Bernard Laporte

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The English Premiership and Top 14 have a political power over World Rugby’s decision making. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Here in Sydney it is a hot and humid January. In Europe, the last rounds of Champions Cup pool stages and the Six Nations are about to start but in th(...)

EPCR chairman Simon Halliday believes a Club World Cup  is viable. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Simon Halliday’s suggestion that a new tournament, the Club World Cup, could soon materialise is demonstrably lacking in detail and substance suggesti(...)

Scotland’s  Finn Russell  is shown a red card by referee Wayne Barnes  during the Guinness Six Nations  match against France  at Stade de France. Photograph:Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Scotland’s win in Paris was a good result, for France. I’ll try to explain. There has been a recent whiff of something in the air, maybe arrogance? E(...)

James Ryan leaves the field to take a HIA during the Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The issue of head injuries has been a dominant theme of the 2021 Six Nations. Ireland alone have seen Peter O’Mahony red carded for a high tackle, had(...)

 France head coach Fabien Galthié. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

France head coach Fabien Galthié has admitted they must accept criticism for their recent coronavirus outbreak, but insisted zero risk does not exist (...)

The French government have given Fabien Galthie’s France the green light to resume action in the Six Nations. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty/AFP

Any doubt over England’s Six Nations clash with France taking place as scheduled has faded after the findings of Les Bleus’ investigation into their c(...)

France head coach Fabien Galthié has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an internal investigation. Photograph: Getty Images

As expected, the French Rugby Federation’s (FFR) internal investigation into the outbreak of Covid-19 within the French squad and which caused the pos(...)

Referee  Pascal Gaüzère gestures during the Six Nations game between Wales and England at the Principlality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Despite my impassioned plea to the sports editor for a two-page spread to discuss the goings-on last Saturday, no dice. Let’s go to Cardiff. The mat(...)

France head coach Fabien Galthié and French Rugby Federatio n president Bernard Laporte have come under pressure over the outbreak of Covid-19 in the French camp. Photograph:   Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

The storm enveloping the head coach of the French team, Fabien Galthié, and the president of the French Federation, Bernard Laporte, is showing no sig(...)

France’s clash with Scotland on Sunday has been postponed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The ramifications resulting from the outbreak of Covid-19 in the French squad could have serious repercussions beyond the postponement of Sunday’s gam(...)

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