Bernard Laporte presented the jerseys to the Blues before the match against Wales
Since then, however, he has remained in contact with Fabien Galthié and his staff. Last week after the victory against England at Twickenham (53-10), the coach had also paid tribute to him. “It’s a lot of joy, pleasure and emotions, he said in London. We have often come here. We know the place. Right now, I have a special thought for Bernard. »
Sentenced on December 13 to a two-year suspended prison sentence, a fine of 75,000 euros and a two-year ban on exercising any function related to rugby for corruption, influence peddling, illegal taking of interests, abuse of social property, concealment of abuse of social property (he appealed), Laporte had been forced to abandon all his prerogatives on January 6. The new president of the Federation will be known on June 14, a position currently occupied by the interim Alexandre Martinez.