Midi Olympique reveals on Tuesday that Mathieu Bastareaud, who will end his playing career at the end of the season, will join the staff of RC Toulon as Team Manager.
Mathieu Bastareaud (35) is not yet officially retired. However, he is already set on his reconversion. And it will be done within this RC Toulon whose jersey he defended for the last time on the European scene, last Friday during the Challenge Cup final won (43-19) against Glasgow, with the key for the club varois its first title since 2015 and the honor of becoming the first French club to be able to boast of having lifted the two European Cups. Bastareaud is precisely one of the Toulonnais who now display the three Champions Cup won in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and this Challenge Cup, won on Friday by crushing the Scots.
Still a player for the moment, the emblematic number 8 of the RCT, who announced after the match that he would not return for an additional season, will pass on the other side of the barrier at the end of the season, when he will no longer be. Noon Olympic indeed tells us this Tuesday that the former LOU player, also passed by the Stade Français, Massy, where he made his debut, in 2006, and New York, will join the staff of this club where he had made his return. last year but where he had already stopped for a long time, between 2011 and 2019.
Bastareaud will find Parisse
Our colleagues reveal that “Basta” has decided to stay on the Rade, but in another role. “He should become the team manager of the team coached by Pierre Mignoni”, writes the newspaper, which also already knows what the new task of the former third center line of the XV of France will look like within this luxury staff. which will also include Mignoni, but also Laurent Emmanuelli, James Coughlan and Maxime Petitjean “He will be the link between the sponsors, the competition organizers and the entire professional team”. Sergio Parisse, who will also end his career at the end of the season, will also be part of the staff. Bastareaud should therefore not be out of place.