Châteaubriant: a new team sport is coming


Hooker Rayne Barka, who excels in rugby 7, is U20 world champion at 15.
Castelbriantais Athletic Sport opened a rugby 5 section in August 2022, in Châteaubriant (Loire-Atlantique). ©Illustration Clément Mazella

Approaching the next rugby union world cup, the oval develops in the hexagon. The Castelbriantais Athletic Sport (SAC) has understood this well.

Since the end of August 2022the sports association opened a mixed rugby 5 section.

Sport open to all

“It’s a leisure practice without tackles, offered by the French rugby federation. It is characterized by the touch with two hands to stop the progress of the adversary. It is a mixed activity that is suitable for everyone, regardless of physical condition », explains Agnes Reverdydirector of Sport Athlétique Castelbriantais.

Rugby 5 retains the fundamentals of rugby. That is to say to advance in continuity, to support, to preserve and to press the adversary.

Several good reasons to register

« The section ist accessible to anyonewithout declared pathology or in primary prevention, after obtaining a medical certificate of non-contraindication to the practice of well-being leisure rugby 5”, specifies the manager.

This sport brings together all the players around the oval ball. Thus, new and old rugby players and people in primary or tertiary prevention are welcome.

Participate in a wellness activityto fight against a sedentary lifestyle, to improve one’s physical and cardiovascular capacities… The reasons for registering are multiple.

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“It also allowsand discover rugby by a game without tackles, to develop team cohesion and highlighting the collective. »

Back-to-school time has come. It’s time to get back to sport.

Training: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Mandela stadium in Châteaubriant. Contact: 07 68 34 67 27

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