Xavier Garbajosa, new LOU coach: “The game against Lyon appeals to me”

After training resumed last Friday, followed by a mini mountain integration course over the weekend, Yann Roubert, President of LOU, and Xavier Garbajosa, the new manager, presented the ambitions for the season. For the successor to Pierre Mignoni, after a last season between highs – victory in the Challenge Cup – and lows – ninth … Read more

North versus South, a victory everywhere, the focus on the “beauties”.

With New Zealand-Ireland, then Australia-England and South Africa-Wales, the posters will not be missing in the tours of the northern nations this Saturday. Between the nations of the southern hemisphere and those of the north, the par is perfect after the first two weekends of friendly matches: it is therefore the third and final confrontation, … Read more

“The Rugby Africa Cup in France, a winning bet”

Published on : 14.07.2022 – 13:31 Rugby Africa Managing Director Azzouz Aïb gives a positive assessment of the continental tournament that took place in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille from July 1st to 10th. There he saw the development of African rugby and advocated the organization of more competitions. RFI: This tournament brought together eight African teams … Read more

Summer tours: time for revenge!

If last weekend’s first round of friendly matches showed the dominance of southern hemisphere nations over northern nations, it nonetheless indicated that European teams had the resources to retaliate on Saturday. France, the only ‘Northern’ nation to win last weekend (42-23), will meet Japan for the second time in Tokyo in an attempt to end … Read more

where to watch Japan-France and five things to know before the second Blues Test match

The XV of France finds the Japanese in their last game of the international season this Saturday morning (7.45 a.m.) in Tokyo. Where can you watch the Blues’ first friendly? As for the first test match of Tour XV France in Japan, it is TF1 that broadcasts the second confrontation between the Japanese and the … Read more

Laurent Labit on the Blues’ onslaught: “Create a kind of mess”

“Max Spring had a great game with the British Barbarians at Twickenham against England. He trained with a starting number this week. What can you tell us about its qualities?The composition will be given tomorrow (Thursday) but we can see Max’ progress with his club. One by one he climbed the ladder to become a … Read more

Nadir Megdoud: “Playing in Marseille will drive us”

After beating Senegal 35-12 on Saturday, Algeria meet Kenya in the semi-finals of the Rugby Africa Cup. The game will take place at the Delort stadium in Marseille (6pm CET), not far from the Vélodrome stadium, where the Fennecs could meet the French side should they qualify for the World Cup. Your dream. For winger … Read more

Ousmane Mané, a Senegalese at the wheel of the XV of Algeria

Published on : 07/02/2022 – 03:25 Rugby Africa Cup 2022 continues on Saturday July 2nd, notably with the quarter-final between Senegal and Algeria in Aix-en-Provence. A somewhat special game for Ousmané Mané, former Senegalese international and now the opposing team’s coach. The history between him and Algerian rugby goes back several years. He entrusts it … Read more

the covid, a shadow that hovers again

A little massacre of favorites at Wimbledon, a few cancellations before the start of the Tour de France… If the upsurge in Covid cases hasn’t completely turned sporting competitions upside down, it again poses a threat that seemed to have been dismissed. The Wimbledon episode, in which two ex-finalists of the tournament had to retire … Read more

The summer tours have got off to a strong start, with major jitters between the North and South leaders

The great European nations have crossed the globe to challenge the leaders of the South. Nice posters for rugby lovers. The summer season of Test matches begins this weekend, with New Zealanders and Irish, Australians and English, South Africans and Welsh and finally Argentinians and Scots going head-to-head for three Saturdays in a row to … Read more