French Rugby should apologize for the comments made by its one official who suggested he would see the abolishment of rugby league in the country, says Brian Carney.
The broadcaster of Sky Sports as well as the league star once has reacted angrily to the comments. This comment was by Perpignan regional president Alain Doucet at the weekend. Formerly Doucet was a front-runner to become the president of the federation French rugby in 2016. And on this week, one of publication reported that when speaking about the likelihood of a local union club being promoted at a social event, Doucet said it was should be applauded if its aim was to ruin the rugby league in the area. Continue reading “Carney: French Rugby Should Apologize”
Former All Black Dan Carter will leave French Club Racing 92 at the end of the season to join Japanese side Kobelco Steelers.
“I did not think the club would want to keep me (at the end of his three-year contract) but after discussions with (club president) Jacky Lorenzetti and the coaches, I realised they wanted to keep me, so it made my choice complicated,” Carter told French sports daily L’Equipe on Saturday (Sunday NZ Time). Continue reading “Carter set to Leave France”
France is concerned about its lack of progress ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
A dismal autumn Test campaign has left “fragile” France in a deep confidence crisis which bodes ill for the 2019 World Cup despite a promising start under new manager Guy Noves two years ago. Continue reading “Weak France Face Dark Times”
Japan held France to a 23-23 draw in their final November international at U Arena in Paris on Saturday, with the hosts lucky to avoid a sixth straight defeat.
Jamie Joseph’s Japan dominated for much of the game and outscored their opponents by three tries to two, but fly-half Yu Tamura missed a simple late conversion that would have sealed a famous win. Continue reading “France Held by Impressive Japan”
With the last performance in February it seems that Chris Ashton is now closing in on the record of Nalaga with respect to the number of tries he has attempted. The game that was held on February 17th this year saw Chris Ashton in top form. Being a French winger playing for RC Toulon, he scored several tries as one that he tried getting past Stade Francais Charl McLeod. This was in the French Top 14 rugby union league where the match was being played between Stade Francais and Toulon.
Being held in Mayol stadium in the Toulon town in southern France, it was a game that brought out the best in many players. The games in this rugby league started off after a two week break in the month of February for round 17. In the match between Toulon and Stade Francais, Chris Ashton certainly stole the limelight. Continue reading “Ashton Helps Toulon Success”