Arriving at RC Fanny last year, youngster Alexandre Borre made 12 Pro D2 appearances during last practice before suffering a broken jaw after blunt force trauma. For his second season at the club, the Pisak native hasn’t played yet, but he’s not lacking in ambition. excerpts.
RC Vannes is making a big start to the championship by being the leader and currently two points off the podium, did the group expect such a start?
We were consistent with the goals and the speech given to us by the coach. We didn’t talk much about results, we especially wanted to play Breton rugby and not start like the year before (6 defeats in the first 6 matches, editor’s note).
You haven’t played this season yet, do you know if the coach intends to start soon?
I do not know, I think it depends on the results of the team and the ambitions of the coach, but he did not give me any information about when he plans to re-release me.
“I want to develop within the club, but above all I have to show what I’m capable of.”
You had a serious injury that ended your season last year, how did you manage to mentally handle that big blow?
I told myself that I had to prepare for my return very quickly, that it was the end of the season and we didn’t have much to play for. After that game in Bayonne, we were sure we were going to survive, so I quickly switched, telling myself I had to get my side ready to come back during the pre-season preparations.
You are starting your second season at RC Vannes, how do you see your future in Brittany?
I’m still on an optimistic contract, so I definitely want to get more, but above all I want to be able to play to show the coach what I’m worth. I want to develop within the club, but above all I have to show what I’m capable of.
“We have the ambitions and the players to get that climb (into the top 14)”
You were chosen with the development of France 7, what is your ambition in the France 7 team or even in France XV?
It’s a goal, but I have to stay focused on playing time in RCV and we’ll see later if I can get there. It’s always a dream when you play rugby to play for France even if the most important thing at the moment is to play for Vannes.
Finally, do you think the team has the means to compete for the top 14 this year?
honestly Yes. At the beginning of the season, we showed that we were present in the championship. Now we have to see over time, we know Pro D2 is long and we have to see how long we can maintain that intensity. Anyway, we have the ambitions and the players to get that climb, so we’ll see how the rest of the season unfolds.