His idol, his finest good friend, a soccer fan … right here is Ange Capuozzo (Toulouse) in 8 anecdotes

Considerate boy, soccer fan, Ange Capuozzo instructed some nice anecdotes to Actu Rugby. (© CM for Actu Rugby)

Going through Pau, Ange Capuozzo had his first project with the Toulouse Stadium. A recreation through which he pulled himself out of the sport, even when collectively “there have been extra lows than highs”. On the time of rugby went to satisfy him. The calm and caring 23-year-old is again in his Pathand offers us manyanecdotes.

A toddler with a really quick character

Born in Grenoble in 1999, a Italian origins but in addition having a Malagasy paternal grandfather, Ange Capuozzo is a “very quick” child. “I wanted to specific myself bodily, to maneuver, to exit, get a breath of recent air, trip a motorbike, play soccer, make passes for rugby … I used to be very outside,” he tells us. His mother and father contributed to this. Between his 5-12 years, no TV. In brief, the console, removed from it, leaves room for broad open areas. And particularly along with his father. “I had the possibility to play quite a bit with him. In soccer, in boxing… he made me win, after all ”, he smiles at him.

His first sport? Judo. “To channel myself. I additionally appreciated having good contacts with different youngsters ”. He found rugby on the age of 6 and began within the U7 class on the US Deux-Ponts. Handyman, Ange assessments soccer, given the significance of this sport inside his household. “But it surely was unimaginable to do each. In the long run I used to be bitten by rugby as a baby, so I gave up on the oval ”. Shortly after he tried his hand at Burmese boxing for a yr and a half, but in addition in English boxing. “If you transfer up the ranks in rugby, it takes an excessive amount of time and vitality, so we needed to put all these actions apart.”

Dominici and Clerc made him dream younger

Rugby has been a ardour for Ange Capuozzo since childhood. His childhood idol of him. He says, with out pondering an excessive amount of: Christopher Dominici. “I cherished his model of him, I acknowledged myself in him along with his avoidance of rugby. He additionally had this grit, this anger, this further soul, and if you’re a spectator, that is essentially what you want. That glint in his eyes was one thing. I’ve at all times cherished this participant. ”

Being from Grenoble, the present Toulouse exterior additionally evokes the native Vincent Clerc. “I used to be a fan of him too. What number of occasions has he made me dream with these stunts with the XV of France? An awesome participant “.

As an adolescent, it was a South African who received him over: Gio Aplon. “She actually influenced me. Once I was little I at all times had a helmet, I took it off once I was 11-12 years previous. And when he arrived in Grenoble, I used to be a cadet, and I put my helmet again on simply to mimic him. I recognized with him, he had a sure magic, he shook each encounter “.

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He confronted Romain Ntamack in his youth

Ange Capuozzo provides us one other anecdote: younger, he confronted Romain Ntamack, his present teammate in Toulouse. It was throughout his 2nd match with FCG, close to Montpellier. “Roman was in entrance of us. I had met his father, Emile, is a sacred reminiscence. Sure, being within the pores and skin of the opponent, we had this picture of the large membership, an infinite energy. We had clearly misplaced. Stade Toulousain took a variety of semifinals or finals away from me (laughs). There was an excellent 99-2000 era, they received quite a bit ”, remembers the Italian worldwide (5 appearances).

The shoulders of Grenoble and the future Tolosain, Ange Capuozzo,
Ange Capuozzo could be very hooked up to his Italian origins. His first cloak dates again to March 2022. (© Icon Sport)

He’s a real soccer fan

If he gave precedence to rugby, Ange Capuozzo is anyway soccer fan, an important sport in his household. His favourite membership? the FC Napoli. Inevitably, when you’ve got a household of Neapolitan origins … “I like this membership, particularly by the legend of Diego Maradona,” he insists.

