Yoann Maestri, the former captain of the Blues (34 years old, 65 selections), had not ruled out the idea of prolonging the pleasure in Japan. Before the last game of French Stadium last season, he announced that he did not want to do the season too much and a priori to turn the page on his career as a player rich in a rise with Toulonhis training club, two Brennus shields (2011 and 2012) and a European Cup (2010) with Toulouse Stadium. A club he left in 2018 for Parisian training.
Maestri had nevertheless mentioned the possibility of a last freelance in Japan. “It would be an opportunity to discover another culture, go alone and confront myself with a totally different life”,he told the team. The 2nd line stuck to it and joined the Shokki Shuttles club. Retirement will wait a bit.