When the Aviron Bayonnais tweet announcing the recruitment of Arthur Iturria fell on Thursday around 5:30 p.m., the ASM players were enjoying their day off. But before the communication from the Basque club fell, the captain had taken care to warn his partners by text message at the start of the afternoon. The surprise was still big in the Clermont locker room. When it resumed on Friday morning, Arthur Iturria took care to explain his choice. As he said on Thursday, the player spoke of a strong desire to return to his homeland. A respectable decision for its partners.