Discover in advance the probable compositions for the 26th day of Pro D2, which begins tonight with the match between Béziers and Oyonnax and continues until this Friday night and the match between Aurillac and Mont-de-Marsan.
Colomiers – Narbonne
Colomiers’ likely starting XV: 15. Girard; 14. Rokoduguni, 13. Campagnaro, 12. Deysel, 11. Saurs; 10. Javaux, 9. Seguela; 7. Ponpon, 8. Lescure, 6. Coletta (ch.); 5. Ricard, 4. Thomas; 3. Pirlet, 2. Saaidia, 1. Dubois.
Replacements: 16. Elliot, 17. Djehi, 18. Granouillet, 19. Chateau, 20. Nicot, 21. Gori, 22. Palisson, 23. Sheklashvili.
Nursing : Following his knee injury, Yann Peysson had the misfortune to twist his ankle with the contenders. Still in the back row, Romain Bézian is unlikely to return for the season after a complication during his knee operation. Pierre-Samuel Pacheco will resume contact next week. Edoardo Gori has returned from his concussion while Johan Deysel has recovered. Aldric Lescure continues with a second game sheet after his absence of five months.
The probable starting XV of Narbonne: 15. Ducom; 14. E. Ducom, 13. Nueno, 12. Lebraud, 11. Namy ; 10. Pialot, 9. Chaput; 7. Belzons, 8. Axtens, 6. Madaule (ch.) ; 5. Kbaier, 4. Square ; 3. Loudet, 2. Rocher, 1. Martinez.
Replacements: 16. Vaca, 17. Abadie, 18. Fortuin, 19. Caffo, 20. Nueva, 21. Méret, 22. Maraku, 23. Cotet.
Nursing : blow on the back Pierre-Hugo Ducom gives way to his brother. Etienne Ducom will therefore return to the pitch at Colomiers after more than seven months of absence due to an ankle injury. More fear than harm for the second row Fortuin (hit on the shoulder against Béziers) who is now back on the substitute bench. Also note the return of Carl Axtens. Meanwhile, Dennis Visser is still out (calf), as is Saia Fekitoa, Kimami Sitauti, Pierre Justes, Save Totovosau, Mohamed Boughanmi, Geoffrey Moise and Théo Castinel.
Bayonne – Bourg-en-Bresse
Bayonne’s probable starting XV: 15. German; 14. Duhau, 13. Maqala, 12. Toeava, 11. Baget; 10. Lafage, 9. Rouet or Zabalza; 7. Heguy, 8. Taofifenua, 6. Usorraga; 5. Mikautadze, 4. Marchois; 3. Tchelidze, 2. Delonca or Ulugia, 1. Perchaud.
Replacements: 16. Ulugia or Ortolan, 17. Cormenier, 18. Luamanu, 19. Hourcade, 20. Zabalza ou Venter, 21. Ordas, 22. Lestrade, 23. Mousset.
Nursing : Tevita Tatafu (torn internal collateral ligament of the knee) has finished his season. Like Théo Costosseque (low back pain) and Peyo Muscarditz (ankle). Chris Talakai (sprained elbow) will remain out for two to three weeks. Jean Monribot (cervical) is absent for a week. Mickaël Ruru will be operational in eight days. Guillaume Rouet (concussion) and Maxime Delonca (blow to the head) are not sure.
Bourg-en-Bresse’s likely starting XV: 15. Meliande; 14. De Fleurian, 13. Badet, 12. Hingano, 11. Dupont; 10. Viard, 9. Faure; 7. Baradel (cap.), 8. Benoît, 6. Darlet; 5. Veyret, 4. Flowers; 3. De Clercq, 2. Anga Aelangi, 1. Kapanadze
Replacements: 16. Jullien, 17. Martin, 18. Antonescu, 19. Seuvou, 20. Furno, 21. Graulle, 22. Doy, 23. Harmse.
Nursing : another hit with a biceps tendon rupture for Quentin Drancourt. Adding to the injured list are: Damian Arias (knee), Franjo Bordewie (sprain), Matt Beukeboom (shoulder), Adrien Buatier (ankle, season ended), TJ Ioane (crutch), Dimitri Jean-Étienne (malleolus, season ended) ) and Théo William (arch of the foot), Titouan Guilon (knee, season ended) and Audrey Soubeyrand (knee). Lucas Lyons (knee) and Florent Campeggia (calf) are preserved.
