In an interview with France Inter on Tuesday, the president of the French Rugby Federation, Bernard Laporte, announced that the home matches of the Blues of the 2021 6 Nations tournament will take place behind closed doors.
The 2021 6 Nations Tournament will take place in a few weeks, but one thing is already certain, the home matches of the Blues will take place, whatever happens, behind closed doors. Indeed, this announcement was made by Bernard Laporte himself, in an interview with France Inter on Tuesday. In total, the XV of France will play two matches in France. The president of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) thus declared: “We have to play four games behind closed doors this fall, plus two more during the 2021 6 Nations Tournament, in February and March. “
This famous 6 Nations Tournament will take place between February 6 and March 20. The men of Fabien Galthié must welcome, each time at the Stade de France, Scotland on February 28, then Wales on March 20. During this same interview, Bernard Laporte did not hide anything either of the losses to come for the Federation: “The shortfall, just for the French Rugby Federation, will be 34 million euros. It’s a third of our budget. It is often said that we are an association but we are a company. “
The Blues’ summer tour in Argentina had been canceled due to the pandemic
The former Secretary of State for Sports, between 2007 and 2009, was received this Tuesday by Emmanuel Macron, through a meeting which took place by videoconference. With the aim of speaking in particular about French sport and its future, in this period of the coronavirus pandemic, which still continues to prevail throughout the world today, the President of the Republic had also brought together representatives of different sports, whether in the professional world or even in the amateur world, people related to sports halls, as well as champions such as Tony Parker, Gwladys Epangue or even Sarah Ourahmoune.
Due to the pandemic, the Blues’ summer tour in Argentina had to be canceled. To compensate, the XV of France has scheduled six meetings between October 24 and December 6.