Kevin Le Guen “From promise spoiled to revenge player”
The collaboration between Kevin Le Guen and ACTIVrep started back in 2015, right after he had joined Angoulême, in Fédérale 1.
After a quick experience among the U20 international group with whom he’ll take part in the World Cup in Argentina, Kevin is then author of very promising beginnings in Stade Rochelais, leading to a bright future among the French rugby elite.
At the time not mature enough and not very well supervised, he went down from TOP 14 to PRO D2 within two seasons, and eventually ended up in a club obliged to liquidate.
Following this unfortunate chapter in Périgueux, Kevin decided to put his rugby career on hold and to start working. It is then that Julien Lairle and SA XV gave him another chance.
Kevin carried out a conclusive season in Fédérale 1, and went back to professional level in 2016. Maxence then intervened as an intermediary between the club and the player in order to conclude a 3-year agreement including a TOP 14 release clause.
The player got used to professional level again and quickly established himself as the indisputable starter in Angoulême, then becoming the captain during season 2017/18. Throughout that same year, the agency was solicited several times by TOP 14 clubs willing to acquire Kevin’s services. Unfortunately, the talks never went anywhere.
Kevin started season 2018/19 more motivated than ever. He raised his own level, allowing him to be considered as one of the best hookers in PRO D2. As a consequence, many TOP 14 clubs called on Maxence’s services and Kevin was eventually enabled to join Racing 92 to pursue his career.
What do you retain from Maxence’s intermediation work and your relationship with him?
My relationship with Maxence is based on mutual trust.
For every negotiation with the clubs wishing to hire me, he has always played his role of intermediary with success.
Maxence constantly knew how to understand my expectations and respect my choices in order to communicate them to the clubs.
I have a total confidence in him, today I consider that our relationship goes beyond than the professional aspect.
What are your objectives for 2019?
My goal this season is to take my marks at Racing 92 and get the most out of playing time.
My last experience in TOP 14 goes back in 2010 with La Rochelle, since then the level has evolved a lot. I can’t wait to get back to TOP 14 this season and show what I can do.