“You will be a man my son” … this poem of Rudyard Kipling could have been written by Emile to Romain in a great impulse of transmission father/son that the former international Stade Toulousain obviously does not deny. But more than pushing the offspring into the rugby bath, exposing him unnecessarily to the pressure or inquisitive gaze of the master he has always been.
He merely accompanied him. For having seen the two phenomena work together very early, Guy Novès is well placed to judge their complementarity. “Emile did so much and proved things on a rugby pitch that he did not experience the outbreak of his son by proxy.”
This is usually the risk in the father-son relationship, which can hinder the development of The child Emile has always been close and attentive, ready to teach the right attitudes, constantly exemplary I remember the sessions they both did, Emile recovering the balloons that Romain sent him … like a transmission.
” Since the U20 France team, David Darricarrère has been able to observe the same harmonious relationship, obviously essential in the success of Romain: “If sometimes the filiation is a handicap because it can restrain the blooming of a child, it was all the contrary with the Ntamack who have created a balanced relationship that has never harmed the development of Roman. The pressure he has suffered has always been positive and has never harmed, quite the contrary.
Remained close to the State family, Vincent Clerc was with Emile during the debut of Romain in the tournament against Wales, “and the most stressed was not on the field …” (laughs). He was in the stands and was burning from within the Ntamack fire.
“If you can meet Triumph after Defeat when all others will lose it, then Kings and Victory will forever be your submissive slaves, And that is much better than Kings and Glory. You will be a man my son.