New XV de France coaches

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Martin1813, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Martin1813

    Martin1813 Guest

    According to the newspaper Midi Olympique, Bernard Laporte will be replaced at the head the French national team by former flanker Marc Lièvremont and former winger Emile N'Tamack. They're will be assisted by Didier Retière, coach of the -21 French team.

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  3. Benji40

    Benji40 Guest

    It's a big challenge for France. They don't have a lot of experience but the can give a new fresh to the team.
  4. ikvat

    ikvat Guest

    The former BO and French team flanker (25 selections) Marc Lièvremont 38 yo, is become the new French coach.


    He will be assisted by Emile N'tamack

  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Serge Blanco didn't sound too happy in the papers this morning, whingeing about the lack of consultation.

    It does seem a rather hasty appointment though, I know Ntamack has had success with the under-21 side as has Lievremont with Dax but senior international rugby is quite a step up, surprised that the likes of Galthié or even Berbizier weren't in contention.
  6. ikvat

    ikvat Guest

    French rugby federation is an old monolithic (monotheist...) institution.
  7. Martin1813

    Martin1813 Guest

    Berbizier was the coach between 91 and 95 and he did not like the experience. And Metro Racing is an interesting challenge.
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I've just been wondering has this rush announcement got anything to do with Lapasset becoming head honcho at the IRB and wanting to appoint the coaching team that he wants rather than leaving it to the new President???
  9. Martin1813

    Martin1813 Guest

    I don't think so. He can stay at FFR until june, so there's no rush.

    I agree with Blanco, they should have wait a few weeks. But the debate about what French rugby needs can still be discussed after the nomination of the new team.
  10. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    It's a really big gamble appointing 2 novices to the top job. I know they have had success at lower levels but they havent proved themselves yet at a top level (Top 14 club, etc).

    Both are known for favouring their old style of playing so we just might see the old French Flair back in their gameplan.
  11. friouf

    friouf Guest

    Lievremont and N'Tamack was two big rugby players.

    With the under 21 team, they have done a very good job.

    So, why not with the great french team?

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  12. Holdup

    Holdup Guest

    I'm not sure that the best choice for france team.

    These coaches havn't enough experiences.

    correction from the first message : N'tamak was Fullback too, not only Wing.
  13. Martin1813

    Martin1813 Guest

    So you should have added he was a center too ;)
  14. I think it will be difficult to take Laporte's job
    He had done a lot for French Rugby but Lievremont will continue...

  15. Martin1813

    Martin1813 Guest

    Yes, he managed to increase discipline but he burried French Flair...
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