Laporte planning to name France coach ahead of World Cup

2019-03-27 18:21

The next France coach will be named before the team heads to the World Cup in September it has been revealed.

Make rugby safer, says French sports minister

2018-12-14 17:31

France's sports minister has called on rugby authorites to make the game safer after the death of another young player injured during a game.

French Federation raided in Laporte favouritism inquiry

2018-01-23 13:20

Police were searching the headquarters of the French Rugby Federation as part of an investigation into suspicions of favouritism concerning Bernard Laporte.

French federation pleased Laporte case gone to prosecutor

2017-12-05 19:59

France's rugby federation said it was "delighted" that president Bernard Laporte's alleged favouritism case has been passed to the public prosecutor.

Irrepressible Laporte the World Cup magician

2017-11-16 11:01

Bernard Laporte twice fell short in coaching France to victory in the RWC but he has delivered his country the right to host the sport's most prestigious tournament.

RWC 2023 report leaves 'door open to drug abuse' - Laporte

2017-11-07 19:05

French rugby chief Bernard Laporte has raised the stakes in a bitter war of words over the destiny of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Rugby is growing safer, says Laporte urging further reforms

2019-01-15 21:19

Although French rugby has recently mourned the death of four young players, the sport "is half as dangerous as 10 years ago," says Bernard Laporte.

French stage 'internal investigation' into Scotland controversy

2018-02-15 11:16

French rugby chiefs have launched "an internal investigation" after a number of players were accused of "inappropriate behaviour".

Laporte assures 'impartiality' over shirt sponsor

2018-01-08 19:07

French rugby supremo Bernard Laporte vowed to "guarantee impartiality" after the rubber-stamping of a sponsorship deal with a former business partner.

Laporte to stand again in 2020

2017-11-22 21:11

French Rugby Federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte confirmed he will stand for re-election in 2020, but that it would be his last candidacy.

Laporte basks as France upset SA to win RWC hosting rights

2017-11-15 20:15

France's stunning upset of South Africa to secure the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup reflects the country's liking for a fight.

Rugby chiefs hit back as 2023 tensions escalate

2017-11-04 20:57

World rugby chiefs have hit back after French federation boss Bernard Laporte criticised the technical report for the 2023 World Cup amid an escalating war of words.

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