Claude Atcher

French rugby world cup boss removed over staff abuse claims

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Former rugbyman Claude Atcher has been suspended from his post as head of the 2023 Rugby World Cup organising committee following what sports minister Amélie Oudéa-Castera called 'alarming managerial practices' and 'infringements of financial probity'.

French rugby boss Laporte still in custody over corruption allegations

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Bernard Laporte, head of the French rugby federation, was questioned in police custody for a second day on Wednesday over allegations that he and two others placed pressure on the appeals committee of the French league to reduce a disciplinary punishment against rugby club Montpellier.