November 29, 2021

LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Friday, October 22

Like every day, from Monday to Friday, discover the essentials of the Gard sport news for this Friday, October 22.

Olympic Nimes

Without Bratveit, Fomba very uncertain. For the trip to Brittany, Pascal Plancque can count on the returns of Cubas and Koné, back from suspension. In contrast, the coach lost Martinez for at least three weeks due to a calf injury. “A player is also weakened when it does not win, there is more stress, somewhere it weakens the physique of the players”, assures Pascal Plancque. The Bratveit goalkeeper is forfeited for a period of between two and three weeks. He had a CT arthrography which revealed a small inflammation in the knee requiring an infiltration then rest and rehabilitation. Dias will therefore have a second consecutive tenure. Fomba is not yet fully recovered from his adductor injury, “the tendency is that he is not traveling”, said his coach before training this afternoon.

The probable group: Dias, Nazih – Burner, Paquiez, Ueda, Guessoum, Sainte-Luce, Philibert – Cubas, Ponceau, Delpech, Valerio, Benrahou, Ferhat, Eliasson – Koné, Omarsson, Aribi.

The probable eleven: Dias – Burner, Guessoum, Ueda, Sainte-Luce – Cubas – Benrahou, Delpech, Ponceau, Ferhat – Koné.

“Not completely harmless”. Before taking the plane tomorrow morning to Guingamp, to face the EAG at 7 p.m. as part of the 13e Ligue 2 day, Pascal Plancque, Nîmes Olympique coach, spoke at a press conference (see video above). The coach spoke about the indictment of his midfielder Sidy Sarr. “This only reinforces the idea that Sidy does not do everything it takes to be successful in his profession. It is not completely trivial, he must make sure he does not find himself in situations that can confusing. It’s a big waste for him and we don’t need that right now. It gives the club a bad image. “, he first reacted with mentioning the player’s sporting situation. “His level of performance is largely insufficient compared to his potential. He is often injured, we can ask questions about his lifestyle. If he is physically well, he has nothing to do in Ligue 2, he’s a very good player. “ Pascal Plancque spoke with the player, “like a daddy with his son” but he did not discuss this affair with the group. “The club considered it a private matter for the moment. He has a good background, he is a good guy, well regarded within the group”, he concluded. The Senegalese international resumed training yesterday afternoon by training separately with physical trainer Aurélien Boche.

Alès Olympique in Cévennes

Stéphane Saurat is wary before facing Aigues-Mortes (Photo OG)

The Aigues-Mortais challenge. While he has just achieved a four in a row which allows him to occupy first place in the National 3 championship, Olympique d’Alès en Cévennes (1st, 12 pts) moves to Aigues-Mortes (5th, 8 pts) this Sunday, at 3 p.m. Two years ago, the last confrontation between the two Gard clubs turned to the advantage of Les Saliniers (3-1). Also, the Aigues-Mortais are unbeaten in the league this season (2 wins and 2 draws), and “could even be second if they win their match late”, notes Stéphane Saurat, the Cévennes coach. Before observing: “It is a team which, in nine games since the start of the season (Coupe de France and friendly matches included), has not conceded a single goal. That is to say the challenge that awaits us!”.

Six potential absentees. If Stéphane Saurat perceives the trip to Aigues-Mortes as a “challenge” for his family, it is all the more so as the infirmary is always well stocked in the Cévennes. Injured to the adductor in the Coupe de France in Mende, Aloïs Chabassut had missed the victory of his team at home against Balma on October 9. But the right-back made his return to the group and even played a few minutes this weekend against Cugnaux. This is not the case with Melvyn Ritas, still in care after her summer meniscus operation, or Laley Fofana, left with an injury at the end of the match against Balma and still on the flank. Victim of a sprained ankle earlier this month, winger Zakariaa Saoudi has resumed the race. Just like Aïssam Fadil, Yann Djabou and Jordan Aidoud, all three absent for several weeks due to muscle glitches. “We are not the only ones affected. A lot of clubs have the same problem, including the pros”, made appreciate the coach of the OAC, who partly attributes these injuries “to the last two seasons truncated”. Regarding the other N3 matches, Beaucaire welcomes Alberes / Argeles this Saturday at 7 p.m. and Nîmes II moves to the field of the Rodez reserve on Sunday at 3 p.m.

USAM Nimes Gard

Benjamin Gallego returns to face Toulouse (Photo Anthony Maurin)

Gallego back. Tomorrow at 8 p.m., USAM receives Toulouse for the 7th day of Starligue. After the returns of Minel and Hesham during the success on Tuesday in North Macedonia against Eurofarm Pelister (21-26), it is Gallego who is again present in the group of 16 players selected to face the formation of Haute-Garonne, last of the standings with only one victory on the clock. But for Franck Maurice, this match remains a shock against a team also qualified in the EHF European League: “Often the shocks in Occitania, it tells you who will be European. Winning the Occitanie derbies is often a sign of a good place in the standings”, assures the Nîmes coach.

The selected group: Desbonnet, Paul; Jakobsen, Poyet, Gallego, Dupuy, Derisbourg, Hesham, Acquevillo, Tobie, M. Salou, Sanad, Rebichon, Guigou, Gibernon, Minel.

Rugby Club Nîmes

It is officially this evening that the president Olivier Bonné will leave the presidency of the Rugby Club Nîmois (Photo Corentin Corger)

End clap for Bonné. This evening, the general assembly of the Rugby Club Nîmois is held, may be very emotional. After almost ten years as president of the club, Olivier Bonné will officially leave his post. A mandate marked by the sporting and above all financial recovery of the club. On his arrival, the RCN was downgraded to Federal 3 and has now moved up to Federal 1. On the economic front, Olivier Bonné has worked to pay off the debt of € 650,000, which has now been settled. In deficit in 2013, the club now has equity to the tune of € 400,000 and a budget of € 1.4 million. “We went from 60 to 180 partners and from three to 34 employees”, also recalled the soon-to-be ex-president when he announced his departure last June. During this general assembly, it is Steeve Calligaro, until now vice-president, who should logically be named new president of the RCN. Apart from him, no other presidential candidate has yet shown his intentions.

Travel to Mazamet. After resuming its march before last Sunday by strangling Lavaur (56-12) at home, Nîmes moves this Sunday (3:30 pm) to Mazamet, ninth in this pool 3 of Fédérale 1. A match within the reach of the Nîmes leader. Still deprived of Darmon and Robbe, the RCN can count on an efficient three-quarter line with Roucoux, R. Pichard, Mazet and Roucairol. The hinge formed by Debladis and D. Pichard is renewed. Finally, it is the child of the Arthur Vernier club who will wear the captain’s armband again.

Starting XV: Nouri, A.Nierat, Oliver – Gonzalez, Gely – Vernier (cap.), Barnerias, Sparano – D. Pichard, Debladis – Roucoux, R.Pichard, Mazet, Roucairol – Roche. Alternates: Benyachou, Duprat, Luez, Roca, Guillimin, B. Nierat, Valderrama, Ciccioli.