We saw him still at work this weekend in Biarritz, when he left in the 68th minute, crippled with cramps and replaced by one of his friends in the group Guillaume Galletier. It is that, since the beginning of the season, Joris Jurand gives his all for the Brive team. Proof of this is: it was he who on October 2, scored the last try of Coujoux in the match against the Stade Français, which celebrated the centenary of the Stadium.
Used to testing for three years
“It’s nice to score” he said after the match. “We had worked on that during the week, telling ourselves that in the opposing 15 meters, the 9 and the 10 were in this position. We knew that, like in many clubs, they are not the best defenders. So, we have Said we were going to attack that area. Five meters from the line, we didn’t think too much. We try to score and we got there. It’s the big guys who do all the work. Me, I’m just at the conclusion “ he concludes, modestly.
Joris Jurand has grown thicker lately, often starting in place of Thomas Laranjeira at the back, or Seta Bituniyata on the wing, when they were injured. He played 427 minutes in 8 matches. It is already more than last year at the same period, despite a big season, or even the year before when he had been the author of a hat-trick against Lyon, just before the end of the competitions for cause of Covid.
The former Montpellier trained in Aix en Provence has progressed “rugby and humanly. I will be 26 years old soon, so it’s good to evolve a little” said the southerner.
“I arrived here, I was 23, I was a bit without benchmarks. I had never done anything. So I take the confidence of the coaches too.”
One of the holders of this start of the season
He will perhaps become one of the essential holders of this team, as since the start of the season with five starts already. “Little by little, we are taking our place in the group. I will be here for three years next December. I am no longer the little one who arrives. We are a little more in the group.” From now on, he is part of the executives, with however a particular function in the locker room, according to him. “Me, _I rather have a role to make guys laugh. It’s my role, and, I take it well._”
The one that Jérémy Davidson saw tumble down “like the TGV from Montpellier” he said on the club’s website has therefore extended until 2025. The opportunity to register even more in the club’s project. “It’s important from a personal point of view also in my head to feel more serene with three years of contract behind.”
The Southerner therefore feels very good in Corrèze. “I have everything to be happy. I feel really good in a top club. We have a great atmosphere.” Even if he necessarily misses the South. “What I miss are my friends and my family who are five hours away. But that we know is the game. We are not going to complain. I am waiting for the holidays to come back a bit and regenerate me at home “ It is surely fresh players that we will need Brive to last until the end of the season: lively and less tired wingers, especially after 12 or 13 games in a row.