Finally Emmanuel Mivo obtained French citizenship

Finally Emmanuel Mivo obtained French citizenship

Thursday 9 November marks an important moment in the life of Toulousan’s second row, Emmanuel Mivo, who has officially acquired French citizenship. The New Zealander can now hope to play alongside the French XV.

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This is the news he was eagerly awaiting. Toulousan’s second row, Emmanuel Mivo, officially obtained French citizenship on Thursday 9 November. The player headed to the state of Haute-Garonne in Toulouse to receive his official papers. “Pride” for Toulouse Club Who accompanied him since his arrival in France in December 2018.

Five years of Emmanuel Mivo at the Toulousain Stadium

This naturalization marks the five-year anniversary of Emmanuel Mevo earning the Red and Black title. The player was born in 1998 in Otahuhu, New Zealand, to Samoan parents. Then he arrived in Australia when he was only two years old. The young man learns to play rugby there. Initially, when he was thirteen, he moved to rugby union at the age of sixteen. In 2016, he finally lost the desire to play with it. But after a year off, his mother encouraged him to return to the sport. The rugby player finally made his professional debut in Australia in 2017 with Melbourne Rising.

In December 2018, the New Zealander finally joined the Stade Toulouse training centre. He signed his hoped-for first contract a month later. Emmanuel Mevo then proved himself during various competitions and tournaments. So much so that in 2023, France coach Fabien Galthiet announced that he would closely follow the Toulouse player to play for the Blues. But the second grade had to wait until this November to benefit from five years of residence in France, which is the period necessary to be selected for the national team. Now that it’s over, Mane is now a French citizen. Perhaps we will be able to see him on the pitch for the Blues in the 2024 Six Nations Championship which will take place from Friday 2nd February to Saturday 16th March.

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