LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for next Wednesday March 16

Like every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essence of Gard sports news in a few pieces of information.

Olympic Nmes

“He’s a boy we miss.” Yesterday evening, “for the first time I was a bit upset”, confided Nicolas Usaï after the Crocos’ 2-1 defeat to Auxerre. Also today, the coach planned to pull his players’ belts up after another lack of consistency witnessed last night. Some would rather shine individually than collectively. This season we have often pointed out the lack of character of this team. After this twelfth setback, Nicolas Usaï ended his speech to the journalists by pointing out the captain’s absence. “You had yesterday (in a pre-match press conference, editor’s note) the player we miss. It’s Anthony Briancon. † The defender had surgery on his left knee at the start of the season and has not been on the field since April 2021. “He represents everything I expect from a player in his attitude, his words, his goodwill and his ability to fight.”Nîmes coach continued before ending: “I hope with all my heart that we will get it back because it lacks an extra soul. It is really the symbol of the values ​​of Nîmes Olympique. He is a boy we miss on the pitch. » Note that Antoine Valerio and Patrick Burner will undergo an MRI tomorrow to find out the severity of their injuries after coming out against the Burgundians.


Mathieu Salou would have playing time on Friday in a friendly against Morocco (Photo USAM)

A friendly against Morocco† This Friday at 5.30 pm USAM will host Morocco in Parnassus in a friendly match. The Moroccan squad is currently gathering in Istres to prepare for the African Cup of Nations, which will host from June 22 to July 2. Three confrontations are planned against Istres, Aix and thus the the green team† It is a Nîmes team that consists of 90% young players who should be presented. Sanad (Egypt) and Desbonnet, with France, are in the selection. Rebichon, Nyateu, Gallego and Jakobsen are sick (flu). The infirmary still has Hesham, Tobie, Guigou, a victim of groin pain and Tesio. As he was about to return, the winger will be out again because he tore his cruciate ligaments. After Saturday’s precious victory in Saint-Raphaël (31-32), eleven Usamists, including eight professionals, were present this morning to train in the Camargue gymnasium. We found Paul, Minel, Dupuy, Acquevillo, Yasuhira, M. Salou, Poyet and Rémi Salou. After a long period of absence, the spindle has resumed collective training for a few days.


Simbeu and the RCN players are in the halls on Saturday (photo Corentin Corger)

The RCN in the halls. Rugby Club Nîmes players will be in the halls of Nîmes on Saturday 19 March from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to meet the exhibitors and their customers. The aim is to promote the practice of rugby and the match Nîmes – Marmande, which will be played at the Kaufmann Stadium on Saturday 2 April at 6.30 pm. Seats for this meeting will be distributed and Simbeu, the club’s mascot, will stroll through the aisles of the halls and participate in the closing aperitif. In the evening, from 7 pm, the same players meet rugby fans in Drop to support the XV of France in a friendly atmosphere on their way to the Grand Slam against the XV of the Rose.


Members of TC Hauts de Nîmes visited Roland-Garros (photo TC Hauts de Nîmes)

The TCHN in Paris† The Hauts de Nîmes Tennis Club has launched a project to introduce democracy to its young members. The first part of this project was carried out a few days ago with a stay in Paris. The inhabitants of Nîmes were able to visit the parliament before going to the mythical courts of Roland-Garros, in the presence of Roxana Maracineanu, the deputy minister of sports. The second part of the project will bring young athletes to the Regional Council of Occitanie, the General Council of Gard, the Prefecture and the Town Hall of Nîmes, among others.