Gregor Townsend, Stuart Grimes, Buzz Pontney, Sean Longstaff visit their former Thistle XV teammate Tom Smith
There were beautiful people, this Thursday, November 25, in Marmande. A handsome skewer of former Scottish internationals was on a spree at Tomato City, where they had come to meet their former captain and Former coach of US Bergerac and CA Perigueux, Tom Smith (61 caps). Later, his wife, Zoe, and Gregor Townsend (82 selections), accompanied by Stuart Grimes (71 selections), Buzz Pontney (31 selections), and Sean Longstaff (15 selections), have lunch at the Pleasure Wine Cellar. Taste.
It is the establishment’s manager, Pascal De Marco, who posted a photo of the ancient glory of the XV thistle on the cellar’s Facebook page. “Greg Townsend, who coaches the Scotland team, was in France to prepare world cup 2023, He went to Toulon and Marseille [où auront lieu des matchs de la compétition, NDLR] In recognition, and returning with his friends of the 1999 generation came to see his friend (the Scots’ 36 to 22 win against the Blues in the World Cup at the Stade de France). “Former column Tom Smith has actually been established in the area for a few years, specifies Pascal de Marco.
“We had a great time talking about rugby and gastronomy”, relates the owner of the establishment, who had a “good laugh” with the Scots despite a language barrier involving a rough pronunciation north of the wall. Hadrian. During more than two hours of his appearance at Marmande, Pascal de Marco was able to give him a taste of an Armagnac. “It was a good time with some good boys.”
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