French rugby rejects hiring a foreign coach for national squad


In face of recent poor performances of France's national rugby team, more than 1,700 clubs across the country were asked whether they would accept the appointment for the first time of a foreign coach, to which a thumping majority answered 'no'.

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The next coach of France's national rugby team must be home-grown, said French rugby clubs in a poll released on Friday over whether a foreigner should manage the squad, reports Radio France Internationale.