Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018

XV of France: coach Guy Novès soon dismissed

The decision to replace a coach during the mandate is a first in the history of the XV of France. The manager of Bordeaux-Bègles, Jacques Brunel, should take over.
Bernard Laporte has decided: the president of the French Federation of rugby (FFR) has decided to remove Guy Novès from his post as coach of the XV la France and from replace by the manager of Bordeaux -Bègles, Jacques Brunel, report several media Thursday 21 December evening. This decision to replace a coach during the mandate would be a first in the history of the XV of France, who will play the first match of Six Nations Tournament February 3 against the Ireland .
Laporte must officially communicate December 27 on the future of the coach of the Blues, who have just aligned six defeats (including five test-matches) and a draw, against the Japan at the end of the November tests (23-23).
according to The Sunday Journal , Novès, inducted after the Coupe du world 2015 and which has the worst record for a French coach mid-term (fourteen losses and a draw in twenty-two games), “The news came this Thursday, but not officially” . His assistants, Yannick Bru (forward) and Jean-Frédéric Dubois (back), will also be sacked.
Former Deputy of Laporte
Olympic midday and The Team Announce also the next replacement of Novès, 63 years old and chosen by the predecessor of Laporte, Pierre Camou, by Brunel. The manager of Bordeaux-Bègles, who will turn 64 on January 14, was the deputy of Laporte, in charge of forwards, when he was the coach of the XV of France (2000-2007).
Brunel, who had strongly denied on December 4, at a press conference in Bordeaux-Bègles, the rumor sending him to the head of the Blues, then led Perpignan , with whom he was champion of France in 2009. Then the Italy (2011-2016), before rejoin in the summer of 2016 Bordeaux-Bègles, first as assistant then as head coach at go this summer.
Several names are quoted by the press for be his assistants: Franck Azéma (Clermont), Pierre Mignoni ( Lyon ) and Fabien Galthié (Toulon) for the backs, Sébastien Bruno ( Toulon ), Patrice Collazo (La Rochelle) and Jacques Delmas (without club) for the fronts. Or coaches under contract (except Delmas).
Laporte has planned to meet by December 27 Paul Goze, the president of the National Rugby League (NRL), which manages the professional sector, “In order to reunite all the forces of French rugby around the France team » , according to a statement released Thursday.
Novès has the most beautiful prize list of French rugby, with ten French league titles and four French Cup Europe won at the Stade Toulousain. His position became extremely fragile after the November tests, where the Blues had three defeats for a draw while Laporte had set the goal of win three victories. Following the historic draw conceded to Japan on November 25, the president of the Federation had “Fifteen days to decide” .
He then asked his right hand man, Serge Simon, to lead an audit of the presidents and coaches of clubs providing international carry out an X-ray of “Blue Evils”.
The latter will meet in Marcoussis (Essonne) on January 21, the group chosen for the tournament to be announced a few days earlier.