For the previous eleven days, the schedule and guidelines will dictate their regulation on Richard Hill's group compositions. The supervisor of Rouen Normandie Rugby will put the bundle on the six residence video games and possibly abandon the 5 journeys, at the very least the primary two that seem, at Oyonnax tonight and in Perpignan on February 28. With a double goal.
The XV who will face Angoulême
This weekend, Richard Hill has chosen to protect the gamers who will begin in opposition to Angoulême subsequent Friday at Mermoz in an important match for the upkeep. "We are able to't ship them to Oyonnax to reveal themselves to damage and a tiring journey. " These are the Perenise and Guion pillars, the Bonnot hooker, the second Atkins and Giraud line, the third Dastugue, Domolailai and Mapapalangi traces, the Campeggia scrimmage, the Ratuvou and Drauniniu facilities, the Lemi winger, the rear Milhorat and the opener James. Writer of a convincing efficiency in opposition to Béziers (18-19), significantly in protection and in opposition to the poles, the New Zealander has restarted competitors with Jordan Michallet, the incumbent, who will play tonight in Ain to search out automatisms and the rhythm of the competitors. Mendacity on the sport sheet in opposition to Béziers, the Isérois didn’t enter the sport to keep away from worsening the hamstring damage, which has now been resolved. The younger winger Surano was additionally to remain in Rouen this Friday however the Fuster bundle (facial paralysis) will make him double the matches.
As in Grenoble in the beginning of December (46-Three), Richard Hill despatched his reservists to the hearth in opposition to a top-ranking group which had simply imposed itself within the first leg (Three-28), after purring till the break ( Three-Zero). The English coach is nicely conscious of the poisoned reward however he speaks of one of the best curiosity. "I advised the fellows they need to have the identical state of mind because the amateurs after we had group A and group B. We shouldn't cease there. We play above all for the membership. Everybody should assist one another. I’ve no drawback with that, all of the gamers have the appropriate angle. "
On its artificial garden, Oyonnax is an actual grinding machine. The Ain membership have received their first 9 video games there. Solely Colomiers, Perpignan and Mont-de-Marsan snatched a defensive bonus (defeat by 5 factors most).
The English coach nonetheless assigned a technical goal to his experimental group. “We are going to attempt to sluggish the ball down within the rucks with out being penalized. If we achieve two to 3 seconds, it can give our protection time to maneuver again in, go up quick and sort out the entrance behind the benefit line. Proper now, we’re giving too many quick balls to our opponents. If Oyonnax performs with pace, will probably be very sophisticated for us. "
THE NUMBER OF JIFF
The English supervisor additionally took benefit of this sophisticated journey to register a most of JIFF (gamers from the coaching sector) on the match sheet. NRL rules impose a mean of sixteen gamers with this standing per sport over the complete season. Nevertheless, after nineteen days, the RNR, like Biarritz (15.53, allrugby.com figures) and Valence / Romans (15.89), is in deficit at 15.47, the equal of ten gamers. Within the final six days, Richard Hill has solely employed 13 JIFF in opposition to Vannes and Aix, 14 in opposition to Colomiers and Béziers, 15 in Valence and Aurillac. Already in Grenoble, he had rebalanced the share with 18 JIFF, largely French. Three foreigners, the Georgian Tamaz Mchedlidze, the Fijians Akuila Tabualevu and Marika Vunibaka additionally profit from this standing since between their 16 and 21 years, they have been skilled for at the very least three seasons in a French coaching middle of knowledgeable membership. They’re due to this fact touring within the Ain, as are 4 Espoirs from the membership (see elsewhere). This night, the RNR will due to this fact line up 20 JIFFs and three foreigners, the Fijian middle Radikedike, the Moldavian pillar Leon and the second Cameroonian line Adamou.
On the finish of the season, within the occasion of a breach of this rule, the membership faces a withdrawal of factors for the subsequent, starting from four to 12 relying on the dimensions of the deficit. Richard Hill doesn’t cover the truth that he’ll nonetheless name a most of JIFFs for the much more delicate journey which awaits the RNR in Perpignan on February 28.
