LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Tuesday 19 April

Anthony Briançon must return to competition against Rodez (photo Anthony Maurin)

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

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Briançon back in action against Rodez. If he is well in the group tonight in Normandy and for the third time in a row (after Niort and Sochaux), unless there is a match, Anthony Briançon will not be allowed to participate in the match against Quevilly-Rouen. Yesterday Nicolas Usaï spoke at a pre-match press conference about the return to competition of his central defender. † We had checked a match on the calendar for a long time to play Anthony again, in consultation with the player and the medical staff. This match is the one against Rodez (which will be played at the Costières stadium on Saturday, editor’s note)† We don’t want to cut spending.” explained Nicolas Usaï, the coach of Nîmes. Anthony Briançon, who has not played since 4 April 2021, has a good chance of returning to competition against the RAF alongside former Nîmes Clément Depres, Lucas Buades and Adilson Malanda.

Gauthier Gallon in the Olympique jersey of Nîmes in 2016 against Lens (photo maxppp)

Gallon back in Nimes? No, the former crocodile will not use the summer transfer window to rest his luggage at Costières stadium. But during an interview conducted by the site sofoot.comhe spoke about his stint in Nîmes and his missed return in 2019: “I had the chance to return to Nimes, which had moved up to L1 in the meantime, Paul Bernardoni had to go back to Bordeaux to start there. I sign this contract, they sell me a lot of things and Paul finally stays in Nimes. I didn’t agree to be number 2 even in L1. When I had the ESTAC approach, I immediately spun. We were L2 champions when Nîmes went down. It’s a bit like fate…” The one who was then trained in NO and wore the jersey of the first team (2015-17 in competition with Mathieu Michel) spoke of the possibility of a return to the Gard: “Is it over with Nimes? I don’t know, maybe I’ll finish my career at home quietly. We talk a lot about the club and follow the news with Renaud (Ripart). When we’re gone, we watch their game on Saturday night. This is our city, our heart. † This possible return to basics is irrelevant at the moment because with the good performances he is doing in Ligue 1 he has no reason to play maintenance in Ligue 2.


The Camargue Tournament is coming. On Saturday, April 23, the Nicolas-Kaufmann Stadium and the Domaine de la Bastide will host the first edition of the Tournoi de Camargue. This event will bring together more than 700 rugby players and about fifteen clubs. During this meeting, organized by the RCN, three challenges will be brought into play: on the Bastide there are the “Rabes” Challenges for children under 8 years and the “Gagnière” for children under 10 years. Finally in the Kaufmann stadium the “Bantchik” challenge for children under 12 years old. Among the clubs present we find the Gardois of RC Les Angles, Marguerittes, RC Cévenol, Bagnols-sur-Cèze and of course the RCN. But top 14 clubs will also be represented, such as Montpellier and Toulon. Admission is free and catering is available at both locations.

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The Centurions are in top form (photo Les Centurions – Facebook)

The ruthless centurions† The Nîmes are absolutely unbeatable in the group of 3 of the conference B of the third division. On the seventh day they measured the canons of Toulon. The first period was dominated by de Gardois, who led 23-0 at halftime. The rest was less easy for the Centurions, as the Varois were more likely to return to four lengths. In the end, the Nîmes won 23-19 to win their sixth win and as many games. They will, of course, remain group leaders for the Aigles Rouges de Nice (five wins and one defeat) who will be their next opponent on Sunday, April 24 at the Nicolas-Kaufmann stadium.