He admits that he’s following the outcomes of this workforce rigorously. “I noticed the European Cup match towards Liverpool the place he put 4. Final weekend I additionally noticed the match he received at Milan. They’re having an awesome begin to the season, however this season I did not actually imagine it ”. And in France? “Olympia of Marseille. I’ve this tradition for OM as a result of I’m a baby of the 2000s, ”he jokes.

Proud of the title of Italy in 2006

Your first nice soccer reminiscence? The 2006 World Cup. And if France misplaced on penalties, Ange Capuozzo was on his aspect fairly comfortable. The rationale ? The winner was none aside from Italy. “True, I used to be comfortable. I used to be 7 years previous. I believe I’ve additionally adopted the sector of winners a bit. I’ve an excellent reminiscence of it ”. Develop for us:

I keep in mind Quai Perrière in Grenoble. It’s the previous Italian quarter, it’s the assembly place of Italians in vital moments. When Italy was champion, it was completely invaded by the entire neighborhood, my father introduced it to me and I’ve a beautiful reminiscence of it. I’ve no drawback saying that I used to be comfortable that Italy was world champion in 2006.

Ange CapuozzoExterior of the Italian nationwide workforce of the Stade Toulousain

A really studious boy on the coaching middle

If he was a really quick little one, Ange Capuozzo instantly channeled himself. On the coaching middle in Grenoble, which he joined slightly late, he even had the label of the “calm” boy. “I used to be not the model to sneak on the wall. I’ve by no means been so studious in my life as I used to be at the moment. I used to be very cautious, “he admits.

The one who began as knowledgeable throughout the yr of Covid-19 admits that on the time it was “associated to private growth”. “I’ve learn quite a bit, I’ve realized to really feel higher, to really feel higher in my head, in my physique. I’ve skilled many issues like getting up very early (miraculous morning) ”. Simply 20 years previous …

A nod to Pau …

His first skilled match, Ange Capuozzo, performed someday in Could 2019. He remembers it with out batting a watch. “In Pau within the High 14”. A match the place he performs for about twenty minutes in … n ° 9. “That is the place I held in Espoirs”, he stated, earlier than specifying: “They’re 3/4 of the lineup. I performed 9, 10, winger and full-back between my 13 years and Espoirs ”.

Inevitably, taking part in this primary match with Grenoble, along with his coaching membership and the town the place he was born, is priceless for Ange. “I could not have requested for higher,” he says. “I used to be very impressed, I had the chance to be very nicely accompanied by the aged. I’ve reminiscences of nice discussions with Lucas Dupont, who helped me all week earlier than and on D-Day. If you find yourself younger and have such a membership icon taking care of us, this inevitably resonates. It was reassuring and it marked me. I hope to have the ability to discover myself on this state of affairs someday to assist the youthful ones ”. And he tells us one other anecdote: “My first skilled match was towards Pau, my first common match with Toulouse was in Pau. Nice reminiscences, besides the video games themselves. I misplaced them … “

The Italian nugget Ange Capuzzo, rookie of Toulouse, has already shown itself very at ease during the friendly against Toulon.
The Italian nugget Ange Capuzzo, rookie of Toulouse, has already proven itself very relaxed throughout the pleasant towards Toulon. But additionally within the High 14 towards Pau. (© Icon Sport)

He want to face his finest good friend on the 2023 World Cup

Sélectionné avec l’équipe d’Italie for the premiere fois en mars 2022, Ange Capuozzo at brillé et lorgne le Mondial 2023. “C’est l’abboutissement pour chaque joueur d’y participer au moins une fois”, souligne-t- they. His want is to “do it”, even when he doesn’t think about himself “an Italian government in any respect”.

2023 remains to be filled with symbols for him: the competitors is in France, Italy is within the Blues group and France-Italy is scheduled in Lyon, close to Grenoble, his hometown. “All these indicators, it is a dream”. And he confesses: “I pray with all my coronary heart that my finest good friend, Killian Geraci, with whom I grew up, with whom I additionally did elementary faculty. If we will do that competitors and compete towards one another, it could add magic to the occasion. This World Cup makes me dream.

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