The current vice president of World Rugby and president of the French Federation of Rugby held an event with approximately 200 people where he asked for his re-election.
“I have been waiting for this moment for months, and more precisely four years, the date of my first election: to understand if the actions taken to reform and put French rugby in its place had paid off”, claiming that it had managed to maintain “90 % of the 44 commitments made in 2016 “.
In addition, Laporte spoke of his new commitments for the future of French rugby. In the mess, the ex-scrum half aims in particular to: reach the 100,000 licensees threshold by 2024, develop player safety, feminize practice and authorities (with the particular goal of hosting the next rugby World Cup) , place the Overseas Territories at the center of the federal project or even stop tolerating violence inside and outside the stadiums.
To conclude the announcement of his candidacy for the 2020-2024 term, the current president of the French Rugby Federation, accompanied in particular by Serge Simon and the mayor of Carqueiranne Arnaud Latil, devoted more than an hour of questions and answers, with the different representatives of the club.
The elections will take place on October 3 and Laporte aspires to be four more years at the forefront of French rugby with the 2023 World Cup in between.