BOURGNE

Christian BOURGNE

Coaching Staff

Function
Coach
At the club since
1986
End of contract
1988

The dull 1984-85 season was going to bring down the Club and its young coach Jean-Pierre Elissalde in turmoil. Christian Bourgne, leader of the rugby sport-study program in the neighboring Jean Guiton school and director of the departmental improvement center for young rugby players, was called upon. The pedagog was convincing enough to federate the beaten-down group on simple tactical schemes that were respectful of basic principles.

Two practices later Christian was pushed aside and his accomplishments in reuniting the group were acknowledged. The coach Jean-Pierre Elissalde then came back as expected.

(Text written by Jean-Michel Blaizeau, historian)