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Bordeaux-Begles' ex-France No 8 Louis Picamoles said he wants to write another page in his rugby career with Saturday's Top 14 semi-final against former club Montpellier in Nice.
Picamoles, 36, joined Christophe Urios' side last season and will hang up his boots at the end of the campaign.
The two-time Top 14 winner with Toulouse made the last of his 82 Test appearances at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, during his second spell on the Mediterranean coast.
He departed for Stade Chaban-Delmas in March 2021 as medical cover after being told he could leave his contract early.
Match: Montpellier vs Bordeaux Begles
Match Details: Semi-Final
Date: June 19, 2022
Time: 12:35 AM (IST)
Venue: Allianz Riviera
The pinnacle prize in French Rugby, the sides will compete as much to display their club’s abilities to peak but to also underline the form of the French team’s across Europe. Winners of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, the trend has reinforced the feeling that ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup next year, the game in France is at its strongest in a generation.
After a week off, table-topping Castres and Montpellier will feel the weight of expectation on them. Whereas Toulouse and the Bordeaux Begles may just as well ‘throw everything at it’ to reach the 123rd French rugby competition final. So the obvious pressure is there, as it will be over in England for the Premiership final, and down in New Zealand for the Super Rugby Pacific grand final.