Grenoble – Montauban
Grenoble’s likely starting XV: 15. Capuozzo; 14. Qadiri, 13. Seguret, 12. Ba. Ezcurra, 11 Dupont; 10. Barthelemy, 9. Fe. Ezcurra; 7. Blanc-Mappaz (ch.), 8. Muarua, 6. Halaifonua; 5. Vigne, 4. Lainault; 3. Kaikatsishvili, 2. Gimenez, 1. Zhvania.
substitutes : 16. Orioli, 17. Gauthier, 18. Madeira, 19. Schoeman, 20. Escande, 21. Manu, 22. Farnoux, 23. Aptsiauri
Nursing : The main information concerns Jean-Charles Orioli, as the hooker makes his first appearance in the group this season, following his Achilles tendon injury in preparation. Furthermore, captain Steeve Blanc-Mappaz has just found the armband and a starting spot in the Grenoble back row. Regarding Antonin Berruyer (ankle) and Thibaut Martel (knee), we will still have to wait to see them in 23.
Montauban’s likely starting XV: 15. Tuculet; 14. Matawalu, 13. Mathy, 12. Tupuola, 11. Vici; 10. Bosviel, 9. Stirzaker; 7. Munoz, 8. Meafua, 6. Quercy (chap.); 5. Malafosse, 4. Uanivi; 3. C. Vaotoa, 2. Feltrin, 1. Agnesi
Replacements: 16. Firmin, 17. Tufele, 18. Paulino, 19. Pueyo, 20. Delord, 21. Pourteau, 22. Le Gall, 23. Burduli.
Provence Rugby – Vannes
Probable Provence Rugby starting XV: 15. Masip; 14. Sau, 13. Bush, 12. Marrou, 11. Bly; 10. Bezy, 9. Ruru; 8. Viiga (ch.), 7. Annetta, 6. Mousties; 5. Flanquart, 4. Dufour; 3. Lolohea, 2. Kessler, 1. Wegrzyn.
substitutes : 16. Jammes, 17. Toth, 18. Malet, 19. Witt, 20. Bau, 21. Selponi, 22. Betham, 23. Tagi.
Nursing : the Second row Hans Nkinsi is still injured and will not be in the group tonight against Vannes. Just like central defender Théo Bélan, he is also absent in Grenoble and has yet to miss this duel. On the other hand, the coaching staff registers with satisfaction the return of the third line Charles Malet. An undeniable additional advantage for Black at the start of this final sprint that could see them enter the final stages for the first time in their history.
Vannes’ starting XV: 15. Abendañon; 14. Dridi, 13. Freitas, 12. Rabut, 11. Duplenne; 10. Hilsenbeck, 9. Paige; 7. Gorrissen, 8. J. Edwards (ch.), 6. Picault; 5. Brands, 4. Leroux; 3. Ah Thou, 2. Léafa, 1. Bordelai.
Replacements: 16. Suta, 17. Bordelai, 18. Johnson, 19. M. Edwards, 20. Bazin, 21. Pagès, 22 Floch, 23. Tafili.
Infirmary: Of the group that was defeated by Rouen in the last act, only four players regain their starting place: Nick Abendanon, Erwan Dridi, Christopher Hilsenbeck and Patrick Léafa. Another four go from the field to the bench: Ewan Johnson, Myles Edwards, Grégoire Bazin and Pierre Pagès. Six players are called up for the cause: Nicolas Freitas, Maëlan Rabut, Gwenaël Duplenne, Wandrille Picault, Eric Marks, Rodney Ah You, while Rodrigo Bruni, Matthys Gratien, Jérémie Abiven, Ambrose Curtis are on rest.
Agen – Rouen
Agen’s starting XV: 15. Tolot; 14. Rokoduru, 13. Sloan, 12. Ramoka, 11. Railevu; 10. Lagarde, 9. Takulua; 7. Farré (ch.), 8. Devergie, 6. Lokotui; 5. Demotte, 4. Maravat; 3. Ryan, 2. Zarantonello, 1. Screenplay.
Replacements: 16. Barka, 17. Lombard-Buret, 18. Farrance, 19. Vernet, 20. Duputs, 21. Graou, 22. Gerber, 23. Desmaison.
Nursing : the infirmary is almost empty on the SU Agen side. Apart from the four long-term injuries (Iban Etcheverry, Jean-Marcellin Buttin, Laurence Pearce and Jessy Jegerlehner), no players are injured. Malino Vanaï is slowly recovering from his knee injury in Aurillac. Long-uncertain Ditto, Loris Tolot, Clement Martinez and Thomas Vincent can all apply. Only Mathieu Lamoulie, victim of a K.-O. in Montauban, he will have to respect a strike of three weeks. He will restart against Nevers, at home.
The initial XV of Rouen: 15. Lidon (chap.); 14. Tuatagaloa, 13. Lafond, 12. Luatua, 11. Megdoud; 10. Waite, 9. Baska; 7. Costa, 8. Mapapalangi, 6. Maximino; 5. Kerry, 4. Leleu; 3. H. N’Diaye, 2. Ngauamo, 1. Asieshvili.
