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Has France found their new coach?

Rumours out of France suggest that ex-Toulon head-coach Fabien Galthié will shortly be unveiled as the new French coach for the next World Cup cycle.

Galthié will join the current coaching set-up for the World Cup as a skills coach with an eye to taking over as head once the Japanese tournament comes to a close.

Galthié played over 60 matches for the French national side and captained the team when Bernard Laporte was coach, back in the early 2000’s. Laporte is now president of the French Rugby Federation and no doubt the previous relationship between the two men has played a part in the new arrangement.

Whilst other coaches from around the world have been linked with the position, the FFR recently announced that they would be looking to bring in a French national, based on the desires of the domestic coaches of France’s TOP 14 competition.

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Has France found their new coach?