player, captain, lawyer, president… An oval passion

PORTRAIT – Young player then president of Stade Toulousain, René Bouscatel, at the head of the National Rugby League (LNR), has always been immersed in this sport.

Born in Toulouse (in 1946) in a “stadist family”, René Bouscatel had little chance of escaping the oval ball. In 1957, he took his first license at Stade Toulousain. The young third line will be captain of all his teams, from benjamin to junior. “I was passionate. In college, I was nicknamed “the Stadium” because that was the only thing I talked about. In my bedroom, I had painted my great-grandparents’ furniture red and black.he tells us. But, at 18 and a half, I became a dad. I had to stop rugby to continue my studies while working.» It’s only a good bye.

Became “youngest court president“, he is also the lawyer of Jean Fabre, then president of the Stade Toulousain. In 1987, his quality of notable earned him to be automatically enrolled. “I was sympathetic. I gave free legal advice. Jean Fabre had appointed me leader, but I did not even know it. Five years later, however, he will take over. “Two clans…

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