The USAP staff revealed the composition of the team which receives Montpellier this Saturday, April 2, 2022 (kick-off at 5 p.m.) on behalf of the 22nd day of the Top 14 championship.
He has not worn the USAP jersey since January 8 in Biarritz (25-23 victory). And will tread the lawn of Aimé-Giral on a match day for the first time in 2022! The rear and scorer of blood and gold, Melvyn Jaminet, neo-Chelemard, is back in service. He is the holder for this match against Montpellier. Lucas Dubois, his more than convincing understudy during the Six Nations Tournament, joins the bench of substitutes.
Among the returns on the scoresheet, should also be noted those of Shahn Eru and Lucas Bachelier.
Moreover, at the scrum unlike last week, it is not Matteo Rodor but Tom Ecochard who starts the game.
The third line is also moving: in place of Matthieu Ugena and Alan Brazo, place for Joaquín Oviedo and Damien Chouly (who was in the enlarged group in Pau).
The second line is renewed: Piula Fa’asalele is no longer associated with Andreï Mahu but with Tristan Labouteley, and he does not endorse the number 4 but 5.
Finally, still no Arthur Joly in the position of right pillar, he who was replaced at the last minute last week in Béarn by Davit Kubriashvili. Siua Halanukonuka starts the game.
The composition of the USAP: 15. Melvyn Jaminet, 14. Bautista Delguy, 13. Afusipa Taumoepeau, 12. Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11. Mathieu Acebes (c), 10. Tristan Tedder (o), 9. Tom Ecochard (m) – 7. Damien Chouly , 8. Genesis Mamea Lemalu, 6. Joaquín Oviedo – 5. Piula Fa’asalele, 4. Tristan Labouteley – 3. Siua Halanukonuka, 2. Seilala Lam, 1. Sacha Lotrian.
Substitutes: 16. Lucas Velarte, 17. Sami Mavinga, 18. Shahn Eru, 19. Lucas Bachelier, 20. Sadek Deghmache, 21. Alivereti Duguivalu, 22. Lucas Dubois, 23. Davit Kubriashvili.
The composition of Montpellier: