While Jono Gibbes has been dismissed from his post as manager in Clermont, ASM must prepare for a perilous trip to the Stormers lawn (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.). Jared Payne, promoted to head coach, chose to take 31 players to South Africa, with several notable returns.
After the earthquake of the dismissal of Jono Gibbes, place for the sportsman. ASM will travel to South Africa to challenge the Stormers there (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.), with an expanded group of 31 players, the club announced on Monday. Arthur Iturria, Lucas Dessaigne or Thibaud Lanen are notably back and will reinforce a yellow and blue pack undermined by injuries, the latest being that of Adrien Pélissié (knee). Several young hopefuls from the Clermont training center will also be part of the long journey.
François Mey (19 years old), Cyriac Guilly (19 years old), Gabin Michet (21 years old) or Jean-Maxence Jules Rosette (19 years old) will be the youngest of the group which will try to qualify against the Stormers. Alivereti Raka, Damian Penaud, Yohan Beheregaray, Cristian Ojovan, Étienne Falgoux and Tomas Lavanini are among the notable absentees.
The complete ASM group:
Miles Amatosero, Anthony Belleau, Giorgi Beria, Sébastien Bézy, Daniel Bibi Biziwu, Benjamin Boudou, Judicaël Cancoriet, Bautista Delguy, Lucas Dessaigne, Giorgi Dzmanashvili, Samuel Ezeala, Alexandre Fischer, Etienne Fourcade, Cyriac Guilly, Arthur Iturria, Baptiste Jauneau, Paul Jedrasiak, Jean-Maxence Jules Rosette, Davit Kubriashvili, Thibaud Lanen, Fritz Lee, François Mey, Gabin Michet, George Moala, Apisai Naqalevu, Alex Newsome, Marvin O’Connor, Jules Plisson, Rabah Slimani, Cheikh Tiberghien, Killian Tixeront.