€ œJanick was in a bad mood so I was kinda expecting that. And then, at the end of the warm-up, before we move on to the shields, Xavier told me that I would start the meeting, before I went to it. ?? announce to the group. I was prepared all week to play this game, so it really wasn’t a problem, ”recounts Issam Hamel, tenured At the last minute, Friday, October 22 against Grenoble (21-21), after the withdrawal of Janick Tarrit, bothered by his right knee.

Like all his partners, the former Berjallian, not at all disturbed by this change, has also released a big start to the match. “We’re off to a really good start. The test we take at the end of the first half hurts us but we reacted really well when we got back from the locker room. And then we have a shot at me and Grenoble is taking advantage of this weak time. »The FCG takes points on Nivernaise faults and insists in front at the hour of play, with a series of balls carried which end in test.

Two of our three tests are built from penetrating groups which are progressing well or which put Grenoble at fault.

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“We only remember that when we were rather effective on the mauls in this meeting. Two of our three tests are built from penetrating groups which are progressing well or which put Grenoble at fault. We are feeling better and better in this sector but if it has not directly resulted in a test this season, but it remains a good launching pad. On the defensive mauls, we held Grenoble well too, except in this sequence before their try. We made a mistake for the first time on our 40m, a second time on the 22m. They are confident, and we are a little less confident, and they manage to score. But, throughout the rest of the match, we defended them very well. A moment of inattention, a little less focus or investment and you pay for it. TO”

The USON is in any case seeking to regain efficiency in this sector, which was its strength at the start of last season. “Half of our testing, at one point, was on maul. Me, that also helped me a lot to integrate last season. “For his first season, the former Racing had scored seven tries, six of which were maneuvering behind a carried ball.

Thursday October 28, in Mont-de-Marsan, it is also the defensive efficiency of the Nivernais which will be put to the test, since the Landais took a bonus offensive in every one of their receptions this season. “It will be a real test for us. We will be able to measure the quality of our defense. Mont-de-Marsan does not really give a gift but it is also a kind of challenge that we like. When our pride is tickled, without necessarily saying it to ourselves, we see, in the eyes of guys, that we are ready to respond. This is seen in Bayonne in particular, ”says the hooker from Nevers, who should continue. Â € œI did the eighty minutes against Grenoble, itâ € ™ s been a long time since I played a full match, but it was going well physically. TO”

Follow, live on lejdc.fr, the USON Nevers meeting in Mont-de-Marsan, Thursday, October 28, from 8:15 p.m. (kick-off at 8:45 p.m.).

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