" We management, we notify, says sports activities director Olivier Barthaux, and we shall be within the nails on the finish of the season. "
Renaud: "Tastes and colours …"
Antoine Renaud will maintain again this night, a primary since early December and a sophisticated journey to Grenoble (46-Three). The 29-year-old Carcassonnais lives within the shadow of Kevin Milhorat, who has been unbeaten since 2014, whatever the degree of the membership. Antoine Renaud can nevertheless boast a protracted expertise in Professional D2, 98 video games with Carcassonne, Aurillac and Oyonnax the place he began his profession in 2012-2013 (Three appearances) with a title of champion of France.
"I used to be Hopes, I got here from Castres and Christophe Urios built-in me into the professional group. I did plenty of sport sheets with out getting in however it gave me expertise. "
Solely eight matches this season, together with six as a titular participant, isn't that very disappointing ?
Antoine Renaud : "It’s enormously disappointing. I didn’t have too many explanations. In a single day, after the primary leg in opposition to Oyonnax, I didn't fairly perceive why I used to be out of the group when all the pieces was going nicely and I used to be getting stronger. Bodily, I used to be superb, I had no accidents. I used to be doing very excessive degree coaching. I’ve no regrets as a result of I gave all the pieces. These are decisions. Tastes and colours can’t be mentioned. Day by day, I attempt to work within the shadows and assist younger individuals like Pierrick (Mallet) on his footwork. "
How do you overcome this case?
"I attempt to be there for my teammates and for the group to profit from my expertise with those that are listening. At Oyonnax, we are going to attempt to have enjoyable. It’s actually the watchword. I need to assist younger individuals in addition to potential. "
How do you inspire your self for this match when the membership doesn’t appear to make it a purpose?
“We go there to provide the utmost, to withstand a group that doesn’t play the identical championship as us. We are able to see that there are two groups at residence and we attempt to have enjoyable with the gamers who’re with us. "
Isn't it demoralizing to be in what appears like a B group?
"Right this moment, we now have to surpass that or we is not going to transfer ahead. I repeat, this is a chance to share enjoying time with teammates who wouldn’t have a lot, with younger and outdated like Antoine (Fournier), Yohan (Domenech), Malakai (Radikedike) and Thomas (Lainault). We'll see what occurs. A rugby match shouldn’t be performed earlier than. We don't take into consideration something. We go there to play a sport of massive boys. To take a degree could be an enormous blow. "
Have you ever already skilled this case in Aurillac and Carcassonne?
" No not like this. It sounds bizarre however it doesn't matter. I work 200% with bodily trainers Greg (Marquet) and Alex (Vié) who push me. It’s necessary to remain in form, to provide all the pieces in coaching, to maintain working. I do know it can find yourself paying. "
A brand new hope within the tub
Initially from Forges-les-Eaux, skilled by the native membership earlier than becoming a member of the Espoirs de Excursions pole in 2013, then Racing for 3 seasons the place he discovered time to take a license in chemistry, the hooker Jean-Etienne Lesueur, 22 years outdated, makes his first look with the RNR on a Professional D2 match sheet, this night in Oyonnax the place he’ll begin on the bench. " It's good, it's a reward for my begin to the season. I’ve had good suggestions from the coaches. I’m glad to have the ability to categorical myself at one of the best degree and to the touch with my finger what I’m in search of. It permits me to see if I’m aggressive or not. Three different hopes who’ve already taken their first steps in Professional D2 are from the journey: Paul Surano and Grégory Buzelin who shall be titular and Pierrick Mallet.
Tamaz Mchedlidze, the Georgian middle of the RNR, shall be changing tonight at Oyonnax for the primary time within the season (six tenures). He’ll nevertheless be absent for the subsequent two residence matches in opposition to Angoulême on February 21 and Mont-de-Marsan on March 6 since he shall be in choice in opposition to Belgium and Portugal in Paris in Match B (l 'equal of the Six nations for the nations of decrease degree). The Georgian shall be free for journey to Perpignan on February 28.
The Takai tile
Sufferer of bodily glitches for greater than a 12 months, the third line William Takai was once more shocked within the head when touring to Aurillac in late January. Richard Hill mentioned the 31-year-old Tongan needs to be arrested for just a few weeks. Because the membership can also be disadvantaged at the very least till April of Fabien Vincent, operated on a radius-ulna fracture and sufferer of a dislocation of the wrist in December, Richard Hill plans to rent a medical joker in a short time within the third line. " It’s not simple to search out somebody right now of the season. "