Confirmation is the most complicated thing in high-level sports. After the offering The skull of the great Stade Toulouse Last Saturday at Michelin (16-13), ASM Clermont Overgne continued this weekend with another top 14 heavyweight: Racing 92 at La Defense Arena in Nanterre.
A game in the race for the top 6 is in jeopardy, and therefore in qualifying for the finals. Accounting and overknots are not far off (7th and 2nd points behind Lou). The inhabitants of the Isle-de-France are in turbulent waters, tenth of the nine lengths behind the Lyons. Suffice it to say that this 15th day defeat will put the sky and the white on the panel and push them into a little crisis.
An injured animal, I do not know the best time to pick it up – Etienne Forcade
Racing 92 has not moved forward in two months. Laurent Travers’ men continue with four consecutive defeats in the league (Brive, Bordeaux, Castres, Lyon). With an enchanting parenthesis in the middle of this Black Series: A great win over Northampton (45-14) in the Champions Cup on December 10th.
For the Hooker Etienne Forcade, ASM can take a break from standing with its evening host if there is a win, “A wounded animal, I do not know if this is the best time to pick it up, anyway, we’ll have to play it. Either we’re going to win there. , It’s a little harder for them now, so it’s up to us. They’re in trouble. ”
They really want to recover themselves, and it will be a big journey – Czech Tibergin
The same story of Czech Tibergion, a backslider who expects strong competition against the Parisians under pressure, “Anyway, it’s still a great racing team. They’re in a period where they do not have to win, but we’ve lived in this era too, which does not mean they’re lacking in confidence. They lost last week, but they still had a great racing game. We look forward to the journey. It’s a great game with great intensity. There, they are not far away, so they want to recover themselves, and at home.
2,000 gauge for the arena
This shock on the 15th day of the top 14 will happen on a special occasion. Covering the arena – hence categorized as theaters – this is the gauge of 2,000 people who have to apply this Saturday evening. It could be hollow in a venue that can accommodate 30,000 spectators. “They are not playing well because they have 2,000 supporters”, Anger Etienne Forcade, “I think the most important thing is to try to be 80 minutes consistent as we can be against Toulouse. If we can be 80 minutes consistent, I think we will already be a good thing.”
Wahamahina confiscation, bench parra
To begin the meeting, Jonah Gibbs decided to reinstate Argentine international Thomas Lavalini from suspension from five matches after the atrocity against Ireland. On the other hand, the New Zealand technician will have to deal with Sebastian Wahamahina, who was hit in the thigh on Thursday during the final training session.
ASM does not need to mention the injuries of its captain Arthur Ittoria, the back injury Jacobs van Tonder and the injuries of Paisley Yato or Alexander Fisher. The starting point was Sebastian Bessie and Camille Lopez (Who is now committed to Bayonne). Morgan Para will be on the bench as a replacement.
The meeting will be lively (9:05 pm) with Julian Auri’s comments on France’s Blue Pius de Overg.
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