Fijian player Adrea Cocagi takes advantage of the final to ask Emmanuel Macron for a French passport

Fijian player Adrea Cocagi takes advantage of the final to ask Emmanuel Macron for a French passport

Castrais and Montpellier residents received a visit from the President of the Republic before playing their final.

Detained in Brussels this weekend, Emmanuel Macron was finally present at the Stade de France on Friday evening to attend the final of the Top 14 between Castres and Montpellier. After La Marseillaise, the President of the Republic descended on the lawn to greet the actors of the match as is the custom. He suffered a few whistles from part of the public.

Saluting the president by kneeling down, the Fijian player from Castres Adrea Cocagi instructed his teammate Loïc Jacquet to send him a message. “I was given a mission by this lovely guy Adrea, who is extremely shy. He would love to have a French passport but he is too shy to ask for it. He told me ‘do it for me“explained the 2nd line of the CO in remarks reported by RMC. “I will do it», replied the president before asking: “And do you recommend it?Jacquet’s response: “eyes closed.”

Emmanuel Macron then greeted Guilhem Guirado who was playing his last match on Friday evening. “I wanted to congratulate you on this careersaid the Head of State to the Montpellier veteran. I imagine there is a lot of emotion tonight. You fought some good fights. In the difficult years of the XV of France, you were there, you wore more than one and I wanted to thank you especially for that“. Guirado’s final was cut short due to an injury which forced him to step down at the break.

Finally, Emmanuel Macron mentioned the possible future membership of Georgia in the European Union with the Castres pillar Levan Chilachava. “We gave them a European perspective, it was decided yesterday (Thursday)“, he explained to the Georgian rugby player.

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