The Clermontois who have had to adapt their work week and adapt constantly because of the cases of Covid in the workforce will find the competition tomorrow on the lawn of Michelin after two weeks of stoppage. Damian Penaud is recovering from his slight muscle injury, he finds the group just like Camille Lopez, George Moala or Judicaël Cancoriet.
It is not easy to anticipate a team composition in these epidemic conditions, so Clermont had to adapt and work remotely in order to comply with health instructions. Back in training in the middle of the week, Jono Gibbes’ men were however able to prepare for this meeting against Stade Toulousain with seriousness and determination. Absences (Covid, isolation, injury …) will be great opportunities to find players who will take advantage of this meeting to express themselves. This is the case of Daniel Bibi Biziwu (only one appearance this season against Pau) or Alexandre Fischer who will take advantage of this meeting to return to competition after two and a half months of stoppage.
In the front row, the young left-hander from the training center will be accompanied by Yohan Beheregaray and Cristian Ojovan while Etienne Fourcade (also absent for a month) formed with Peni Ravai and Giorgi Beria a solid reserve line. Alongside the indestructible Sébastien Vahaamahina (10 starts out of 13 possible), Jacobus Van Tonder will share the post, as was the case against Ulster. Paul Jedrasiak found the group during this 14th Top 14 day. In the corridor, as planned against Brive, it is the Fijian Peceli Yato who will start alongside Arthur Iturria and Judicaël Cancoriet. Alexandre Fischer rejoins the group after two and a half months of hiatus.
At the hinge, the keys to the game in Auvergne will be handed over to the tandem Sébastien Bézy and JJ Hanrahan in order to shake up the Toulouse defense. Camille Lopez, released from the Covid protocol at the beginning of the week, finds the group and will be on the bench with Kévin Viallard. In the middle of the field, as in recent weeks, Jean-Pascal Barraque and Tani Vili will form a complementary pair. George Moala also finds the Auvergne group for this shock against Toulouse. On the wings, the weeks without a match were beneficial to Damian Penaud, recovered from his little muscle problem and available for this 14th championship day. The French winger will be associated with Marvin O’Connor while Cheikh Tiberghien will occupy the position of full back.
There are still a few places available for the meeting, which will kick off tomorrow at 9:05 p.m. on the Michelin lawn. The Clermont / Toulouse match will be broadcast live on Canal + and to be experienced live on our application and our social networks. Ticket office JUST HERE !