Injured in a shoulder against Pau, Damian Penaud returns to the Clermont fifteen that will challenge La Rochelle on Sunday (9:05pm CET). Jules Plisson is starting for the first time this season.
Away from the fields for two weeks after injuring his shoulder against Pau, Damian Penaud will return to competition this Sunday. the side of Clermont the clash against La Rochelle. Alex Newsome is lined up at the back, while Irae Simone and Julien Heriteau will form the center pair.
Landed this summer from La Rochelle, Jules Plisson will find his old team. He will experience his first term of the season, with Anthony Belleau settling on the bench. Hit in the ribs, Sébastien Vahaamahina does not appear on the scoresheet. Thibaud Lanen and Paul Jedrasiak establish themselves in the second row.
The Clermont Composition
Newsome – Penaud, Heriteau, Simone, Raka – Plisson, Bezy – Dessaigne – Lee, Iturria (cap) – Jedrasiak, Lanen – Ojovan, Beheregaray, Falgoux
substitutes : Pelissie, Beria, Cancoriet, Tixeront, Jauneau, Belleau, O’Connor, Kubriashvili
Ronan O’Gara, coach of La Rochelle, for his part decided to field his standard team for this trip. At rest last week, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Antoine Hastoy and Yoan Tanga notably return as starters. Grégory Alldritt is a starter for the fourth time this season. Paul Boudehent was preferred to Rémi Bourdeau. On the front row, Thierry Païva will team up with Pierre Bourgarit and Uini Atonio. Reda Wardi and Georges-Henri Colombe are substitutes.
Note that Teddy Thomas and UJ Seuteni continue, who lived their first weekend last with their new jersey. Brice Dulin will start the game in the back, with Dillyn Leyds on a six-forward bench.
The composition of La Rochelle
Dulin – Thomas, Seuteni, Danty, Favre – Hastoy, Kerr-Barlow – Pa. Boudehent – Alldritt (cap), Tanga – Skelton, Sazy – Atonio, Bourgarit, Paiva
substitutes : Lespiaucq, Wardi, Picquette, Dillane, Bourdeau, Berjon, Leyds, Colombe