Champions Cup.  Clermont was swept by Leicester, and Jono Gibbs threatened to be fired

Champions Cup. Clermont was swept by Leicester, and Jono Gibbs threatened to be fired

Claremont manager Jono Gibbs didn’t appreciate his team’s face at all against Leicester. (© Icon Sport)

Claremont seriously hurt his chances of qualifying in the 8thH from final Champions Cup. On Friday, January 13, 2023, Auvernate fell hard on its home turf lester (29-44) through 3H Group stage day, the end of a very prolific match, with 9 trials (4 for ASM and 5 for Tigers). A performance that did not satisfy the New Zealand coach at all Juno Gibbsalthough young is a scrum-half Baptiste Juno Withdrew from the game.

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In a completely wild and badly started game by the Jaunards, the best attempt at the game would be credited to the England winger Harry Simmons In half an hour of playing. Trained as a scrum-half, the 25-year-old baffled with his awkward back-up against Aliverity Raca and Claremont back Alex Newsom, by making the pitch in the arcade no bigger than a phone booth (see video below).

The symbol of the Auvergne team is courageous and enterprising, but very imprecise and unrealistic hopes for the improvement of the young half. Baptiste Juno (20 years old) elected man of the match. In the oven and treadmill, the France U20 international struggled in attack (9 balls played with 71m covered) to move an insane encounter where the ball was from one camp to the other and was very clean in defense (4 tackles). 71 minutes of extremely high flight for the player trained at AS Buzy-Ogeu (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) then passed through Oloron and Biarritz.

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Even if it wasn’t enough for the Clermontois to tame the tigers. “It hurts us to get 44 points at home, but despite everything, there is something positive about the state of mind,” Baptiste Junod said after the match. “We made a lot of easy attempts, and we have to step up a bit. We have to go forward. We will try to keep the second period where we never left it.”

Jono Gibbs will be fired soon? 2 coaches approached

After the heavy setback suffered by Lester, Director of ASM Juno Gibbs He seemed angry and the New Zealander didn’t mince his words regarding the poor face his players showed and wanted a real questioning of his group:

“It’s a shame that we got 44 points at home. We gave up so easily. Such a performance, in front of our home fans, is tough. This new defeat raises a lot of questions. We have to succeed in finding a solution, to produce something other than what we showed against this Leicester team.” (…) I also felt a spirit, a desire. Unfortunately, our end in the first act affected us. Our organization’s defense was not up to par.”

Juno GibbsClaremont Director

After this defeat at home, which dashed the Jaunards’ European qualification hopes and poor form, they finished in the top 14 (10).H), Claremont manager Jono Gibbs is under more pressure than ever and could be removed in the coming days, like his former assistant Xavier Sadorne It was decommissioned on January 3, 2023.

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Indeed, according to rugbyramaASM leaders have already called Mario Ledesma (49 years) last week, in an attempt to persuade the former Argentine prostitute to return to Auvergne, after he was a player in Claremont from 2005 to 2011 (160 matches), with a shield from the Brenos (2010) and a European challenge (2007) at stake. He has been free since leaving the Pumas in February 2022. Noun Christopher Oreos He is also mentioned next to Marcel-Michelin, but the name of the former UBB manager is spread across many clubs in difficulty, since he has not found one since. Gerund’s departure in November 2022.

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