Massy and Biarritz will face each other at the opening of the 11th day of Pro D2, Carcassonne will go to Rouen in a match where the men of Christian Labit will have to garner a maximum of points for their maintenance. The clash of the day will oppose Agen and Oyonnax on Friday at 9 p.m.
Massy – Biarritz
The probable starting XV of Massy 15. Studded; 14. Dit-Robaglia, 13. Jacomme, 12. Guillomot, 11. Tawalo; 10.Ortolan; 9. Pray; 7.Coetzee, 8.Lanen, 6.Deccuber; 5. Oulaï, 4. Chauveau (cap.); 3. Ferrer, 2. Meite, 1. Cheishvili.
Substitutes : 16. Chabeaudie, 17. Corréa, 18. Nonkontwana, 19. Timo, 20; Pichon, 21. Kotze, 22. Sitauti, 23. Vickos.
Infirmary : the Massicoise infirmary does not deplore more injuries than before the trip to Montauban. There are always ten of them tending to their wounds. Among these, the third center line Yohann Gbizie is the one who is closest to the exit. He could even appear as the 25th man during the preparation for this match against Biarritz, in place of the second line Louis Bruinsma, who felt a slight muscle pain. In order to reintegrate the group for the next match against Soyaux-Angoulême.
The probable starting XV of Biarritz 15.Jonah; 14. Barry, 13. Morgan, 12. Vergnaud, 11. Speight; 10. Germain, 9. Couilloud; 7. Hebert, 8. Dixon, 6. Augry; 5. Tyrell, 4. O’Callaghan; 3. Millar (cap.), 2. Sauveterre 1. Erdocio.
Substitutes : 16.Renaud, 17.Tchelidze, 18. Aliouat, 19. Matiu, 20.Aurrekoetxea, 21. Bosch, 22. Fariscot, 23. Samaran.
Infirmary : touched with an elbow, Cadot is forfeited for the trip to Massy. Soury (achilles tendon) too. El Fakir (knee) will not return until early January. Francoz (meniscus) and Tabidze (achilles tendon) were operated on this week. They will miss two and four months of competition. Azariashvili and Perraux are not far from a comeback. Currently at Cers, Nutsubidze could resume training within two weeks. Ma’afu, Motoc and Lonca have taken over the collective and should be selectable for the reception of Aix. Vergnaud and Dixon apply. Jalagonia and Dyer are in selection.
Grenoble – Soyaux Angouleme
The probable starting XV of Grenoble 15.Farnoux; 14.Manu, 13.Fusier, 12.Hepetema, 11.Qadiri; 10.Barthelemy, 9.F.Ezcurra; 7.Ancely, 8.Martel, 6.Berruyer (cap.); 5.Muarua, 4.Lainault; 3.Aptsiauri, 2.Rossi, 1.Gauthier
Substitutes : 16.Orioli, 17.Goginava, 18.Vigne, 19.Gazzoti, 20.Escande, 21.Fortunel, 22.B. Ezcurra, 23.Vial
Infirmary : the absences are concentrated in the pack. Thus, the hooker Camilleri (meniscus), the pillars Zhvania (lumbar), Montagne (ankle) and Nixon (cervical), the third line Schoeman (knee) and the winger Dridi (crossed) are out. Madeira (Portugal) and Halaifonua (Tonga) as well as Gray (Samoa) are in selection. Finally, Blanc-Mappaz is suspended after receiving a third yellow card this season.
The probable starting XV of Soyaux-Angoulême 15. Lafitte, 14. Laforgue, 13. Mau, 12.Lafon; 11. Lestremau; 10. Ugalde, 9. Saubusse (cap.); 7.Texier, 8. Jarmouni, 6. Beukeboom; 5. Nabou, 4. Pesvianidze; 3. Diakite, 2. Bidart, 1. Vartan.
Substitutes : 16. Le Guen, 17. Odishvili, 18. Kitwanga, 19. Va’aï, 20. Gibouin, 21. Rubio, 22. Brosset, 23. Boutemmani.
Infirmary : at the time of starting this third block of the season, the staff of Soyaux-Angoulême is deprived of the pillar Omar Dahir (cervical) and its opener Bastien Tugayé (adductors) who must both go through the operation box before finding the way to training. Absent for a long time, the pillar Mickaël Kumbirai is still forfeited. The third line Irakli Tskhadadzé (cervical) is in training, but has not yet returned to play with contact. Adrien Bau is also missing (foot hematoma), but will be fit for the trip to Massy. Finally, Martins is retained with the selection of Portugal.
