> The essential
It is a gala match which takes place this evening at the small sports hall. The TBC welcomes Rueil-Malmaison, undefeated and runner-up to Angers in the standings. Building on his victory last week at Challans, he may be the first to beat the surprise team at the start of the season.
> Rueil and his strengths
In the pre-season forecasts, Rueil, who remained sporting a difficult season in large part because of the coronavirus, appeared at the bottom of the ranking. After five days, it is almost certain that his place will be more in the first half of the table and that he will certainly be among the five teams that will play in group A of the second phase. The strengths of Rueil, who trusted a young coach, Maxence Broyer, assisting Denain (Pro B) last year, are known.
One of the sons of the former international Régis Racine, Warren, at the lead, the former Tarbais Steven Ricard, one of the best players in the division at the assessment, in the wing and the Senegalo-Spanish Maodo N’Guirane at the poste 5. Some good picks also like Sya Plaucoste, loaned by Blois (Pro B) or Ismaël Cadiau (ex-Denain, Pro B), the medical joker of Masse Doumba.
As for the absence of the American Gregg Thondique, if it was confirmed, we are not sure that this is good news since without this experienced player from the Rueil division had won last year at the Petit Palais 94 -99.
> The integration of Frank Yangue
Stéphane Dao told us, before the trip to Challans, that the integration of Cameroonian Frank Yangue, who arrived late, would depend in part on future results. He was of course right since in Challans, if the victory was above all the fruit of the desire and the collective found, it would not have been possible without the individual performance of the former player of Caen and Andrézieux (16 points , 6 of 11 at 2 points, 12 rebounds including 3 offensives). To be confirmed this evening against Rueil.