Arrived during the season, Patrice Collazo was unable to prevent Brive from descending to Pro D2 but assures that he will be present to lead the Corrèze club towards a return to the Top 14.
Four years after his return, Brive will leave the Top 14. The defeat conceded this Saturday against Castres as part of the 25th and penultimate day sealed the fate of the Corrèze club. With seven points behind Perpignan, the CAB is out of reach of a Catalan formation which has not said goodbye to its hopes of maintenance. At the end of the meeting, Patrice Collazo did not hesitate to confide that it’s “tough for the club, for the supporters, for the players too”.
As for the meeting against the Castres, the Corrèze technician presents it as “the match of lost opportunities”. ” The commitment was there but rugby with the commitment without precision, you leave with zero points added Patrice Collazo to the press. Aware that “it was going to be decided on the last day”, the former coach of Toulon sees it as a symbol of “the history of Brive”.
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Collazo: “The mission will be to bring the club up”
Affirming that there is “nothing new under the sun”, Patrice Collazo calls on the entire Brive club to reflect on the future. ” What you need to know is how you find yourself in this situation and, above all, how to avoid it. “, he added. While Brive will return to the Pro D2 next season, a return to the elite is already being considered and the coach who arrived last December to replace Jeremy Davidson intends to lead the charge.
“I signed an 18-month contract and, as I told them before the game against Pau, it’s a group I like to work with. I will be there whether it is in Top 14 or in Pro D2, said Patrice Collazo. Even though I only have five months in the club, I also take it for myself and, next season, the mission will be to bring the club up. “Assuring that he” likes to go to the end of things “, the Corrèze coach does not intend to go away like that.