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La Bastide under the water. As for all the inhabitants of the Nîmes region, the end of the morning was very humid for the Crocodiles. A large amount of water fell on the Nîmes Olympique training center, canceling the work sessions that were planned. The players did not fail to immortalize the Bastide area under water in photos. In the video below, we see Martinez, Benrahou and Koné filmed by their partners trying to make their way through this torrent.
The Costières held up well. The venerable Nîmes stadium also found itself in the flood. The lawn has long been the weak point of the Crocodiles’ den but it seems that this time the drainage has done its job well. For the time being, there is no need to worry about the good performance of the match of the eighth day of Ligue 2 against Amiens, scheduled for this Saturday at 7 p.m. However, the weather forecast is for rain for Wednesday and that could be a game changer.
The Green team between the drops. Unlike their football counterparts, the Nîmes handball players were not too disturbed by the bad weather. Rather logical when you work in a gymnasium. The storm started around 11:30 am, when the USAM players were finishing their training. To take no risk, the usamist staff decided to cancel the session scheduled for this afternoon. As for the little Parnassus, which was used last year for the VIP after-matches, it was prepared to accommodate any motorists blocked by the rising waters on the nearby motorway.
Foursans-Bourdette glasses. Last season, Louis Foursans-Bourdette from Nîmes discovered the Top 14 (five appearances) and the European Cup (two matches) with Montpellier Hérault Rugby. Substitute on the first day of Top 14, he came into play in the 71e minute after Paillaugue’s knee injury. In Toulon, the 19-year-old boy offered the draw (24-24) to his team by passing a transformation at the last second. On the strength of this performance, the opening half trained at the RCN started out against Brive last Saturday. Author of four transformations and two penalties, he fully contributed to the success of his family against Corréziens (39-17). A good start for this young nugget before facing Toulouse, Saturday at 5 p.m., defending French champion, for the 3e Top 14 day.