Alex Tulou is a name probably unknown to most, but from what I’ve read and what can be seen in this clip, we’ll no doubt be seeing more of the big Bourgoin loose forward in the not too distant future.
This clip is a pretty short one, but it needs to be seen as the impact of the hit on French hooker Dimitri Szarzewski is absolutely massive. Tulou was playing in his first Top 14 game for his new club, having only be signed this year.
He’s played for Wellington, Taranaki, and the Hurricanes in New Zealand and has been an impressive junior grade player. He’s still only 23 and weighs well over 110kg’s, while he can get around the park at quite some speed and impact, as you’ll see here in Bourgoin’s game against Stade Francais.
Bourgoin lost the game heavily though, going down 43-12 to a far more powerful side. Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika got his reign underway in style with the convincing win. Hooker Szarzewski, despite taking this massive knock, scored a try, as did the newly mohawked centre Mathieu Bastareaud.
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