Alexandre Roumat should have his first selection in blue this Saturday, February 10 during the meeting at Murrayfield, counting for the second day of the competition.
After Romain Ntamack, son of Émile, Damian Penaud, son of Alain, it is the turn of Alexandre Roumat son of Olivier to enter the XV of France. The third row of Stade Toulousain is part of the group which will face Scotland this Saturday, February 10, as part of the second day of the 6 Nations Tournament 2024. He should experience a first selection and, thus, succeed his father, Olivier Roumat known as “La Roume”, who left his mark on French rugby thanks to a victory during the Five Nations in 1993 and a third place at the 1995 World Cup.
Alexandre Roumat will start the match on the bench but he has a very good chance of entering the field during the match. A clash which will take place at Murrayfield, Edinburgh stadium. The French will have to try to recover after last week’s terrible defeat against Ireland (17-38)
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A special relationship with his father
Whatever the final score, it is a meeting which will make Olivier Roumat proud who will see his son wear the blue jersey for the first time. It must be said that the relationship between the two men is unique. In an article from South West, Alexandre described his father as a “big brother, a friend as well as a father”. In the columns of The Team in 2017, Valérie, Alexandre’s mother, depicted very close father/son relationships despite very different characters. “They are close-knit. They only talk about that, they debrief everything, matches, training, team compositions. And if Alex is less sanguine, he is just as obsessed (by rugby) as was his father”. However, “they are not the same, they are different, they do not have the same character, not the same temperament”.
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Even if he admires his father, Alexandre wants to cultivate this difference, and make his own name in the world of rugby. “I’m aware that people will always talk to me about my father. I’m getting used to it, I’m not shying away. I’ve never put pressure on myself about that. I’m proud to have that name, because that he (his father) had his career. Afterwards, I try in my own way to produce my rugby, without wondering if I should honor the name of Roumat. To act as if I were a player with a name. common'” explained Alexandre to TF1 info.
Verdict of “his rugby” this Saturday February 10 from 3:15 p.m. on the Murrayfield pitch.