In Stade Rochelais, Juno Gibbs is upbeat about Ihya West's presence against Leinster

In Stade Rochelais, Juno Gibbs is upbeat about Ihya West’s presence against Leinster

Written by Benjamin Diodon

The CFR rugby club manager rated Southwest ten days before the Irish team welcomed, on May 2, the Champions Cup semi-finals. Arthur Jolie can be brought back, too

Juno Gibbs, rugby manager at Stade Rochelais, gave us an update on Yellow and Black dispensary, ten days before receiving the Irishman from Leinster. The most sensitive situation is the opening half position, as while Joel Blesson was injured in the groin, Ihya West came out at the end of the first half of the match against Lyon, on April 17th, and was hit in the shoulder.

Regarding the first, “It is progressing, and with this weekend without a match (due to the Covid in Brive case, editor’s note) we will have more visibility at the end of the week.” About Ihaia West, “It’s more reassuring, says New Zealander. I’m not 100% sure he’s going to be available, but he’s getting better every day. We’ll take our time with him. But we’re optimistic.”

4 to 6 weeks of absence for Tangi

Other players affected against LOU, Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Mathieu Tanguy. Half Scrum is doing well, “but he plays like third grade four, he took a hit,” Juno Gibbs smiles. For Matthew (first term knee injury, Editor’s note), we feared a cruciate ligament tear, but ultimately, the absence should be for 4 to 6 weeks. It’s not terrible, but it’s less dangerous for him. “

In addition to the editorials, the right-hand pillars were delayed, and Ramiro Herrera ended his season (knee) but Marcel van der Merwe, his medical clown, remains in isolation, while Arthur Jolie had to relinquish the thigh before Lyon arrives. Problem. “I think it will be fine for him, as Juno Gibbs hopes. We won’t take any risk but I think it’s not very dangerous.” The former Agenais was scheduled to resume cycling on Wednesday, April 21. Finally, regarding Arthur Reiter, the head coach said, “He’s fine.”

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