Top 14: “I think you also have to know how to stop…” Montpellier Geoffrey Doumayrou will end his career

Top 14: “I think you also have to know how to stop…” Montpellier Geoffrey Doumayrou will end his career
Top 14: “I think you also have to know how to stop…” Montpellier Geoffrey Doumayrou will end his career

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The three-quarter international in the past (13 selections with the XV of France) Geoffrey Doumayrou, at the end of his contract, will end his career at the end of the season, he announced this Wednesday, May 29 three days before the reception of Lyon during the 25th day of Top 14.

The time has come to hang up his boots for Doumayrou. “Last year, it was complicated with the crusaders and this year I had a lot of muscular problems, perhaps due to age. That reassured me (in my decision), I think it You also have to know how to stop and not do another year. That’s the end,” he testified at a press conference.

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During the last two seasons, Geoffrey Doumayrou (34 years old) only played around ten matches due to a cascade of injuries. On January 21, 2023, following a Champions Cup match against London Irish, he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament.

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He returned to his training club in 2021 after playing at Stade français (2012-17), then at La Rochelle (2017-21). This player with a strong character has won two French championship titles, with Stade français (2015) and Montpellier (2022). Furthermore, the versatile three-quarter, most often used in the center, has 13 selections for the French team between 2017 and 2019.

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Montpellier, condemned (99.9%) to 13th place, therefore still has three matches on its calendar, including a play-off against the Pro D2 finalist on June 16. “Focus on this end of the season… And enjoy the last moments on the meadow,” Doumayrou said on his social networks.

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