Fourteenth place: Nigel Owens honored Jerome Kainu for “his last match in Toulouse”

Former international referee Nigel Owens has sent a wonderful message to future retired Jerome Keanu. (© Icon Sport)

Double “All Blacks” world champion, Jerome Keanu (38 years old, 81 caps), champion of France (2019) and now European champion with Toulouse stadiumIn a few weeks, the short tapes will be suspended. As late as possible, this is what Rouge et Noir players and supporters dream of Double European Cup / Fourteenth PlaceOn June 26th, at the Stade de France.

Nigel Owens: “a legendary player, but above all, a wonderful human being”

This Saturday, May 29th, through the 25the day Top 14 Enter Toulouse And theASM, New Zealand’s third streak, Jerome Kainuu was playing “the last home game of his tremendous career,” as explained by his club, Tolussen Stadium, who nevertheless advanced slightly in direct qualification for the stadiums in the semi-finals, as it has not yet been calculated in terms of sport. acquired.

Anyway, on Twitter, the Red and black I posted a video in honor of “this great hero, with the extraordinary record” who will leave next June, at the age of 38 years.

However, Kaino will not leave the Pink City since thenIt will merge the Red and Black crew And they will take care of it Tasks of specific frontsAccompanied by Jean Boelho and Virgil Lacombe (Principal Specialist).

But on TwitterAnother prominent figure in the rugby world, the former Welsh referee in 100 international matches, Nigel Owens, Who retired last December, also sent a vibrant message to Jerome Kaino tweeting: “ A legendary player, but above all a wonderful human being. »

They crossed paths in the 2015 World Cup Final …

Remember Nigel Owens and Jerome Kaino have crossed paths 2015 World Cup Final At Twickenham, led by the Welsh referee and the All-Blacks won against the Wallabies (34-17):

“After the match, Senior Blacks player Jerome Keanu told me that he watched the documentary about my life the day before the match. He said he was very special and I should be very proud not only of what I did on the field but also off the field (Owens privately revealed his homosexuality. Nationality in May 2007 in Wells Sunday Columns, Editor’s Note) This encounter with this great player will be an engraved moment in my mind all my life, ”says Nigel Owens in The Welsh Federation websiteOn the occasion of his birthday 100e And the last international match (Record) France and Italy, who had also ruled with a golden whistle.

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