Top 14. In addition to being decisive, we tell you why Karkadze's test (Brive) was highly symbolic

Sport This is one of the moving stories of this season in Top 14! Brive hooker Vano Karkadze appeared very moved, alongside Saïd Hirèche, at the end of the match against Toulon.

Sport A brutal news

While the CAB was preparing its derby against Clermont, on behalf of the 13th day of the championship, and the whole club, and a good part of the city, were talking only about that, Vano Karkadze had learned a bad New. Indeed, the young 22-year-old hooker had to return urgently to Georgia, his native country, because his father had just died.. Brutal news, which saddened the entire Brive staff as well as the players. The latter, who arrived in Corrèze in 2019, is a Georgian international, appreciated by everyone at the club, who was therefore unavailable for the derby against the Auvergne neighbor. Facing Lyon, Vano Karkadze was not part of the trip either, in order to spend the end of year celebrations with the family. Well integrated in Brive, especially with Georgian compatriots already present, Karkazde has been playing games for two seasons now.

Sport A symbolic test

Returning to prepare for the reception of Toulon, the Georgian hooker was a substitute at kick-off. After a solid first period from his teammates, Karkadze returned on the hour mark, and revitalized the Brive melee. Then, in the 69th minute, after an offensive sequence smoothly led by the Toulonnais, Brive finds himself cornered 5 meters from his line. However, the hooker scratches a ball, and obtains an ultra-important penalty, making smile the master in the matter, Said Hirèche. It was after the magic worked, as for the 78th minute, after a touch near the Toulon line, and a hard undermining work, that Vano Karkadze, launched, crossed the goal line and scored the winning try for Brive. A symbolic test, the third of his young career, for a brave player! At the end of the match, the hug between the latter and his captain brought tears to the eyes of more than one Brive supporter! Hero of the day, the whole workforce and staff seemed to be overjoyed after the match, as Arnaud Méla said:“I’m very happy for him. He went through a very complicated period. We could see how happy everyone was after his trial. He’s a young player to whom a terrible thing happened, that’s very good that he had known this joy.” (Olympic Noon)



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