The idea had been floating around in his head for several years. This time, Maxime Médard has decided. The back or winger of Stade Toulousain (35 years old) will end his career at the end of this season, as he indicated this Friday in a chidée video of just over 2 minutes, broadcast on his social networks.
On this one, the former international with 14 tries in 63 selections thanks his educators, the club’s volunteers, the supporters, his family, as well as “the staff and teammates who allowed me to touch the stars on several occasions”.
Five Shields and three European Cups
After starting at Blagnac, Médard has played his entire professional career in Toulouse since 2004, winning five Shields of Brennus (2008, 2011, 2012, 2019 and 2021) as well as three European Cups (2005, 2010, 2021). ). While waiting perhaps for one or two final trophies, since the Red and Black are still in contention in the Top 14 as in the Champions Cup.
In the France team, where he will have evolved from 2008 to 2019, the man with the sideburns will have notably reached the final of the 2011 World Cup, lost not without regret against the All Blacks (8-7). At the end of the season, Médard will start “another chapter, on other grounds”. In particular, he has invested in several companies linked to sport.