Carney: French Rugby Should Apologize

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”

Carter set to Leave France

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 Held by Impressive Japan

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”