Rugby Pass: Laporte vs Grill: Final hours in the battle for France rugby’s top job

This will be my last piece for RugbyPass for a while. Apparently, French rugby ain’t selling too well. Bit of a blow, to be honest, but we had a pretty decent run – and this is the life for a freelance.

Wrote this before Bernard Laporte was re-elected at the weekend, outlining the battle for rugby hearts and minds in France. Unsurprisingly, Bernie Le Dingue did the business… but this may not be entirely over, just yet. It may have been the heat of the moment at the end of a pretty bitter campaign, but opponent Florian Grill told reporters he was considering an appeal. Affaire à suivre, as they say in France.

The Federation Francaise de Rugby headed by Bernard Laporte this week announced an increase in the number of registered players at the start of the season compared to the same time last year.

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