Secretary of State for Youth, Sports, and Associations Bernard Laporte of France

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LaPorte has major milestones - Tahoe Daily Tribune These guys almost make Howie Nave look normal.
Bernard Laporte: Bernard Laporte is the current head coach of the France national rugby union team, taking over in 1999.
Coach Bernard Laporte - under intense pressure from the French media following last Friday's defeat against Argentina - has made 12 changes for France's next game to Namibia in Pool D at Toulouse on Sunday.
MARCOUSSIS, France (Reuters) -- France coach Bernard Laporte said on Thursday his recent comments on anti-doping tests in New Zealand and England had been misinterpreted.
Laporte was quoted in Sunday's Journal du Dimanche saying: There is regular medical monitoring in France.
Laporte took over as head coach of the national team at the end of 1999.
However, the following year, Laporte took France to victory in the 2002 Six Nations Championship - not only winning the tournament, but completing a grand slam.
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It is a widespread concept covering politics, culture and social affairs as well as sport - and it is a concept which Laporte is accused of abandoning, as though it is somehow unFrench to put in place a defensive line-up.
But the lesson of the football World Cup shows that Laporte was right to drive a cart and horses through the so-called French exception.
Can anybody explain why he's named Lionel Beauxis at fly half???? He's OK but! And what's with Damien Traille at full back???? Laporte is he, as we all believe, a complete headcase.
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PARIS, France -- Footballers who attack referees should be banned for life, French Minister for Sport Bernard Laporte has insisted, after an official was attacked by players and coaches in French Guiana league game.
Laporte was speaking after a referee was assaulted during a French Guinea league game.
Former France national coach Bernard Laporte has described him as the greatest scrum-half in French history.
it is more to do with the fact he has been able to.
For a coach who has won two grand slams and another Six Nations title in his time, Laporte takes a lot of stick.
Rugby World Cup match against Namibia.
his players after the poor opening performance against Argentina.
Laporte is not a politician, he is not an énarque, but he certainly does learn fast : issue = bureaucratic commission.
PARIS: France rugby coach Bernard Laporte was appointed Tuesday as the French junior minister for sports, a position he will take up in October after the Rugby World Cup.
Laporte is leaving his post to take up a role as minister for sport in President Nicolas Sarkozy's French government.
Bernard Laporte: Its good to have heart and great will but its far from enough to make a great team.
Laporte was especially angry at last week's 39-26 defeat to the Kiwis, blaming the indiscipline of his team, which played without any strategy and only listened to its instinct.
Laporte said he is ready to take on the tough work needed to bring France up to that level and he will have a lot to do before the Six Nations tournament next year.
Hammered out like a mantra for the modern game, these words, loosely translated as 'no mistakes!', have become a byword for France and the platform upon which Bernard Laporte has built his Grand Slam team.
Because, even though new faces have come into the limelight, such as Toulouse wings Vincent Clerc and Cédric Heymans, Laporte has largely been drawing from the same group of players.
France coach Bernard Laporte has issued a defiant message that Les Bleus can 'still play a key role' in the World Cup despite a stunning opening game defeat against Argentina.
Rugby: Bernard Laporte has faced criticism of his 8 year reign despite being on the verge of another Six Nations triumph.
Legacies are not just about words, however, and tomorrow's visit by Scotland to the Stade de France may have considerable bearing on how Laporte is viewed in years to come.
Yesterday Laporte said that he had barely thought about the fact that this would be his last match in charge in the Six Nations.
What you can't say, however, is that Laporte has found his World Cup team.
When Laporte took over in 2000 his aim, it seemed, was to instil consistency in the French game by bringing Anglo-Saxon rigour instead of French flair, but they host Scotland amid the old uncertainty about which France team will turn up.
Laporte is to become France's Secretary of Sate for Youth and Sports.
Is this a joke?" Laporte has looked amused all morning.
In the four years they have battled against each other, Laporte has tried to instil an "Anglo-Saxon discipline" in Les Bleus while Woodward has constantly sought new ways to play rugby.
It is a fitting comparison for, apart from Fouroux, Laporte is now the only man to have been awarded a second four-year contract to coach France.
Yet in the depressed wake of their loss to England in the World Cup, Laporte had hinted he might step down.
It seemed as if Laporte had only given them Plan A, to run England ragged on a dry pitch.
Laporte is understandably happy to linger over England's defeat.
Laporte is also suitably opaque on the reasons for that defeat.
Laporte is notably more relaxed now than when he began in 2000.
It's tough when a player gets old," Laporte says of Magne, who was recalled in place of the injured Harinordoquy yesterday.
When Laporte is asked if his mother now takes pride in his coaching achievements, he laughs again.