The international hooker of La Rochelle Pierre Bourgarit “must have a knee operation” and “his season is over”, announced Tuesday the Top 14 club. Bourgarit (23 years old, 5 caps) came out injured at the end of the match during the defeat in Clermont (25-20), Saturday, on behalf of the 26th and final day of the French rugby championship. Undisputed holder in the first maritime line, he is, according to information from the daily Sud Ouest, affected at the level of the meniscus. Bourgarit has played 16 Top 14 matches this season, including 14 as a starter, scoring nine tries. He also took part in the European campaign, which ended in the Champions Cup final, against Stade Toulouse (22-17). Another package also for the XV of France which is due to play in July its summer tour in Australia.
The Rochelais, who finished the regular season in 2nd place, behind Toulouse, will play in the semi-final against the winner of the jump-off between Bordeaux-Bègles and Clermont.