Paul Costes, the new pearl of Stade Toulousain

PORTRAIT – Before the clash with Exeter, this Sunday, in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup, discovery of this promising center which perpetuates the family lineage.

Paul Costes (21 years old) has it all. He is young, sparkling, efficient, twirling. This tall blonde with piercing blue eyes is one of the very good surprises of the season in the Top 14, stringing together performances without erasing. The three-quarter center, under-20 world champion last summer, could also get a taste of the French XV soon. A calm and composed boy, the son of Arnaud Costes – former third row of Clermont and the Blues from 1994 to 2000 (14 caps) – spoke to the Figaro on his blood connection with rugby.

Aligned 15 times this season, including 8 times as a starter, within an XXL three-quarter line, the Toulouse player continues, learns and has fun every weekend. « Even if things have been going very quickly since last year, I always try to keep my playing philosophy. At the moment it doesn’t seem to bother anyone, so I’ll continue ! As long as it pleases and I have fun, all the stars are…

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