Replacements: 16. Lesueur, 17. Fournier, 18. Giraud, 19. W. N’Diaye, 20. Lezat, 21. Peleseuma, 22. Surano, 23. Tsoporashvili.
Nursing : Rouen has not lost a new player, at least for long periods. We still saw center John Thomas Jackson limping a lot, which doesn’t bode well for the end of the season and prop Dylan Jacquot blocked from the neck, who shouldn’t be in Agen this time. Always stay aside, forwards Tiené Burger, Fabien Dorey, Psalm Wooching. And across the field, three quarters, Taylor Gontineac, Erwan Nicolas and still Shane O’Leary.
Nevers – Carcassonne
The initial XV of Nevers: 15.Jaminet; 14. Camou, 13. Silago, 12. Derrieux, 11. Blanc; 10. Reynolds, 9. Cazenave; 7. Kazubek, 8. Adendorff, 6. Plataret; 5. Fabrègue, 4. Ceyte (or Bradshaw); 3. Mudariki, 2. Tarrit (ch.), 1. Curie.
Replacements: 16. Hamel, 17. Kitutu, 18. Bradshaw (or Ceyte), 19. Fraser, 20. Bastide (or Rorke, or Ménoret), 21. Manevy, 22. Bonvalot, 23. Kharaishvili.
Nursing : touched in Aurillac, left prop Tornike Mataradze is saved. Hooker Janick Tarrit, who came into play at Cantal, is back as starter and captain. The infirmary continues to empty out; Thomas Ceyte returns to the second line after two months of absence, while Aviata Silago and Romaric Camou reappear in the three-quarter line, in care since matchdays 23 and 21 respectively. Wing three-quarters Christian Ambadiang should be running in two to three weeks.
The initial XV of Carcassonne: 15. Giannet; 14. Dulon, 13. Vaitulukina, 12. Martocq, 11. Tui; 10. Mc Philips, 9. Marked; 7. Huguet, 8. Agaba, 6. Doumenc (ch.); 5. Landman, 4. Van Der Merwe; 3. Boyadjis, 2. Castant, 1. Futeu.
Replacements: 16. Amrouni, 17. Sauveterre, 18. Manchia, 19. Reynaud, 20. Anon, 21. Jazeix, 22. Mouchous, 23. Chance.
Nursing : USC received the qualification of Emmanuel Vaitulukina, the center of hopes of Usap, the medical joker of Jordan Puletua will evolve within the line of attack. For this trip, the management renews its confidence in the winning group of Colomiers. Depending on the weather conditions, the substitute bench could be made up of six forwards and two defenders.
Aurillac – Mont-de-Marsan
Aurillac’s starting XV: 15. Gogoladze; 14. Minguillon, 13. Niko, 12. Vaccaro, 11. Coertzen; 10. Palmier, 9. Hugo; 7. Roussel (ch.), 8. Tison, 6. Maituku; 5. Javajia, 4. Tivoli; 3. Daniel-Messein 2. Lachaud, 1. Planter.
Replacements: 16. Nioradze, 17. Royer, 18. Rolland, 19. Motoc, 20. Profit, 21. Delarue, 22. Neisen, 23. Seyrolles.
Nursing : Rhema Sagote (ankle), Pierre Le Huby (Achilles tendon), Steeve Moukete (knee) and Giorgi Tsutskiridze (knee) are out until the end of the season. Christa Powell (ankle) still has to wait a few days. Note the ankle injury earlier in the week to hooker Adrian Smith that should keep him off the court for a few days. On the other hand, prop Lucas Seyrolles and full-back Albert Valentin are back in training, and many youngsters are back in training. Some are likely to hit twenty-three quickly.
The initial XV of Mont-de-Marsan: 15. De Nardi; 14. Bento, 13. Goneva 12. Desaubiès 11. Sayerse; 10. Laousse-Azpiazu, 9. Doubrere; 6. Brethous, 8. Gouzou, 7. Wavrin (ch.); 5. Ostrikov, 4. Durand, 3. Masharachvili, 2. Dimcheff, 1. Bultel
Replacements: 16. Labouyrie 17. Berguet 18. Voss. 19. Garrault, 20. Coly, 21. Wakaya, 22. Naituvi, 23. Laval
Nursing : no change on the infirmary side of Mons compared to last week. Baptiste Hézard, Christophe Loustalot and Anthony Alves are not yet operational. José Luis González, Simon Renda and Willie Du Plessis finished the season. Lucas Mensa is awaiting his opinion from the Disciplinary Committee. We highlight the return of second row James Voss to the substitutes’ bench.