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

new ordeal for the Brave Blossoms against the XV of France

Japan meets the blues this Saturday morning (8am) in the opening of the summer tour. Their first real meeting since… the 2019 World Cup! Rarely has a “test match” for the Japanese national rugby team earned its name in such a way. A year before the World Cup, the Brave Blossoms will play XV of … Read more

featuring Japan-France and five questions about the Blues’ first friendly

The XV of France challenges the Japanese this Saturday morning (8:00 am) for the first game of their summer tour. Where can you watch the Blues’ first friendly? After much hesitation to know if the tour of the XV. would be broadcast by France, it was TF1 that eventually acquired the rights to the double … Read more

France 2023 is playing, the labor inspectorate is now on board

The Rugby World Cup 2023 Organizing Committee, whose chief executive Claude Atcher is suspected of being the origin of a “deep social malaise“Learned from the staff of the body, pitches just over a year before the start of the World Cup in France. In a lengthy article published last Wednesday, L’Équipe reported in great detail … Read more

when the Biarritz Olympique Association represses the women’s section guilty of supporting Aldigé

Biarritz Olympique amateur sector president David Couzinet has decided to end the women’s team. A small revenge, according to those affected. “We got a big hit behind the head. We don’t know yet what we’re going to do next year. We need to find funding, infrastructure… We’ll see how we can get back on our … Read more

“Players who go to Japan with us have everything to gain,” promises Ibanez

The 42 players selected for the Tour XV of France in Japan “have everything to gain because they can position themselves for the 2023 World Cup”, the Blues manager assures in an interview with AFP. What do you expect from this first tour in Japan?Raphael Ibanez: We hope for players who are fully invested, determined … Read more

Marcq-en-Barœul accelerates to become the first Hauts-de-France club in Pro D2

The northern club, based on the National 2 (4the Division) continues its unstoppable rise. He has just started a fundraiser with a declared goal: to reach the antechamber of the Top 14 as quickly as possible. How far will Olympique Marcquois Rugby climb, 150e in the hexagonal hierarchy are there five more years? Club Marcq-en-Barœul … Read more

“Strengthening Rugby in French Sport”

MAINTENANCE – A year after being elected boss of the 30 top 14 and Pro D2 clubs, the president of the LNR draws up a post-pandemic balance sheet for Le Figaro. And shows new development paths. LE FIGARO. – How is French professional rugby doing after two years marked by the pandemic? Rene Bouscatel. – … Read more