The victory was already good news in itself for the supporters of CA Brive. They weren’t expecting such news: their captain, so often admired for his courage and values, is extending his lease with the CAB. He will still be a rugby player in Brive next year.
“You know my relationship with the city, the region and the club…”
The 10,974 spectators discovered it in a video projected on the giant screen of the Stadium. The player was already thanking them for coming. “Seeing a full stadium again with all these flags is really magnificent, we’ve been waiting for this for a long time”. He then makes this announcement. “I continue the adventure with you, with the CAB until 2023.” The spectators applaud…and chant “Saïd, Saïd”…before the match begins.
In the 80th minute, Enzo Hervé has the opportunity to kick into touch to give victory to Brive. He finally gives the ball to Saïd Hirèche, his captain. A symbol ? “No no not at all” modestly answers the third line, “I wanted to do it, he told me do it, that’s all”.
215 matches with Brive for ten years
Nevertheless, in a press conference, the player commented on his extension…simply and humbly. “What was most important was really winning. The collective takes precedence over the individual. underlined the Algerian third line. Nevertheless, he still said he was “very happy” to extend: “I wanted to, the body follows, the mind is there… and then these exceptional and rare moments, when you can enjoy them to the end, you enjoy them to the end.”
From now on, Saïd Hirèche’s next objective will be…maintaining in the Top 14 with Brive.