Stopped by Iray Simon, Fabian Gengenbacher’s soon-to-be president of Grenoble … The five news from Thursday

Stopped by Iray Simon, Fabian Gengenbacher’s soon-to-be president of Grenoble … The five news from Thursday

The penalty kick fell in favor of Iray Simon. The New Zealand center will miss the next three weeks with ASM Clermont. He was sent off by Wayne Barnes in the 23rd minute of the match, during the quarter-final against the Scarlets, the match referee deemed Simon’s tackle on the Scarlets’ back, Lee Halfpenny, dangerous. If Simon agrees to follow a specific training workshop, he will be able to play again from Monday, April 24.

The suspense ended on Thursday morning, in the salons of Lesedeggier Stadium. The current FCG president, Nicolas Quinat, will leave his post at the end of the season. As for the identity of his replacement, it was a real misrepresentation of the club, as it was announced that its current manager, Fabian Gingenbacher, who had resigned from his post, would finally remain at the club as … salaried president! An announcement made by the President of the Supervisory Board, Laurent Pelissier, wishing to Strengthening the professionalism of the club. Today it is very difficult to be the president of a club of this level and run your own business. That’s why we decided to move to a salaried boss, and we were delighted that Fabian accepted this new role. »

No other nominations were made, so John Jeffrey took his place! Known as the “Great White Shark” of the 1980s, former Major General of Rugby XV de Chardonnay was named vice-president of World Rugby on Thursday. The sole candidate for the vacancy, he will be elected subject to ratification by the World Rugby Board at its annual meeting which will take place on 11 May 2023. Jeffrey will then serve as Vice President for the remainder of the current term, until November 2024.

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Missed during Aviron bayonnais training this week, Eric Artiguste has been left out of the squad and will therefore remain at home until the end of the season at the request of President Philippe Tayeb, as shown. Our colleagues from the southwest. The newspaper explains that their relationship does not seem to be good, quite the opposite. The head rower had decided to fire his employee from the group for non-sporting reasons. However, Eric Artiguste continues to be paid even though he is away from the group.

After a strong encounter against Saracens last weekend, La Rochelle will inevitably have to adapt its squad a bit according to the physical imbalance. As for Bayonne’s reception, AFP has revealed that Will Skelton and Gregory Aldrete are not part of the group, while Pierre Bourgaret is unconfirmed. Left prop Thierry Paiva, on the other hand, is back after a shoulder injury.

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