Two days after his last Top 14 match as a referee, Romain Poite officially joined the Toulon staff as a coach in charge of disciplinary matters in particular.
The transition did not take 48 hours. At the whistle this Sunday on the occasion of the match of the 26th and last day of the Top 14 between Clermont and Montpellier for the last time in his career, Romain Poite has already put away his referee’s clothes for those of coach within the Toulon staff. Like Alexandre Ruiz in Montpellier or Jérôme Garcès with the XV of France, the one who until recently was game director goes to the other side of the mirror alongside Franck Azéma and Pierre Mignoni, who will join the Rade this summer. Through a press release, the RCT has confirmed that the one who has refereed at the highest level will have the role of “specialized coach, in charge of discipline and attitude in contact” with the ambition “to accompany the RCT to the heights of French and European rugby”.
Welcome in #TheRCTFamily 🔴⚫️
𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐭𝐞, recently retired from arbitration, joins the staff of the @RCTofficial as a specialized coach, in charge of discipline and attitude in contact 💪
– RCT – RC Toulon (@RCTofficiel) June 7, 2022
Poite: “Pursuing my rugby passion in a new approach”
Assuring to be “very honored to integrate this great staff of the RCT from next season”, Romain Poite does not hide his satisfaction at the idea of embarking on this new challenge. ” It is a great opportunity for me to complete this magnificent staff endowed with many excellences and expertise.but also an opportunity to pursue my rugby passion in a new approach, he confided. This will allow me to complete my already plethoric expertise with a lot of humility and motivation.. “ For Bernard Lemaître, this arrival of the former referee is “an important new stone brought to the building” under construction in the Var. ” He will bring to the staff of Franck Azéma and Pierre Mignoni his skills to bring the complexity of the rules into the strategy of matches and their preparation., adds the boss of the RCT. Romain Poite is one of the very best in his field and will thus constitute an additional asset in achieving the important objectives that we have set ourselves for the coming years. »
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