Rouen – Carcassonne
The probable starting XV of Rouen 15. Milhorat; 14.Bertschy, 13.Luatua, 12.Gontineac, 11.Masilevu; 10.Lydon, 9.Campeggia; 7. Leleu, 8. Mapapalangi, 6. Fofana; 5.Salmon, 4.Astle; 3.N’Diaye H. , 2.Bonnot (C) , 1.Fournier
Substitutes : 16.Ma’Afu, 17.Camara, 18.Vieilledent, 19.N’Diaye W., 20.Nanette, 21.Olender, 22.Jackson, 23.Thomas
Infirmary : Alex Tarus, whom we saw again in the bays of the Mermoz training center, as well as Samuel Maximin are back. The latter is eagerly awaited, after the injury of Julien Ruaud during the match against Oyonnax. The third line, after a bad support and a cantilevered knee, broke the internal ligament. His season is over according to the staff, the return of Samuel Maximin is therefore good news.
The probable starting XV of Carcassonne 15.Gianet; 14. Clavieres, 13. Aguillon (cap.), 12. Grigg, 11. Jasmine; 10. Jones, 9. Pages; 7. Meka, 8. Herjean, 6. Onambélé; 5.Harley, 4.Landman; 3. Bekoshvili, 2. Carbou, 1. Mavinga.
Substitutes : 16. Sa, 17. Martinez or Amrouni, 18. Joussain, 19. Annetta, 20. Anon, 21. Dulon, 22. Darrelatour or Mouchous, 23. Akhobadze.
Infirmary : Tim Agaba is in difficulty with his right knee. He is put to rest and will not be on the trip. Étienne Herjean will thus start at the position of number 8. Holder against Grenoble, winger Maxime Marty gives way to Benoît Jasmin. Sam Marques is in Dubai with the Portuguese selection, which is now competing for the qualifying ticket for the World Cup against the United States. The position of scrum half will be occupied by Pierre Pagès, author of a good performance against Grenoble.
The probable starting XV of Colomiers 15. Girard; 14. Rokoduguni, 13. Perrin, 12. Campagnaro, 11. Saurs; 10. Seguy, 9. Seguela; 7. Lescure, 8. Dastugue, 6. Coletta (cap.); 5. Granouillet, 4. Thomas; 3.Fepulea’i, 2.Elliot, 1.Djehi.
Substitutes: 16. Larrieu, 17. Dubois, 18. Ricard, 19. Pacheco, 20. Pimienta, 21. Gori, 22. Auriac, 23. Bellemand.
Infirmary: as expected, several returns were recorded during the week. Paul Pimienta and Max Auriac trained normally, as did Jack Whetton. Hugo Pirlet should resume in two weeks. Grégoire Maurino has been suspended for five weeks by the Disciplinary Committee. Victim of a muscle injury, Alexis Palisson will be out for about a month. For Beka Sheklashvili, who is in rehabilitation, it should be three weeks. Romain Bézian will resume racing soon. Michele Campagnaro has been made available by the Italian selection.
The probable starting XV of Montauban15. Rooms; 14. Rokoduguni, 13. Bonnefond, 12. Tupuola, 11. Guillemin; 10. Bosviel, 9. Bernadet; 7. Munoz, 8. Witt, 6. Quercy (cap.); 5. Gimeno, 4. Vaotoa; 3. Burduli, 2.Firmin, 1.Seyrolle.
Substitutes: 16. Deligny, 17. Agnesi, 18. Manukula, 19. Criado, 20. Viiga, 21. Delord, 22. Riguet, 23. Laval.
Infirmary: After a week of rest several elements are back like Segundo Tuculet, who is in the enlarged group for the trip to Colomiers. Among the players still on the floor, Maxime Mathy (shoulder) and Tijuee Uanivi (ankle) should return in the coming weeks. Shaun Venter injured his ankle again. Dan Malafosse is at the CERS in Capbreton to continue his rehabilitation after his back operation. Seva Galala (knee) will return in 2023.
Vannes – Béziers
The probable starting XV of Vannes15. Abendanon; 14. Hulleu, 13. Costosseque, 12. Floch, 11. Camou; 10. Lafage, 9. Zabalza; 6. Chateau, 7. Gorrissen (cap.), 8. Abacus; 5. Mr. Edwards, 4. Leroux; 3. Afoa, 2. Leafa, 1. Berguet.
Substitutes: 16. Blanchard, 17. Bessonard, 18. Marks, 19. Iachizzi, 20. Burgaud, 21. Hollinshead, 22. Gouaux, 23. Tafili.
Infirmary: Nicolas Freitas and Andrès Vilaseca with Uruguay, Phil Kité with Tonga for the autumn tour and therefore absent, RC Vannes will present a face close to that which had been retained in Nevers. As part of the turnover, the Valleau, Bordelai, Jo Edwards, Johnson, Desjeux, Bazin, Gratien, Percillier, Suta who made up the group both in Agen and Nevers will not be part of the party, but not injured. .
