Gabin Villière, from Vire to the XV of France with winged teeth

PORTRAIT – The young Toulon winger was still evolving in 3e division a year and a half ago. An atypical course for a late revelation. Discovery.

Spotting the new French rugby prodigy on the pitch is easy. It is this player who wears a petulant red helmet. Following him with the eyes, however, quickly makes you dizzy. Because Gabin Villiere is not the type to quietly wait on his wing for his partners to pass the ball to him. No, it is rather the style (claimed) free electron, to be proposed to the four corners of green rectangle. Hyperactive and fearless despite an average size (1.84 m; 88 kg) in modern rugby. A total commitment that quickly made him one of the darlings of Toulon supporters, where he landed in the summer of 2019.

“I know, it’s rare, smiles the 25-year-old Norman. But already in Vire (his first club, Editor’s note), when i was playing scrum half, i loved tackling, fighting in regroups to scratch balls. I like that, the shadow work of the forwards. It’s the kind of thing you don’t see very much in wingers but I, even if I’m not very strong, I like

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