The Rugby Paper: Presidents scrap over playoff principle

didier-lacroix-800x533Things got just a little unseemly in the corridors of power of French rugby towards the end of April.

Here’s my piece for The Rugby Paper on the behind the scenes scrapping and public baiting that was going on between Top 14 presidents.

If a week is currently a long time in everyday pandemic-era politics, it’s an aeon in its French professional rugby subset. On April 13, French president Emmanuel Macron informed the nation that, as expected, the lockdown period would be extended to May 11.

Read the full article here

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