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Larrat to step down in October from French Rugby League Federation as sport expands


Press Release, Date: 27/6/12

Nicolas Larrat announced on Saturday to the French general assembly he will not seek re-election to the post of President of the FFRXIII this October.With illness keeping him away from the congress, it was left to vice president Pascale Laroche to read out the statement which confirmed that he will not stand for a third term.

‘I’ve been supported by some extraordinary men and women over the past eight years,’ said the missive which went on to outline some of the achievements of his time in charge including the promising performances of the national side at senior and youth levels, especially under-16s, and commercial support obtained from sponsors Mutuelle des Remparts, Axa and Puma.

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FRENCH RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

Information on this page updated 14/3/14

Foundation Year - 1934

International Team - Les Tricolores

Highest finish in World Cup - Runner-up World Cup Final (1954, 1968)

Top level domestic competition - In 2006 the Perpignan based Catalans Dragons entered the Super League competition. The French Elite Championship first kicked off in 1935. Currently 9 teams compete in the Elite Championship. 

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