Stade Toulousain: “It’s always difficult to play against him…”, Guillaume Marchand reflects on his brother’s return to form

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Julien Marchand revealed himself brilliantly. In his second start this season, Julien was everywhere and even scored a goal during Lyon’s reception at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday, January 6. A remarkable performance, especially as he was pitted against his LOU prostitute brother Guillaume for the second time in his life.

Julien Marchand’s rise continues this season after his first minutes for the Red-Blacks against Toulon at the Stadium. This time it was a second start (the first in La Rochelle) and the feelings were always better as the ball was tested.

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It is not so obvious that for the second time in his career he is playing against his brother Guillaume, who is now LOU’s hooker.

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The latter was therefore in the best position to appreciate his older brother’s performance: “It is always difficult to play against him because we are so close, but once we get on the field there are no more questions to ask. I got the impression that he brought this energy to the stadium and was very important in the fight stages. »

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Defense coach Laurent Thuery could only be pleased with the return of such a player: “Julien is back for a few weeks after a minor knee injury. It takes some time to regain the good feeling and be 100% ready to perform. That’s good because he’s regaining his confidence. It is pleasing to have a player of this quality back in our squad. »

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The next step in gradually returning to the highest level: two Champions Cup matches. Then it will be time to find out whether he has regained international form.

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