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

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

Montpellier were crowned French champions after beating Castres

The game: 29-10 If logic was respected with Friday night in Saint-Denis pitting the two best teams in the league at the end of the regular phase, leaders Castres were completely dominated in the first period by Montpellier, euphoric and sharp, scoring three tries in six minutes (6th-12th) and knocked out their opponent. With this … Read more

Kelian Galletier (Montpellier) on the 2018 final against Castres: “It will remain a pain”

“What memories do you have of this final?It was my first final at the Stade de France, although I had played there with the French team it was a big event. We were proud to bring this club back to the last seven years after 2011, we had a great season so we had a … Read more

Christophe Urios (Union Bordeaux-Bègles): “We have restored a truth”

Christopher Urios: “In the second half I got the answer I was looking for. At first we were tense, inaccurate, which didn’t give us a good start to the game, after the break it was better, we didn’t get lost. With the week we’ve had it makes sense. Maxime Lucu was good but above all … Read more

Top 14 – Toulouse, La Rochelle’s pet peeve: serial evidence

2nd day of the Top 14 2020-2021: the Kolbe Festival Toulouse-La Rochelle: 39-23 And to say that the South African world champion, who fell victim to a muscle alert in Clermont a week earlier, was uncertain! On September 12, 2020, Cheslin Kolbe single-handedly blew up La Rochelle’s defenses. First by scoring the first try of … Read more

Ancelotti for history, French judokas in gold, Messins and Bordelais go straight there… The tops and flops of the sports weekend

DECRYPTION – From Carlo Ancelotti’s crowning of Real to the fine harvest of the French judo team in Sofia, to the new faux pas of the L1 fools, the results of the sports weekend. SHARPEN Ancelotti champion everywhere After Italy with Milan, France with PSG, Germany with Bayern and England with Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti took … Read more

Toulouse and La Rochelle, a very tough battle ahead of the European Cup quarter-finals

It was a tough, physical and close match. Toulouse and La Rochelle may not yet have rediscovered the rugby that took them to the European Cup final and Top 14 last season, but the intensity they brought to the battle for a single game of the regular phase of the league this Saturday night have … 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

What to remember from Day 23 of the Top 14

The leader: Montpellier rocked by its dolphin We had buried the UBB a little too early. After eight defeats in the last ten games, the Girondins were able to find moral, physical and technical resources at the end of day 23 to win on the pitch of Montpellier (22-23). Thanks to a big break from … Read more