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XV of France: Bernard Laporte, resigning president of the FFR, would be with the Blues in Capbreton


The former president of the French Rugby Federation would have joined the Blues this Thursday in Capbreton, according to L'Équipe.

A funny guest for the Blues.

While the XV of France finishes preparing in Capbreton to start the Six Nations Tournament against Italy on Sunday, Bernard Laporte, resigning president of the French Rugby Federation, visited the Blues this Thursday in their hotel in Capbreton in the Landes, according to information from the sports daily



Last Friday, Bernard Laporte, surrounded by business and disavowed by the clubs (who voted 51.06% no to appoint Patrick Buisson, a close friend of Bernard Laporte, as deputy president), had presented his resignation from the presidency of the FFR.

The nine members of the opposition as well as the two representatives of the National Rugby League (LNR) had also announced their resignation, following the request of the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra.

Alexandre Martinez interim president


Le Figaro

 revealed on Friday, the treasurer of the FFR, Alexandre Martinez, was appointed interim president of the Federation on Wednesday.

A candidacy that still needs to be ratified by a vote of the Steering Committee on Friday.

Vote whose outcome is beyond doubt.

Three days before the start of the Six Nations against the Nazionale, the presence of Bernard Laporte with the players of the XV of France should (logically) make some teeth cringe... In what capacity, the former president of the FFR did he been allowed to join the Blues?

Since the conviction of Laporte last month to two years in prison suspended for corruption, the Minister of Sports has been pushing towards the exit the one who had occupied this same position in the government between 2007 and 2009, after having been coach of the Blues (2000-2007 ) and before seizing the presidency of the Federation at the end of 2016. He was sentenced on December 13 to a two-year suspended prison sentence for having entered into a

“corruption pact”

with the businessman and president of the club of Montpellier Mohed Altrad.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-02

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