LA MINUTE SPORT Sports News for Monday, March 21

Naomichi Ueda and Japan will compete for their places at the World Championships (photo by Anthony Morin).

Like every day from Monday to Friday, get the essentials of Gard sports news in a few snippets of information.

Nimes Olympic

Armistice program. The crocodiles returned from Corsica yesterday afternoon and today is their day off. While the championship is suspended due to the international break, Nîmes will train twice on Tuesday, and on Wednesday they should take part in a showdown with the reserves (N3), who will use the opportunity to prepare for their playoff on Saturday against Rodez II. ” We asked Marseille and Nice to play a friendly match as they play National and National 2, but no one agreed to play against us.” regrets Nicolas Ousai, coach of NO. Thursday will be devoted to fun activities, and Friday – sports work. Nim will rest on Saturday and Sunday before resuming training on Monday 28 March to prepare for the resumption of the championship with the Guingamp reception on 2 April at 19:00. Please note that training on Tuesday and Wednesday will be open.

Cuba and Paraguay have already been eliminated from the World Cup (photo by Anthony Morin).

Players in the selection. Three Nimes will live during this international truce away from the Costier stadium. Defender Naomichi Ueda (27) will defend the colors of Japan for the last two days of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers (Asia zone). On Thursday, the Japanese will go to Australia, and on Tuesday, March 29, they will take Vietnam. The Empire of the Rising Sun is guaranteed to go to the world if they win in Sydney on Thursday. Already eliminated Paraguay and Andrés Cubas also completed their playoffs in the South American zone, hosting Ecuador on Thursday and ending their trip to Peru the following Tuesday. Finally, defender Patrick Berner was called up by Martinique’s choice to face Guadeloupe on Saturday in Bondufle (91) in a friendly match. Third goalkeeper Amjad Nazih was called up to the France under-20 team at the last moment.

USAM Nimes Guard

Mikael Guigou is not participating in the trip to Var (Photo by USAM)

Six absent for Saint-Raphael. Ten days after a precious success at Saint-Raphael in the league (31-32), the Usamistis return to the Var tomorrow evening (19:30) to play in the 1/8 finals of the Coupe de France. For this poster, Nim is cut and stripped of six players: R. Salou, Tesio, Hesham, Gigu, Tobi and Sanad. Latest recruit Baptiste Bonnefon has not been selected and is due to play his first match in the new color on Saturday at Parnassus in the long-awaited derby against Montpellier, the club where he spent most of his career. For tomorrow, Franck Maurice completed his squad, retaining the young Vincent, Gibernon and Queiroz.

Selected group: Desbonnet, Paul; Rebichon, Vincent, Minel, Dupuis, Aquillo, Nyateu, Yasuhira, M. Salou, Gallego, Gibernon, Jacobsen, Poyet, Queiroz.


RCN celebrate victory over Castanet 54-3 (photo by RCN – Facebook)

Nim in N2. Facing Castagnier, the red lantern, RCN had some fun scoring eight tries through Guillimin (twice), Benyacha (twice) and also through Roche, Darmon, Barnieras and Debladis, to which Roche’s seven transformations have to be added. Finally, the meeting ends with a peremptory score of 54-3 for Nimes Rugby Club in this late match of 14.and day of the Federal 1. The victory is comfortable, but above all it formalizes qualification for the National 2 season 2022-23, the equivalent of the fourth division. The rise that the club will celebrate on April 2 during the reception of Marmande. Then it was time to focus on the final stages to win the title of federal champion 1.

FF Nimes Metropolis Guard

bad deal. They have had this match on their agenda for a long time. The meetings with Le Puy were in store for Him because it was a decisive meeting for the service. Unfortunately, “Nim” lost at home to “Ponotes” with a score of 0:1. To avoid a play-off spot, the fight between Albi, Nimes and Marseille remains tight as the only direct relegation spot in Regional 1 is for Mérignac. Ludovic Gros players still hold their fate in their hands, with five matches left to support themselves: March 27 in Rodez, April 3 in Albi, April 17 against Isère, April 24 in Marseille and May 8 against Thonon.