The Union Bordeaux-Bègles international opener will not be on the pitch against Bayonne this Saturday, during the fifteenth day of the Top 14. Jalibert is suffering from a muscle injury, Julien Laïrle announced this Friday at a press conference. Zack Holmes should start at the opening to replace him.
Bad news for UBB! While the establishment of the captain took place this Friday at the Chaban-Delmas stadium, Julien Laïrle took the opportunity to give news of his workforce. The forwards and defense coach notably announced that his international opener Matthieu Jalibert was forfeited for the reception of Bayonne this Saturday (3 p.m.). The reason, a muscle injury contracted this week. “Matthieu has a muscle lesion in a lower limb which prevents him from playing today.launched Laïrle. We need additional tests to validate his unavailability. There is nothing serious at the moment, we will know more on Monday.”
Muscular problems, Jalibert has already experienced last season, since a quadriceps injury had kept him away from the field for four months. If he was back in shape this season, this injury marks a setback and worries. Laïrle still wanted to reassure: “It has nothing to do with his old injury.”
Suddenly, with this package, it is Zack Holmes who will go to the opening for the reception of Bayonne. Jalibert joins an already well-stocked infirmary, since Rémi Lamerat (psoas) and Tom Willis (bone shock in the leg) have joined Poirot, Tameifuna, Petti, Bochaton, Lesgourgues, Douglas, Lachaise and other Dimcheff on the injured list.