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.

Carter set to back France 2023 RWC bid

2017-09-08 07:06

All Black legend Dan Carter is expected to pledge his support for France's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

France to host Italy Six Nations tie in Marseille

2017-06-17 08:32

France will host Italy in their Six Nations tie on February 23 next in Marseille, the first time a match in the tournament has been played outside the French capital.

France to stop selecting 'foreign' players - Laporte

2016-12-20 21:50

France will no longer select non-French players for its national team, French federation president Bernard Laporte has said.

Laporte new French rugby president

2016-12-03 21:10

Former France coach Bernard Laporte has been chosen as tje new French rugby federation president.


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.

Novès backed by Laporte

2017-06-25 19:11

Guy Novès has been given the backing of the French rugby president Bernard Laporte despite going down 3-0 to South Africa in their series.

France could play rugby matches in UAE

2017-05-06 17:10

France could play Test matches in the coming two seasons in the United Arab Emirates, French federation president Bernard Laporte says.

Laporte to head French rugby federation

2016-12-04 12:31

Former French sports minister Bernard Laporte was elected by a landslide to lead the French rugby federation.

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