"It's not for me to say if Fabien Galthié can train with Jacques and" Jean-Ba "which I want to rent the investment", said last week, the president of the FFR Bernard Laporte in the interview he gave us. A week later, things are clear.
Thursday, Laporte was "Guest" by phone during the debriefing of all the staff that took place in Toulouse. A temperature and opinion that allowed him to accelerate Ronan O'Gara. In our columns, the federal boss wanted to strengthen the defensive sector. "To defend well is to manage to attack the opponent in the good sense of the word, to progress while defending."
According to our information the former opener of the Irish XV had several phone contacts with Bernard Laporte and even Jacques Brunel. O'Gara who will be at the end of the contract after the Super Rugby with the Canterbury Crusaders, whose final is scheduled for July 6, is ready to land as soon as possible with the XV of France. He would have also accepted the principle of freelancing for the 2019 World Cup without asking for more.
Galthie in charge of the game project
O'Gara could work alongside Jean-Marc Bédérède who would retain his prerogatives. Coach Jacques Brunel is keen on the cohesion of his staff and assistants he himself chose 18 months ago. It remains to finalize the arrival of Fabien Galthié.
The latter, invited this Sunday at Stade 2, was content with a terse statement on the subject: "This is not a subject, if I hear the rumor, I also respect the institution and the men in place.There is a president in place, a coach.They will project very quickly in the next Cup. world." However, its short-term future is expected this week.
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