ESPN: Guy Novès replaced by Jacques Brunel as French head coach

novesNovès’ departure was confirmed after on December 27, 2017. I’d already done a piece on the speculation, but ESPN – understandably – wanted an update when the official news broke.

The French Rugby Federation has replaced head coach Guy Novès after less than two years in charge, with Bordeaux-Bègles’ Jacques Brunel set to replace him.

Former Italy coach Brunel, who had been touted for the role, will become national team head coach after this weekend’s Top 14 trip to Stade Francais, FFR president Bernard Laporte told a press conference on Wednesday.

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