This Saturday, Bernard Laporte it was re-elected as president of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) for four years (2020-2024). She obtained the majority of the votes cast with the 51.47%, compared to 48.53% of the opposition candidate Florian Grill.
Therefore, there will be no earthquake in French rugby with a change of command. Four years later, the winner of the electoral contest once again ratifies what seemed like a revolution at the time.
This Saturday the vote was held and Laporte’s confidence was renewed by 51.47% of the votes cast. A representative victory: at 9 in the morning of this Saturday 90% of the club presidents had made their voices heard. At the end 95.21% of the votes were cast. For a long time Bernard Laporte was a huge favorite in his reelection race. However, Grill came up in recent weeks with some votes in the reports prior to the consultation carried out by some French media.
Laporte, returned to office in the final sprint, finally secured his re-election at the end of some meetings where his aura and his qualities as a leader remain indisputable. There are many projects awaiting you now of which three are the most important: maintain the dynamics of the number of licensees, alleviate tensions with the LNR and prepare the XV of France for the 2023 World Cup where it will host.