Guilhem Guirado, Montpellier hooker, 2022 French champion: “We did 10-15 minutes of madness and we showed some pseudo-specialists that we knew how to play rugby. We scored three tries in 10 minutes, I don’t even know if it happened in the final in the Top 14. We showed that we could be consistent. The leaders have taken matters into their own hands and the staff have done a very good job in recent weeks. It is not far from the apotheosis.
I felt it would be fabulous to finish his career at the Stade de France when I came to watch Les Bleus against New Zealand in November. I didn’t want to say it too loud, I didn’t want to get carried away either. I am proud. My only regret is perhaps not having won the Brennus with Toulon. I lost two finals (2016 and 2017). Maybe it made me stronger and gave me that determination.
I was very touched and moved by the words of President Macron who spoke to me before the game. These words were strong and gave me enormous strength. It was touched and targeted and I felt sincere. I saw him again at the end of the match and thanked him. Tonight, we have a thought for the whole club, all the leaders, the volunteers and the people of Montpellier who I hope will be waiting for us. »