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'there's something rotten in the state of french rugby' 
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Post 'there's something rotten in the state of french rugby'
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Quite a stink at the mo ...

There's a formal review of the 'status' of an apparent association between Laporte (ex Stade F Coach, Minister of Transport in Sarkosy govt, Dir of Rugby at Toulon and now new President of the FFR, in parallel he has held various business interests) and Billionaire Altrad, owner of Montpelier who also tried to takeover Gloucs etc. He's entered rugby and caused some some feathers to fly. He sponsored the French jersey during the 6 Nations +, had a contentious time over the sacking of Galthie that went to the industrial tribunal, he hired Jake White and has just replaced him with Cotter as well as his failed takeover of Gloucs by a PRL intervention...etc

The FFR under Laporte has been in contention with the LNR and their President, Goze regarding several affairs one of the major of which has been significant privilege changes to the International squad, change of timetables and other. contentious affairs. In short, Club v Country authority and major governance has loomed large.

Now the proverbial shit has hit the fan over a reported formal 'alliance' between Laporte and Altrad that was not well known.

One of the key issues was that Altrad's Montpelier had a significant issue concerning a poatponed fixture with Racing during the Stade F/Racing affairetc. It is now being. discussed tbat perhaps Montpelier was treated favourably by the FFR in the issue.

It has reached significant proportions and the Minister of Sport has charged the Sporting Function under which FFR operates to conduct a review.

Some press is also suggesting that there may be a resignation result for Laporte.

Hmmm...

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