US Carcassonne: final rehearsal against Provence Rugby, before serious things

This Thursday evening (7 p.m.) in Le Pontet (84), US Carcassonne has an appointment with its second and last friendly match before the resumption of the Pro D2 championship. A new confrontation against Provence Rugby awaits the Audois, with a major reshuffle of the starting XV.

A week after their first contested preparation meeting against Provence Rugby in Leucate (8-13 defeat), the “Canaries” will deliver, this Thursday evening in the Vaucluse, Act II of this same opposition. It is with a group almost similar to last August 4, to which is added the third center line Tim Agaba, the scrum half Samuel Marques, the opener Dorian Jones, the centers Pierre Aguillon and José Lima, as well as the winger Martin Dulon, that the Audois will repeat their ranges one last time before the three strokes of the championship, established on August 26 in Colomiers (7:30 p.m.). The starting XV will be completely shaken up, with 14 changes. The Brieuc Plessis-Couillaud center will be the only player to have started in both friendly matches. The only players missing will be hooker Connor Sa (just arrived), scrum-half Pierre Pagès (kidney) and Damien Anon (knee), winger Simon Désert (ischios), center Puletua (in rehabilitation at Capbreton ), as well as the back Léo Darrélatour (ischios).

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“Stay in the same philosophy, the same profile, with a serious conquest, the same ingredients with if we can a little more quality…”, such are the expectations of manager Christian Labit. “We have to feel that there is real progress in the game every week. Now, I think it will be easier this time in terms of cohesion and the relationship because we are fielding a team that is a little more experienced, with 80% boys from the starting team who were already there last season. »

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USC starting XV: 15. Maxime Gianet – 14. Maxime Marty, 13. Brieuc Plessis-Couillaud, 12. Pierre Aguillon, 11. Martin Dulon – (o) 10. Baptiste Mouchous, (m) 9. Samuel Marques – 7. Stéphane Onambele, 8. Tim Agaba, 6 Aaron Carroll – 5. Rynard Landman, 4. Romain Manchia – 3. Jeremy Boyadjis, 2. Raphael Carbou, 1. Sami Mavinga.

The substitutes: Luka Petriashvili, Jules Martinez, Soso Bekoshvili, Youssef Amrouni, Nugzar Somkhishvili, Vakthangi Akhobadze, Mehmet Kiliçkaya, Rob Harley, Come Joussain, Etienne Herjean, Grégory Annetta, Simon Meka, Guilhem Vettore, Dorian Jones, Christopher Hilsenbeck, José Lima, Benoit Jasmin , Clément Clavieres, Fares Boulkenafet.

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