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LNR-FFR: New meeting Wednesday

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 12, 2020

The dialogue between the French Rugby Federation and the National League is not broken! The two bodies will indeed meet this Wednesday to discuss and try to reach an agreement concerning the provision of internationals for the matches in October and November. The LNR / FFR Strategic Orientation Committee will take place on Wednesday, according to information from The team, RMC and Olympic noon. Recall that this Sunday, the presidents of the Top 14 clubs met by videoconference and unanimously decided to refuse to release their internationals for the friendly match against Wales on 24 October. The clubs are indeed ready to leave their players to the FFR for five matches (that of the 6 Nations Tournament postponed against Ireland and the four of the Autumn Nations Cup), but not six.

Altrad did not sign the letter from the presidents

The LNR had also seized the Council of State on this subject, and the body said Friday that a change in the number of matches absolutely had to be done with the agreement of both parties, and that it was necessary before all modify the LNR-FFR agreement. Agreement which provides for the release of players for… three matches. On the other hand, the president of Montpellier Mohed Altrad, who is close to the president of the FFR Bernard Laporte, did not sign the letter sent by the presidents to the former coach of the XV of France. to confirm their refusal of the calendar of the XV of France. Will French rugby players find a solution on Wednesday on this famous calendar? This would be desirable as the game against the Welsh is due to take place ten days later.