As every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essence of Gard sports news in a few pieces of information.
Bratveit, Ferhat and Sainte-Luce packages. Sparkling in Saturday’s victory at Le Havre (0-1) with 11 saves, Per Kristian Bratveit gave of himself. He hit the post quite violently on a masterfully diverted free kick at the end of the game. A crutch and a big pain that keeps the Norwegian goalkeeper from taking his place against Auxerre tomorrow (7 pm) for the 29and Day Ligue 2. After the resumption of training last week, Lucas Dias takes over. He has already made six appearances this season, four of which have been in the league. The success in Normandy has also left its mark on the field players. After receiving a blow to the shin, Zinedine Ferhat is forfeited for this encounter. Three players are still absent: Anthony Briançon, whose return to collective sessions could take place at the end of the month, Enzo Philibert, who returns on Friday from a week of rehabilitation in Cannes, and Mahamadou Doucouré, who is still undergoing treatment for pain in the knee. calf. After an injury last week, Sidy Sarr is back in the group in favor of Léon Delpech, again not detained. In defense it is Théo Sainte-Luce who is not called up due to residual muscle pain, so Patrick Burner is on the score sheet. The coach planned to announce his squad’s starting squad just two hours before kick-off after the chat. In the morning, the Crocos will stretch their legs at the Costières Stadium. “The active city walk is not the ideal place. I’d rather we stay in our sanctuary”explains Nicolas Usai.
The selected group: Dias, Nazih – Paquiez, Martinez, Ueda, Guessoum, Mbow, Sadzoute, Burner – Sarr, Fomba, Valerio, Ponceau, Cubas, Eliasson, Benrahou – Koné, Omarsson.
The likely eleven: Dias – Paquiez, Guessoum, Martinez (cap.), Sadzoute – Cubas, Fomba – Benrahou, Ponceau, Eliasson – Omarsson.
“No lack of respect for football”† If it is not yet certain to drive back the lawn at the end of the season, at least Anthony Briançon has a smile and is beginning to see the end of the tunnel. The Nimes Olympique captain, who was present before the press this morning, recalled that even if the Crocos are about to formalize their maintenance, all matches must be played thoroughly. “We are privileged! †, he stood on it. For the captain, if everyone will necessarily worry about their future in the coming weeks, “Football should not be respected”. To gauge the chances his partners have of being able to kick the ball, the 28-year-old defender shared his personal situation when he was off the field for nearly a year: “I’ve been through shit” (sic), I see the end. After all, playing is the most beautiful thing there is! † Hopefully this talk can serve as a lesson.
The RCN is the undisputed master of Pool 3 of the Federal 1† By beating Pamiers, their runner-up, 9-3, the Nîmes remain on a 13-game undefeated run for seven consecutive wins. Barring a disaster, the Gardois will finish at the top of the group and participate in the final stage (which will start at the level of the round of 16 for Nîmes) to designate the Federal 1 champion. The other good news is that Rugby Club Nîmes is guaranteed to compete in the National 2 next season, which will consist of two pools of 12 teams and will be the equivalent of the fourth national division. This new competition is taking shape little by little: Périgueux, Niort, Hyères-Carqueirane and Fleurance must be part of the adventure. But before thinking about that, Nîmes must conclude his group stage with matches against Castanet, Valence d’Agen, Marmande and Castelsarrasin.
Bonzi shines at Indian Wells† De Nimes Benjamin Bonzi (62and world player) qualified for the third round of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells (California) by dominating the Italian Lorenzo Sonego in two sets: 6-3 and 6-4. After a semi-final in Marseille, his first on the main circuit and his selection for the French team in the Davis Cup, de Gardois confirmed his good start to the year. But the new French international will not have it easy tonight (1h) in the fourth round against Jannik Sinner, 10and global player. A performance against this formidable Italian would see Benjamin Bonzi face the winner of the match between Australian Kyrgios and Norwegian Ruud in the round of 16.