Aviron Bayonnais will be honored at the Midi Olympique Oscars ceremony which will take place on Tuesday May 3, at the Maison des associations. During the evening, the experienced Torsten Van Jaarsveld and the young Matis Perchaud will be rewarded.
In full recovery operation, the Bayonnais will indulge in a beautiful moment of celebration. Next Tuesday, May 3, the Oscars Midi Olympique will indeed stop in Bayonne, in order to reward two rowing players for their performances. In the Maison des associations, a stone’s throw from the Nive, lovers of the Basque club will have the opportunity to mingle with the event stamped “Midol”, still overseen by the event center.
During this ceremony presented by Romain Magellan, the hooker Torsten Van Jaarsveld and the pillar Matis Perchaud will mainly be honoured. The two men will receive the Midi Olympique Oscar and the Espoir Oscar respectively, in the presence of the CEO of the La Dépêche du Midi group, Jean-Michel Baylet, accompanied by Philippe Tayeb, president of Aviron bayonnais.
The first to arrive will be able to start the festivities from 6:30 p.m., before the official ceremony begins thirty minutes later, then a cocktail concludes what is announced as a nice party for sky and white rugby… And especially for two of his players.
A ” watchmaker » and a local product
Much in demand by Yannick Bru this season, the Namibian Torsten Van Jaarsveld (16 caps) has established himself as a strong man in the center of the Basque first line. Since the start of the 2021-2022 financial year, the 34-year-old hooker has pointed the tip of his nose 23 times on the lawns of Pro D2 (16 starts). Having ” the precision of a watchmaker “On his throws in touch, according to his trainer Joël Rey, the former player of the Cheetahs has also revealed himself as a serial marker in the antechamber of the Top 14.
Author of an impressive total of 11 tries, Van Jaarsveld has scored more in recent months than in his first three seasons in the Basque lands combined, he who arrived in the summer of 2018. He is now one of the very best scorers of the championship. ” This is my best season with Bayonne “, he proclaimed last February, assuring that he intended to play” up to 38 years old after having extended his commitment to Jean-Dauger for at least one season. Next Tuesday evening, he will therefore be awarded a well-deserved Oscar.
To his left in the closed scrum, the aficionados of the sky and white club have often found the young Matis Perchaud (19), a pure product of local rugby. At only 19 years old, the kid from Mouguerre has twenty game sheets in Pro D2. Appearances to which must be added his five selections with the Bleuets, during the last 6 Nations Under 20 Tournament.
A player of the future, this left-hander was already praised by Yannick Bru at the start of last year: ” Matis is a kid who has something more. […] He is 18 (now 19) and cut out for the highest level. I think it will be a very big pillar for Aviron Bayonnais. This season is therefore the beginning of confirmation for Perchaud, who will also receive his Oscar. Just rewards and a great evening in perspective.
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Torsten Van Jaarsveld and Matis Perchaud honored on May 3