By Simon Galinier
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The Top 14 is back this weekend of November 26 and 27, 2022. An 11e championship day which will see the red lantern, Brivemove to Paul Saturday (4 p.m.). A capital match in view of maintaining for Corréziens who remain on 5 defeats in a row and are 6 units behind their opponent from Béarnais, 12e and first non-relegation.
Launched into a survival operation, the CAB, who fired his manager Jeremy Davidson on October 16, can count on the arrival of Argentinian international fly-half Nicolas Sanchez, who landed on loan from Stade Français on Sunday evening. As well as on the return of several frames who have just come out of the infirmary and are applying for the move to the Section Paloise.
Lee, Douglas, Marais and Delannoy apply, Hirèche back soon
Indeed, the international truce will have allowed the Brive group to find several vital forces for the next deadlines. This is the case of the South African center Nico Leethe English winger Wesley Douglasfrom the South African third line Retief Marais and the second line Julien Delannoy who left the bench of the infirmary and “are applying against Pau”, thus indicates the CAB in a press release.
On the good news side, let’s also point out the upcoming return of the captain of the Black and Whites, Said Hireche, victim of a fractured fibula at the end of last season. “He has resumed his marks in the group since the internship in Soustons (from November 14 to 17, editor’s note) and should be able to apply next weekend for the trip to Bordeaux-BèglesSaturday December 3 (5 p.m.) “, specifies the Corrèze club.
Still 7 players on the flank, including the Puma Rodrigo Bruni
However, the CAB infirmary remains relatively substantial, since the third line Sasha Ford suffers from a sprained ankle with ligament damage and should “resume racing in early December with a return to competition expected in early 2023”. During the internship in Soustons, the winger Valentin Tirefort felt pain in the adductor. This week, he will undergo imaging and additional examinations to find out the origin of his pain (inflammatory or muscular lesions).
Regarding the Fijian second line Tevita Ratuva, he “has resumed specific rugby training (skills), but he still has to observe a period of no contact for a few days because of his finger and will resume collective training next week”. His compatriot, the winger Setareki Bituniyata is on the run. This week he begins guided reinforcement with physiotherapists on his upper body, particularly on his shoulders, with a planned return to the field in early 2023.
Argentinian number 8 Rodrigo Bruni, who arrived in Corrèze on Monday, must still observe 2 months of inactivity from playing rugby before being able to begin the work of re-athletics, following his operation last September. “Today, the medical staff took over to continue the work of care and mobility on his ankle, essential to prepare the rest of his healing process. His return to the field is not envisaged before March, ”specifies the CAB.
For his part, the versatile Fijian Mesulame Kunavula suffers from a serious sprain of the internal collateral ligament and must observe a period of immobilization of about fifteen days before being able to begin his re-athletization phase. His unavailability is estimated at 3 or 4 months. Finally, the Georgian pillar Luka Japaridze continues to recover and should be able to resume racing within a month.
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