrine practiced judo, swimming and the gym, before switching to the oval ball. Her father Jérôme, and her brother Gabin, playing rugby, she wanted to try. “My debut at Auray was difficult. I arrived in a group formed and the boys looked at me a little askance, remembers the young half of scrum. Since then, things have changed. “We realized that girls know how to play rugby. We stick together with Annaïg and Anouk, ”she continues.
Access to the hope pole
Perrine is happy to join the hope pole. “A coach from Lorient believed in me and pushed me to work. I participated in several selections and I was spotted by the manager of the pole. I’ve been thinking about it for two years. Suddenly, I went there ”, underlines the player before admitting that she is a little stressed before this comeback. Caroline Drouin, member of the French rugby sevens and 15s teams, is proud to be the patron of the Park (Pays d’Auray rugby club). She did not know the hope pole but she wants to reassure Perrine. “You are all going to be new. You will all find out, she explains to him before continuing. You will practice your passion on a daily basis. You should take advantage. Don’t put more pressure on yourself than that. It will remain good years no matter what ”.
When Perrine started at the Parc, Caroline was still between hand and rugby. It has since exploded. What to give ideas to the young champion. “Caro’s career? I find it inspiring I would like to wear the France team jersey one day. It’s every athlete’s dream… ”she admits. And after ? Perrine hopes to continue in rugby but not as a coach. “There are plenty of jobs that allow you to stay there,” Caroline concludes.
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