Bernard Laporte

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Argentina and their coach Mario Ledesma celebrate their victory over New Zealand. Photograph: David Gray/Getty/AFP

Los Pumas’ Solider Field moment Argentina finally beating New Zealand, despite multiple Covid barriers prompting everyone to predict an embarrassing (...)

Ronan O’Gara says "What Galthié (above) is renowned for is the detail of his coaching and players coming through now crave that." Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

From his vantage point in the Top 14 as the head coach of third-placed La Rochelle, Ireland’s all-time record points scorer, Ronan O’Gara, concurs wit(...)

Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s third try during the game against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago in November 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday night in Paris the likelihood is that Ireland will need to secure a bonus-point victory over France to secure the 2020 Six Nations Champio(...)

Ireland’s Hugo Keenan in action against Italy in their Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ironically, pitchside at the Aviva for ITV, I cannot see the game properly. I watch, for the most part, on a monitor. Andrew Conway, on the right wing(...)

French rugby federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte gave an emotional press conference on Friday. Photograph:  Pascal Guyot/AFP via Getty Images

The French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte has said that he is “more confident than ever” of being re-elected for a second term when the 1,(...)

Bernard Laporte pictured with Montpellier owner  Mohed Altrad in February 2017. Photograph:  Franck Pennant/AFP via Getty Images

Five leading figures in French rugby, including the federation president Bernard Laporte, were released from custody on Wednesday night after being de(...)

French Rugby Federation  president Bernard Laporte and vice-president Serge Simon. Photograph: Sylvain Thomas/AFP via Getty Images

France’s successful bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, beating off competition from Ireland and South Africa, is understood to be part of the investiga(...)

South Africa could replace Japan in the Eight Nations tournament. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

World champions South Africa are being lined up to replace Japan in the end-of-year Eight Nations Tournament. Bernard Laporte, the World Rugby vice-c(...)

Emile Ntamack celebrates Toulouse’s victory over Munster with Frederic Michalak in April 2003. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

While reporting on the initial matches in Pool D of the 2007 World Cup, taking in a game between France and Namibia in Toulouse mightn’t seem like muc(...)

Pacific Rugby campaigners have called for a review into Bill Beaumont’s re-election as World Rugby chairman in May. File photograph: PA

Pacific Rugby campaigners have called for a review into Bill Beaumont’s re-election as World Rugby chairman in May. Pacific Rugby Players Welfare all(...)

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