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Laporte resigns as president of French Rugby Federation

Bernard Laporte attends the Autumn Nations Series match between France and Georgia (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Bernard Laporte has resigned as president of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) after he received a two-year suspended prison sentence for corruption offences.

Laporte initially stepped aside from the role last month following a recommendation from the FFR’s ethics committee. He also stepped down from his role as vice-chairman of World Rugby after being convicted of corruption offences.

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