Bernard Laporte and Jacques Brunel evoke the present and the future of a XV of France who has lived through the end of the year 2017 very hectic.
Bernard laporte and Jacques Brunel, to the time when the coach was the assistant of the current president of the FFR. (FEL/The Team)
In an interview is common to find in Le Parisien on January 4, Bernard Laporte, and Jacques Brunel came back on the end of the eventful year of the XV of France, and the sacking of Guy Novès, replaced by Brunel. After having long said that he would retain Novès in place until the world Cup 2019, Laporte has finally changed his mind. It can be explained. the “If I said to the players, is that it was clear in my head. Except that after a while, when you see the disaster, that there is more unity, you say to yourself, “It continues and it goes right into the wall until 2019 ?” (…) This is a real change project, where we will federate.”
The president of the French Federation of rugby insists, moreover, on the side gatherer of Brunel. the “If I took Jacques, it is because he is loved by the players, he unites, he is passionate, he likes as many men as the game. We need it. There should be no ego there, it is necessary to gather. This is not easy, not everyone can’t do that.” Brunel then returned on the recruitment of its staff. the “The choice is first of all linked to the people who could be free, that I trust and that have the same vision.”
the Priority in the Tournament
While many eyes are now turned to the world Cup in Japan in 2019, Jacques Brunel makes it clear that its priority remains the next 6 nations Tournament. the “The Tournament, this is the reference. We have talked too much of the world Cup. It is necessary that the team of France up to the end, the battle for the win. This is what is expected of it.” Bernard Laporte confirm. the “The French team must always win. If we are saying that we will finish fifth…”