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  • Laporte Becomes FFR President

    Former French sports minister, Bernard Laporte was elected by a landslide to become president of the French Rugby Federation FFR last weekend. Laporte, a former national director of Rugby and selector, won 53% of the votes for president of the Federation ahead of other candidates: Piere Camou and Alain Doucet. His supporters won a majority of seats on the board of directors. Laporte, head coach at Toulon until the end of last season, has pledged to reform the Federation whose administration he r...

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  • Altrad's Support For France 2023 Bid Displayed On Shirts

    The French Rugby Federation (FFR) have confirmed this week that the Altrad Group will support the French bid to host the Rugby World Cup 2023. Altrad becomes the first private company to be displayed on the natoinal team's jersey. The logo will appear on French shirts from this Saturday when France play Italy in Rome in the RBS Six Nations and will remain until the announcement of the hosts for RWC 2023 in November this year. Mohed Altrad, the chairman of the construction firm, is also the chair...

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  • FFR Break With Tradition On Shirt Sponsorship

    Tim Crow, CEO of sponsorship agency, Synergy aired his views in the City AM newspaper on the landmark occasion of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) deciding it was time to display a sponsors logo on their national team shirts. The estimated value between €6m and €10m (£5.17m to £8.62m) per year. Here's an excerpt:  The end to a 98-year tradition was signalled last week when the French Rugby Federation (FFR) quietly slipped out that it was finally going to sell the front of the French nati...

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  • France Launches RWC 2023 Bid

    France officially launched its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup last week with the French Rugby Federation (FFR) revealing 19 potential host cities and an environmentally friendly transport plan. France wore shirts carrying the France2023 logo in their Six Nations fixture with Scotland in Paris on Sunday, while former internationals Sebastien Chabal and Frederic Michalak were among several high profile ambassadors unveiled to support the bid. France, who last hosted the tournament 10 years a...

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  • France To Consider Shirt Sponsorship Options

    The FFR, the governing body for Rugby in France, has confirmed it has ruled out shirt sponsorship rights for it's men's national team but would consider similar deals for the sevens, women's and youth teams, according to a report by Sportcal. France is the only remaining major national side without a shirt sponsor - New Zealand were in a similar position but recently sold shirt sponsorships rights to AIG in a five and a half year deal in 2012. And Bernard Godet, the FFR’s vice president and h...

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  • France To Wear Le Coq Sportf From 2018

    The French Rugby union FFR have announced that Le Coq Sportif will replace Adidas as playing and training kit supplier for the period 2018-2024. The Federation confirmed the agreement earlier this week, saying that the partnership would yield €1.9 million (£1.65m) per season to amateur Rugby. The French brand had equipped the national team until the late 1990s before being replaced by Nike, then by Adidas. The adidas term will end in July 2018.    ...

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  • France Reveals New Stadium Plans

    The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has chosen the architects and unveiled the first plans and pictures of its future 82,000-seater national stadium. The sport’s governing body in France wants to move to a new home 25km south of Paris in Evry-Essonne in order to feel the financial benefit of owning its own ground as opposed to renting the Stade de France. The FFR has now chosen Populous, which has a base in London and worked on both Wembley and the Aviva Stadium, and French firm Ateliers 2/3/4 a...

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  • New Paris Stadium

    Plans for a new 82,000-seater stadium at an estimated cost of €600m (£482m) have been revealed by the French Rugby Federation (FFR), isportconnect have reported. The stadium, which has yet to be named, will replace the Stade de France as the national Rugby stadium and is due to be completed in 2017. The decision to move to a new location, 25km south of Paris, comes as a result of the €5m (£4m) per game rental charges and conflicts with football matches, concerts and other events. The FFR m...

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  • Anglo-French Concerns Lead to ERC Review

    European Rugby Cup (ERC) have confirmed that a consultation process involving all of its stakeholders will commence shortly following formal applications for a review of the ERC shareholder agreement from England and France. Premiership Rugby, Federation Francaise de Rugby (FFR) and Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR)  called for a review of the agreement, which provides the structure for European club Rugby’s two tournaments, the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup. The current arrangement,...

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  • Altrad's €35M Sponsorship To Proceed Despite LNR Concerns

    Montpelier president and construction magnate, Mohed Altrad is getting used to hearing the phrase “conflict of interest”. The French Rugby Federation (FFR) confirmed the shirt sponsorship deal for the national team with the Altrad Group this week despite the LNR (the body representing pro clubs in France) requesting more time to investigate potential conflicts. The five year deal worth a reported €7 million (£6.2m) per year will run until the 2023 Rugby World Cup. FFR’s Bernard Laporte...

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