Isabelle Ithurburu, live trauma and enormous grief

Isabelle Ithurburu, live trauma and enormous grief

A fierce supporter of the Paloise Section, Isabelle Ithurburu has painful memories of the epilogue of the 2005-06 season.

Having become one of the emblematic faces of TF1 last summer by taking over the helm of 50’Inside where she succeeded Nikos Aliagas, Isabelle Ithurburu nonetheless still follows rugby news with passion, and not just rugby. The french team. The former presenter of Canal Rugby Club remains addicted to the Top 14 and can now freely get excited about the Section Paloise, the club of her heart.

Questioned in the columns of Sports Dailythe host spoke of her passion for the Béarnais club. “I really fell in love with rugby because the Section gave me more emotions. I liked the game and the aesthetics,” she confided, comparing with her report to Elan Béarnais, the other local pride: « I can go to see basketball matches, but when the team is in difficulty I don’t go while a Section even in difficulty I remain a fierce supporter.

“I have a big trauma from the descent”

This love of the Paloise Section has also caused him some very painful moments, like the conclusion of the 2005-06 season. “I have a big trauma from the descent in 2005/2006. We were in the fight with Bayonne and Montpellier. The penultimate match, I broke down. At the last moment, I took my little Smart and went to support them in Montpellier, she remembered. I followed the last day on the radio, there was a crossover, it was horrible. It’s the last chance match against Castres (25-27). At the end of the match, we only needed one try to keep us going, Lionel Beauxis crashed and attempted a drop while there was a surplus. Finally, it is Bayonne which remains with three points in advance. »

Two years ago, on the other hand, the scenario was favorable to the Section. “Two years ago during multi rugby, they escaped on the last day, I shed my little tear. Two minutes before, we were going down and this time the last minutes were favorable to us”, she said again, hoping to see the Section Paloise secure its place in the Top 6 this season. Long in the fight for the podium, the Section is currently in eighth place, one point behind fifth place.

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