It is 8:40 a.m. this Friday morning when
learns from a reliable source that Bernard Laporte will let the steering committee know twenty minutes later that he is submitting his resignation.
The decision to throw in the towel was taken by the future ex-president himself
"in the early morning",
after a night of discussions between members of his close guard, he was forbidden to participate, being kept regularly informed of the course of the negotiations by telephone.
The object of this night of the long knives?
Find a parade to stay at the head of the French Rugby Federation.
Thursday noon, in fact, the verdict, advisory, had fallen.
At 51.06%, the clubs had voted against the candidate proposed by the president of the FFR to exercise his prerogatives during his withdrawal imposed by the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, while his appeal was judged after his conviction at first instance.
Patrick Buisson was running for this post of Deputy Chairman.
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