Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Remi Casty becomes first Frenchman to make the Super League Dream Team

By Richard Cowley, Date: 11/9/12

In a sign of just how far the French have come since entering a team in Super League, Frenchman Remi Casty has made history this week by becoming the first Frenchman to make the Super League "Dream Team".

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.

France Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – France snapshot and rugby league results


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. 

2008 Rugby League World Cup

Ten best teams in 2007 look towards the 2008 RLWC

By Richard Cowley, 23/12/2007

The final qualifiers for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup finished up in November. Australia, New Zealand, England, France and Papua New Guinea automatically qualified. The remaining five spots have seen 14 teams compete in the qualifying rounds over the last 2 years. The end result will see arguably the best 10 rugby league nations in the World battle it out in next years World Cup.