Luc Touraine, a former player from Carcassonne, Limousine and Villefranche de Roergues, talks about his beginnings and life in Australia.
Can you introduce yourself, Loic?
Loïc Taurin, 28, second line or center.
Halfway through the season with Villefranche-de-Rouergue, I went to Australia. Why this choice?
I left because I had a chance to play in Australia and I couldn’t turn it down.
For which club do you play and at what level?
I play for Moranbah Miners in Queensland. The level is just below the Queensland Cup.
Are you playing with former Ligue 1 players or will you be facing them?
Yes, I will be playing against my former teammate and friend Sam Johnston and one of my coaches, Justin Mackay, who played at Limoux.
You just played your first game. Tell us about your experience, and what difference did you find with rugby league?
It’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to play a game so much, but here rugby league is really cultural and the atmosphere of the stadium can make you want to play. The biggest difference is, I would say, it’s more aggressive than it is in France.
How has your life been since you were in Australia?
I work in a bar with my girlfriend and my schedules are arranged according to training and matches.
How long do you plan to stay there?
Once the season naturally ends we plan to enjoy and discover Australia so I don’t know yet how long I will be staying in Australia.
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