The announcement was made after a Friday meeting with the ministry of Sports. The president of the rugby Federation hope to be able to return to the contact “within a month and a half”.The president of the French Federation of rugvy, Bernard Laporte, at the quarter-final of the World Cup in 2019, against Wales, in Japan. (GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)
From Monday, may 18, sport clubs, collective, and battle will be able to accommodate their licensees. Like everyone else, they come through two months of confinement. “This is very good news”, welcomes the president of the French rugby Federation, Bernard Laporte. Even with strict guidelines, and for the moment without the ball, rugby training will be able to resume. Bernard Laporte is reassured : “We were scared… We wondered what would happen at school if we could not put our kids in the clubs ! There it is, we will be able to resume gently, with the initiation of the rugby, games rugby…”
The resumption of the Top 14 in September ?
In a few weeks, the exercises may be done with contact. Maybe this could enable a resumption of the Top 14 and amateur championships in September. In any case, Bernard Laporte is optimistic.
The normal life will resume ! We are still waiting, but it’s going in the right direction.Bernard Laporte, president of the French Federation of rugbyà franceinfo
“Considering what we just announce ourselves, we are all ambitious. The contact and therefore the practice of rugby could resume within a month a half. This leaves us to consider a resumption of the competitions in September,” enthuses Bernard Laporte. A maturity desired by the president of the FFR. This would mean that “the campaign of subscription will take over” and that”there is a glimmer of hope” for the clubs.
Uncertainties for the XV de France
Since Thursday, may 14, on the other hand, it is known that the XV of France will not go on tour in Argentina, in July. The tour of the countries of the hemisphère and southern Europe, planned in Europe, also seems to be very compromised. “The priority is to finish the tournament of the VI Nations 2020”, reveals Bernard Laporte. The XV of France is expected to play his last game against Ireland, in October. And then there’s this idea that makes its way to the schedule this fall : “It will then start a second tournament”, claims the president of the FFR. “You understand that the nations of the North, such as those in the South, in need of revenue”, he explains. “So it could be, and I say well it could be, that the nations of the North encounter between them and the nations of the South compete for their part in the month of November”. There are in spite of everything “always uncertainty” regrets Bernard Laporte.
Rugby training will be able to resume. The details of Vincent Pellegrini.–‘—-‘–