Why Lyon, Mancini won’t play on Super League clash

Lyon coach Pascal Mancino is set to miss Sunday’s clash with the Melbourne Storm at the MCG, as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in last week’s loss to Adelaide.

Mancino has yet to play since injuring his knee in a collision with Sydney Roosters player David Fifita in the opening quarter of the match at the Gabba.

The Ligue 1 side have been without key players such as James Maloney and James Malakai, who have both been ruled out.

The Tigers are also without their starting centre Lamine Kepu, who suffered a calf injury in the match against the Roosts.

The club is also without centre James Tedesco, who has been ruled unfit due to a calf strain.

In a statement, Mamphela said: “Lyon coach Pascal will miss this game due to his recovery after injuring his leg.

We thank the players for their efforts during the recovery process and will not play in this match.”

Mancini, who was not available for comment, is expected to be replaced by former Lyon captain and France coach Francois Pienaar, who is also on the sidelines with an injury.

Mondelez International, the parent company of Lyon, has also announced that Pienahar will replace the Italian coach.MONDELZ International has announced that former Lyon boss Pascal Mamphella will replace Francois Piqué.

The statement said: “[Piqué] will take over as Lyon coach, replacing Pascal Mampshella, who will return to France after his stint with France.”