On the occasion of the official launch of the next Six Nations Tournament, French coach Fabien Galthié reaffirmed his support for Bernard Laporte, the president of the FFR.
“Indeed, I answered on this subject
(in Midi Olympique)
that Bernard is a great president.
And that he has done great things for the Federation and for all rugby fans since he has been in charge,
The French Rugby Federation is an institution and we are all committed to this mission of making the institution shine.
Share, federate and unite around our common passion.”
A trial by the end of the year?
The National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) is studying ways to put Bernard Laporte, suspected of favoritism for the benefit of the businessman and president of Montpellier Mohed Altrad, on trial, on the basis of an investigation that the two defendants dispute. . In a note dated December 21, the anti-corruption prosecutor's office detailed the offenses it intended to include among those targeted by the investigation (favouritism, illegal taking of interest, influence peddling, corruption, etc.) and the people who could be cited before the criminal court.
The PNF would be moving towards prosecution for Bernard Laporte, Mohed Altrad and Claude Atcher, general manager of the 2023 World Cup organizing committee. A decision should be made in the coming weeks and a trial could be held by the end. of the year, according to the lawyers.