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Former France coach Laporte named French federation president

Former France coach Laporte named French federation president
By Reuters

03/12/2016 at 15:25Updated 03/12/2016 at 15:46

Former France coach Bernard Laporte was appointed president of the French rugby federation on Saturday.

Laporte, who led Les Bleus to the World Cup semi-finals in 2003 and 2007, came first ahead of incumbent Pierre Camou after a vote by the amateur and professional clubs.

The board then presented Laporte before the general assembly, which elected him as president.

Laporte recently said he would keep Guy Noves as France manager.

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