The Elite 1 tournament kicks off on Sunday at Stade Rennais Rugby, and is an opportunity to take stock of last season and the club’s expectations for this new year.
After a disappointing season…
Last season did not deliver on all its promises with Stade Rennais Rugby. With only 4 wins against 8 losses in 12 days, Bretilliennes was very disappointing. They even scared each other because with such a record, the red and black did not go far from relegation to the second division. During the final day of the tournament, the Breton women secured their maintenance in Elite 1.
… Stade Rennais Rugby must raise its head
So Rennes will have to repack in order to find her best form. They have not been able to reach the final stages of the tournament since 2019 and now look closer to relegation than to the title. To return to the top, they would still be able to rely on their powerful elements.
Drouin and Ulutule to make the difference
With over 30 selections for the French rugby union team, Caroline Drouin is an experienced player who once again showed all her talent last year by finishing as the tournament’s top scorer with 71 points on the clock. She will have to use her leadership qualities to lead her teammates to victory, but she can also count on Jade Ulutule.
The 29-year-old has distinguished herself remarkably this summer with France’s seventh rugby team. A captain of the Bleues, she has been one of the key elements in the Tricolores’ saga towards the bronze medal. And hopefully, you can take Stade Rennais Rugby to the next level this year.