PARIS (AP) — The French Rugby Federation chose Alexandre Martinez as its interim president on Friday, one week after Bernard Laporte resigned.
The 70-year-old Martinez is a former treasurer at the federation.
PARIS (AP) — French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte resigned on Friday to avoid further embarrassing France's preparations for staging the Rugby World Cup this year.
A Paris court in December found Laporte guilty of passive corruption, influence peddling, illegal interest taking and misuse of corporate assets.
PARIS (AP) — French rugby clubs voted against accepting Patrick Buisson as the French Rugby Federation interim president on Thursday.
Buisson was nominated by the suspended FFR president Bernard Laporte to replace him on an interim basis while Laporte fights a suspended two-year sentence on corruption charges.
PARIS (AP) — French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte was detained for questioning Tuesday — the latest judicial twist in his battles over allegations of financial wrongdoing.
France's national prosecution office that focuses on financial crimes said police were questioning Laporte for suspected tax-related wrongdoing.
PARIS (AP) — Bernard Laporte agreed to be suspended as the French Rugby Federation president on Monday while he fights a suspended two-year sentence on corruption charges.
Laporte also self-suspended as World Rugby vice-chairman last week, within hours of a Paris court finding him guilty of passive corruption, influence peddling, illegal interest taking and misuse of corporate assets.
PARIS (AP) — French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte was handed a two-year suspended sentence in a corruption case also involving a billionaire club owner, just nine months before the World Cup kicks off in France, his lawyer said Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — France rugby coach Fabien Galthié is set to sign a contract extension to keep him in his role through the 2027 World Cup.
Galthié led the French to their first Six Nations title in 12 years after completing the Grand Slam with a 25-13 win over England on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — The president of the French rugby federation has tested positive for COVID-19 and won't be able to attend the team's Six Nations showdown against Ireland at Stade de France on Saturday.