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Mickaël Ivaldi : "It is good to be playing against my old club"

le 13/08/2013 à 17:47

Mickaël Ivaldi : "It is good to be playing against my old club"

This Friday 16th August Toulon Rugby Club will play at Montpellier in the opening match of the Top 14 new season (kick off  20:45).

It's a special match for the ex RCT hooker Mickaël Ivaldi, who has moved on to count himself among the Montpellier ranks.

The native of La Seyne-sur-Mer (just outside Toulon), who has always played in the Var, was happy to give his thoughts to us here at rctoulon.com, before this match against his old team-mates. "When the fixture list came out I though it was quite funny. I had loads of calls. I think it's quite nice to play against my old club. I'm taking it in a positive way. Several of my family are going to make the trip".

Mickaël Ivaldi is quite aware that it will be a hard fought contest: "I know that it'll be a big match. We have to prepare well. It's important for us to get a good start. The stadium is already sold out. I hope it will be a great game".

Finally the young hooker of 23 told us how he is settling at the Herault club. "It was a little difficult at first as much as it's the first time I've left Toulon. Although I have been lacking match practice the friendly matches have been useful. I played a half against Grenoble and another against Leicester. I felt good."

So a swift reunion on Friday for Mickaël Ivaldi with his old team-mates. You can follow the match with live commentary on rctoulon.com (French commentary).

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Thanks to English Institute Toulon for the translation.  Internet website / 04 94 62 99 62.