Rugby Guy Novès in front of the tribunals to "wash his honor"

The former coach of the XV of France Guy Novès will claim, tomorrow, before the industrial tribunal of Toulouse, 2.9 million euros to the French Rugby Federation (FFR) to "wash his honor". Novès, 65, had arrived at the head of the Blues in 2016. But, 21 games later (seven wins, thirteen defeats, a draw) in late December 2017, he was landed by the president of the FFR, Bernard Laporte. To justify the sacking of the man with the biggest French coaching record with Stade Toulousain, Bernard Laporte claimed a "serious mistake" and reported on an audit of the clubs, players and leaders who he did not produce. In court in Toulouse, Novès will seek recognition of the illegality of the decision, because he claims to have read in the press, not in a letter and then in an interview prior to the dismissal during which he could have explain. F. S.

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