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No fewer than 700 rugby-loving students took to the field at Marcoussis on 21 and 22 April and at the Stade Jean-Bouin on 23 April.

As has been the tradition since 2001, all the top schools were present: besides NEOMA, AUDENCIA, EM Lyon, ESCP, ESSEC, ENSAM, Dauphine, HEC, Grenoble EM, Polytechnique, Saint-Cyr, et Sciences Po Paris Supaéro. The University of Kent was also a special guest.

This event, organised by the students of NEOMA’s Top Eight association, was an incredible experience for each and every one of them. “I learnt a lot about myself and how to work with a team, but also with professionals,” explains Axelle Phalippou, President of Top Eight.

Victory for the HEC women’s rugby team (FHR) at the Jean Bouin stadium, 23 April 2023.

stage Jean Bouin- avril 2023

At the Stade Jean-Bouin, the Kedge Bordeaux team (Les XV du Poussin) won the men’s Top Eight final

Stade Jean Bouin - avril 2023

The Top Eight Tournament is an opportunity for students to meet partner companies in a dedicated corporate village. EY, historical partner, Margo Conseil, Yucatan, Société Générale and Serge Blanco (former rugby player turned businessman) were present for this 22nd edition.

Top Eight 23 Village entreprises NEOMA
Top Eight-NEOMA - Marcoussis 2023 - Village entreprises

A number of rugby stars came to encourage the young players at the Marcoussis centre. Like Fabien Pelous, who still holds the record for most appearances for the French national team.