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Zoom in… Anton Preisler, the Namibian who joined the Breton club this week

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Namibian Anton Preisler will join Breton next season.

RC Vannes has been very active in the transfer market in recent weeks. And for good reason, with the arrival of Anton Preisler, the Breton club has already registered 5 recruits for the next season. A guide if necessary, for the ambitious Morbihan Club who wants to play the leading roles in Pro D2 with the hope of reaching the French rugby elite and Top 14.

The signing of Anton Preisler goes in this direction because the second line will bring him high-level experience in addition to his physical strength (1m98 and 115kg). Currently in Racing 92, the Namibian has played 11 Top 14 matches including 2 as a starter and 2 Champions Cup matches.

Anton Preisler started playing rugby in 2009

One of the reasons for his arrival, in addition to his talent, is his high-level experience. Born in Namibia, Anton Pressler grew up in the rugby country of South Africa. It was in Durban that he discovered the oval when he was in high school. He joined his hometown club, the Sharks. Within the South African club, he progressed through various youth categories before joining the professional team in 2009. The early years of his career culminated in the prestigious Currie Cup in 2010. In the following two years, he failed to reach the final of this same competition.

Mixed career in Europe

Anton Preisler had a dream when he started rugby, a dream of playing in Europe and facing his idol, Paul O’Connell. He fulfilled his dream of joining Scotland & Edinburgh Rugby League. Despite performing well in his debut, he gradually lost his place, which forced him to leave the club. He later joins Worcester in England to regain his confidence. But history repeated itself again for the Namibian, who slid off the bench over the months.

To revive himself, he decided to cross the Channel to make his home runs at Racing 92. At Ile-de-France club he made his place and continued to play regularly. But at the age of 35, the second line wanted to give itself one last challenge. This was done by joining Brittany and RC Vannes with whom he would like to end his career in style.

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