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France had their tentacles everywhere in race to host the 2023 World Cup - The Times 19 Nov 2017, 2:05 am


The Times

France had their tentacles everywhere in race to host the 2023 World Cup
The Times
It's reckoned that France had 10 of the 12 available 'regional' votes sewn up long before WR's recommendation document went to the printers. Bernard Laporte knows this game. To beat Serge Blanco to the presidency of his own federation, he didn't just ...

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Rugby World Cup bid: Quiet deals outmanoeuvred Ireland - Irish Times 17 Nov 2017, 7:20 pm


Irish Times

Rugby World Cup bid: Quiet deals outmanoeuvred Ireland
Irish Times
In May the wily Bernard Laporte was pictured with United Arab Emirates rugby chief Qais Abdullah Al Dhalai after suggesting a test match might go to Dubai. Singapore came cheaper. “The memorandum of understanding between us will allow us to share ...
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Irrepressible Laporte, the Rugby World Cup magician - Japan Today 16 Nov 2017, 10:03 pm


Japan Today

Irrepressible Laporte, the Rugby World Cup magician
Japan Today
Bernard Laporte twice fell short in coaching France to victory in the Rugby World Cup but 10 years after his second semi-final defeat he delivered his country the right to host the sport's most prestigious tournament. The 53-year-old president of the ...

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'Rugby is no longer that romantic sport... rugby needs money' - SportsJOE.ie 16 Nov 2017, 4:06 pm


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'Rugby is no longer that romantic sport... rugby needs money'
SportsJOE.ie
A lot more. France may have been hit with some internal rigmaroles, red-faced admissions, a distinct lack of Emmanuel Macron and FFR president Bernard Laporte flipping off all comers but the nation has a proven track record and can bring in the bread.

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Reaction to France being named host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup - ClickLancashire 16 Nov 2017, 3:24 pm


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Reaction to France being named host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup
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French rugby president Bernard Laporte celebrates after France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in London on November 15, 2017. They had, after all, had been recommended by the World Rugby board to host the tournament. Last month, World ...

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France named surprise host of 2023 Rugby World Cup - TRT World 16 Nov 2017, 11:48 am


France named surprise host of 2023 Rugby World Cup
TRT World
French rugby president Bernard Laporte celebrates after France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in London on November 15, 2017. ( AFP ). France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in a huge surprise after the council of the sport's governing ...

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How France's Cup coup proves cash is true king - and Ireland found out who its real friends are - Independent.ie 16 Nov 2017, 11:38 am


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How France's Cup coup proves cash is true king - and Ireland found out who its real friends are
Independent.ie
Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR) president Bernard Laporte is congratulated by IRFU president Philip 2 Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR) president Bernard Laporte is congratulated by IRFU president Philip Orr. Photo: Dave Rogers/Sportsfile.

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World Rugby 'proud' of selection process as France named shock 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts ahead of Ireland and ... - Belfast Telegraph 16 Nov 2017, 9:22 am


Belfast Telegraph

World Rugby 'proud' of selection process as France named shock 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts ahead of Ireland and ...
Belfast Telegraph
2 2 Sebastien Chabal (second right), France 2023 bid president Claude Atcher (left) and France Rugby Federation President Bernard Laporte (centre) speak to the media after France was named as the 2023 Rugby World Cup host. By Gareth Hanna.

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Lack of transformation the real pain - Independent Online 16 Nov 2017, 8:51 am


Independent Online

Lack of transformation the real pain
Independent Online
SMUG AS CAN BE: France's Bernard Laporte, President of the FFR, addresses the media in London yesterday after the country won the rights to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, despite South Africa being the recommended candidate. Picture: Reuters.

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Decision to award France 2023 World Cup provokes anger from South Africa - HeraldScotland 16 Nov 2017, 5:49 am


HeraldScotland

Decision to award France 2023 World Cup provokes anger from South Africa
HeraldScotland
French bid chief Bernard Laporte felt the communication over a "misunderstanding" within the independent report "helped us – maybe". South Africa felt "99 per cent" certain it would be hosting the tournament for a second time, after its successful ...

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French rugby union player

July 01, 1964, (53 years old)

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