The probable starting XV of Béziers15. Lorre; 14. Votu, 13. Espeut (cap.), 12. Recor, 11.Reau; 10. Latorre, 9. Valentine; 7. Benoy, 8. Hoarau, 6. Barrere; 5.Madigan, 4.Bitz; 3. Zabala, 2. Pinto Ferrer, 1.Saldadze.
Substitutes: 16. Lalevée, 17. Changel, 18. Maamry, 19. Van Bost, 20. Lemardelet, 21. Short, 22. Uruty, 23. Arroyo.
Infirmary: Gillian Benoy is operational again and is making his return after two months of absence in the group, as is Maxime Espeut who will be lined up for this trip. Éloi Massot is still struggling with a concussion, while Pierrick Gunther seriously injured his arm in training. Soon to be dad, Clément Estériola will be missing while Ferdinand Changel has recovered faster than expected. Francisco Fernandes Moreira and Raffaele Costa Storti are with the Portugal selection.
The probable starting XV of Aurillac15. Gogoladze; 14. Niko, 13. Yobo, 12. Powell, 11.Coertzen; 10. Aucagne, 9. Delarue; 7. Shvangiradze, 8.Tison (cap.), 6. Masterson; 5. Singer, 4. Dodson; 3.Kiteau, 2.Smith, 1.Plantier.
Substitutes: 16. Lachaud, 17. Jean-Jacques, 18. Javakhia, 19. Tivoli, 20. Profit, 21. Hadinegoro, 22. Palm tree, 23. Kartvelishvili.
Infirmary: Tim Daniel, Martial Rolland, Steve Moukete, Hugo Bouyssou, Mikheil Alania, Gauthier Minguillon and Simeli Yabaki still unavailable. Little alert for the right knee of Latuka Maituku who had to take exams this week. On the other hand, everyone was on deck on Sunday when it was time to resume service. Better, the pillar Alexandre Plantier, the hooker Adrian Smith, the second-third line Yann Tivoli and the center Jimmy Yobo should join the group. Aurillac should even throw in the bath his medical joker, the English second row Cameron Dodson.
The probable starting XV of Nevers15.Jaminet; 14. White, 13. Loaloa, 12. Derrieux (cap.), 11.White; 10. Le Bourhis, 9. Manevy; 7. Fraser, 8. Adendorff, 6. Kazubek; 5. Polutele, 4. Van der Merwe; 3.Kaikatsishvili, 2.Hamel, 1.Mataradze.
Substitutes: 16. Elia, 17. Kitutu, 18. Barjaud, 19. David, 20. Barbier, 21. Reynolds, 22. Paris, 23. Ikahehegi.
Infirmary: with the only Tanguy Ménoret unavailable at three-quarters, the neversois staff could have a smile if the situation was not opposite on the side of the forwards. Beyond the “lasting” injuries (Jordan Seneca, Quentin Beaudaux, Farai Mudariki), the uncertainties of the week and the packages of the day before (Senio Toleafoa and Hugues Bastide) transformed the composition of the group into a puzzle.
Agen – Oyonnax
The probable starting XV of Agen15. Loot; 14. Railevu, 13. Sloan, 12. Ramoka, 11. Etcheverry; 10. Lagarde (cap.), 9. Bellot; 7. Erbani, 8. Lokotui, 6. Duputs; 5. Olmstead, 4. Maksymiw; 3.Hamadache, 2.Martinez, 1.Guion.
Substitutes: 16. Zarantonello, 17. Barrington, 18. Demotte, 19. Devergie, 20. Idjellidaine, 21. Dayral, 22. Tolot, 23. Burin.
Infirmary: several players in the infirmary will be back in training on Monday. Namely Zak Farrance (concussion), Vincent Farré (spare), Corentin Vernet (shoulder) as well as international Sonatane Takulua and Mike Sosene-Feagaï. At the post of right pillar, Walter Desmaison cracked his radius and will return for the recovery in January. Théo Sauzaret has injured his biceps and will be out for at least three months. Behind, only Jim Rokoduru (knee) and Thomas Vincent (ankle) are out. The first should be back in two weeks. The second at the beginning of January.
The probable starting XV of Oyonnax15. Sweetnam; 14. Ravouvou, 13. Vialelle, 12. Millet, 11. Callandret; 10. Soulan, 9. Cassang; 7. Crefdoz, 8. Grice, 6. Lebreton; 5. Battye, 4. Murday; 3. Laclayat, 2. Geledan, 1.Raynaud (cap.).
Substitutes: 16. Durand, 17. Bordenave, 18. Fabregue, 19. Taofifenua, 20. El Khattabi, 21. Bouraux, 22. Treilles, 23. Berthaud.
Infirmary: the infirmary finally empties into the Ain. While winger Taylor Paris, prop Irakli Mirtskhulava and third row Luke Hamilton are still unavailable, wingers Gavin Stark and Enzo Reybier and scrum half Jérémy Gondrand have resumed training. Center Théo Millet returns to the group for this trip to Agen.