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# ffr - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning
# Investigation
# Investigation

World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 3:00 PM 50,912 Views 7 Comments

The chief organiser of the 2023 World Cup has also been questioned.

# ffr - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000
# Confusion
# Confusion

Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000

Mar 8th 2020, 10:09 PM 38,672 Views 53 Comments

The French rugby federation says ‘there is no official information’ to confirm the game will be postponed.

# ffr - Friday 12 April, 2019

Laporte reveals Schmidt as top target before French club referendum
# Sacre Bleu
# Sacre Bleu

Laporte reveals Schmidt as top target before French club referendum

Apr 12th 2019, 5:15 PM 9,812 Views 11 Comments

The Kiwi was the FFR’s number one choice to succeed Jacques Brunel, the president has said.

# ffr - Monday 8 April, 2019

French Rugby Federation ordered to pay sacked coach Noves €1 million
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

French Rugby Federation ordered to pay sacked coach Noves €1 million

Apr 8th 2019, 5:09 PM 6,147 Views 1 Comment

An industrial tribunal ordered the FFR to compensate the 65-year-old after damaging his reputation.

# ffr - Saturday 30 March, 2019

'I have an amount of work to do here' - O'Gara dismisses reports linking him to France national team
# No Dice
# No Dice

'I have an amount of work to do here' - O'Gara dismisses reports linking him to France national team

Mar 30th 2019, 3:36 PM 6,479 Views 2 Comments

Reports suggested the Munster legend would join Jacques Brunel’s backroom staff for the World Cup.

# ffr - Monday 30 April, 2018

Eight French players dumped from Six Nations squad escape further punishment
# Party People
# Party People

Eight French players dumped from Six Nations squad escape further punishment

Apr 30th 2018, 8:30 PM 9,063 Views 3 Comments

However, the FFR said that after-match activities will be more tightly controlled from now on.

# ffr - Monday 8 January, 2018

Laporte vows no conflict of interest as France confirm sponsorship deal with Altrad
# Ethics
# Ethics

Laporte vows no conflict of interest as France confirm sponsorship deal with Altrad

Jan 8th 2018, 3:48 PM 11,949 Views 4 Comments

The FFR say the deal guarantees at least €35 million for the amateur game.

# ffr - Sunday 26 February, 2017

The French rugby union pushes plan to mimic IRFU's central contracts system
# Huge Move
# Huge Move

The French rugby union pushes plan to mimic IRFU's central contracts system

Feb 26th 2017, 6:03 PM 15,198 Views 10 Comments

Bernard Laporte has stressed the need for change in French rugby.

# ffr - Friday 29 May, 2015

A Toulouse legend is set to replace PSA as France boss post-World Cup
# Wily
# Wily

A Toulouse legend is set to replace PSA as France boss post-World Cup

May 29th 2015, 1:58 PM 5,728 Views 3 Comments

Guy Novés is being reported as the next man in charge of les Blues.

# ffr - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

The Champions Cup final definitely won't be in Ireland next season
# Strong Bid
# Strong Bid

The Champions Cup final definitely won't be in Ireland next season

Apr 29th 2015, 9:50 PM 12,178 Views 38 Comments

The FFR has made a bid to bring the 2016 decider to Stade Vélodrome in Marseille.

# ffr - Friday 17 April, 2015

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup set to be challenged
# RWC2023
# RWC2023

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup set to be challenged

Apr 17th 2015, 8:26 PM 9,315 Views 12 Comments

The race is hotting up for the right to host the Rugby World Cup.

# ffr - Friday 10 April, 2015

Fancy succeeding Philippe Saint-André as France coach? Here's how to apply...
# Cover Letter
# Cover Letter

Fancy succeeding Philippe Saint-André as France coach? Here's how to apply...

Apr 10th 2015, 3:39 PM 9,009 Views 7 Comments

Dust down your CV!

# ffr - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Fritz farce finally sparks French union into action over concussion problem
# Head Injuries
# Head Injuries

Fritz farce finally sparks French union into action over concussion problem

Aug 5th 2014, 11:16 AM 4,924 Views 0 Comments

However, Toulouse will not be punished for allowing the centre to return to play after a head injury last May.

# ffr - Friday 28 March, 2014

Toulon call for French president Hollande to step in on Laporte row
# Up The Chain
# Up The Chain

Toulon call for French president Hollande to step in on Laporte row

Mar 28th 2014, 4:46 PM 6,259 Views 1 Comment

Mourad Boudjellal, the Top 14 club’s controversial owner, is at it again.

# ffr - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Top 14 clubs to meet to decide Heineken Cup future
# Is This It?
# Is This It?

Top 14 clubs to meet to decide Heineken Cup future

Nov 27th 2013, 6:24 PM 5,456 Views 28 Comments

Suggestions from France are that the LNR is ready to leave the English clubs out on their own.

# ffr - Friday 22 November, 2013

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup
# Impasse
# Impasse

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup

Nov 22nd 2013, 4:11 PM 3,461 Views 17 Comments

The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.

# ffr - Monday 11 November, 2013

FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report
# Incentive
# Incentive

FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report

Nov 11th 2013, 2:40 PM 20,064 Views 25 Comments

Pierre Camou, the president of the FFR, apparently held a meeting with representatives of the Top 14 sides last week.

# ffr - Monday 23 September, 2013

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'
# European Rugby
# European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

Sep 23rd 2013, 2:01 PM 2,798 Views 23 Comments

The FFR say they will stand in the way of their clubs who hope to join the ‘Rugby Champions Cup’.

# ffr - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Rumbling on: IRFU not happy with timing of Paris return
# Discommoded
# Discommoded

Rumbling on: IRFU not happy with timing of Paris return

Feb 15th 2012, 10:07 AM 1,556 Views 4 Comments

The union is ‘disappointed’ that Irish considerations were not heeded in the reorganisation.

# ffr - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

French federation backs calls to play Ireland next season - reports
# Le Farce
# Le Farce

French federation backs calls to play Ireland next season - reports

Feb 14th 2012, 12:05 PM 5,743 Views 22 Comments

FFR president Pierre Camou concedes that their request to have Saturday’s abandoned Six Nations match deferred is unlikely to be granted.

# ffr - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Stade de France pitch inspection planned for 6.15pm
# Brrrrr!
# Brrrrr!

Stade de France pitch inspection planned for 6.15pm

Feb 11th 2012, 12:13 PM 1,337 Views 0 Comments

Don’t worry, that’s not snow on the pitch – it’s only the covers.