Although his season was supposed to end, Willie Du Plessis will continue playing against Nevers this Sunday for the Pro D2 semi-final (3:00). After being injured in the ankle against Montauban in March, the opener and captain were able to recover faster than expected. He also reassured the team this week during training.

Yoann Laousse–Azpiazu will keep his starting status. The South African will replace him on the bench. His experience (two climbs with Bayonne in the Top 14) will be a valuable asset to the Mons group.

Another good news is the tenure of Leo Coly at the hinge, who missed the previous two games due to a calf injury. The 2nd line Nicolas Garrault, who was unable to play due to ankle pain at the beginning of the week, will be able hold his position well within a team that is not surprising, aside from the tenure on Goneva’s wing.

Fijian 38-year-old, who is now slower than usual, has started all nine of his games (9 at the center) this season. However, he was preferred to Sayerse and Lestremeau because Naituvi (knee) is out. For a spot on the substitutes’ bench, Muzzio, Labouyrie, and Durand should be preferred over Bultel, Dimcheff, and Ostrikov.

The likely team of Stade Montois to defeat Nevers: De Nardi, Mensa and Wakaya, Cabannes. – (o] Laousse-Azpiazu. – (m) Coly-Banos, Faleafa. Wavrin. (c) – Cedaro, Garrault, Laval, Latterrade. Subs: Labouyrie, Dimcheff or Bultel; Durand or Ostrikov; Brethous, Loustalot or Du Plessis; Bento, Macharashvili, or Alves.