Treiziste Diary: The national newspaper giving rare coverage of French Rugby League

The national press in France has traditionally been a firmly closed door to rugby league, but are there signs that could be changing? PARISIAN newsrooms…

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Treiziste Diary: The form of Rugby League for over-60s that is growing in popularity

It’s never too late to get involved in rugby league, thanks to a new initiative that is helping to attract a new demographic into the…

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Treiziste Diary: Status quo in Elite 1, but changes being made to French lower divisions

There are no major changes at the top of the French domestic competitions in season 2023-2024, but below that, the situation is somewhat different. “THE…

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Can new leadership at the French Rugby League use the success of Catalans Dragons to raise the profile of the sport across the whole of France?

TREIZISTE DIARY The French Rugby League Federation will soon be under new leadership following the resignation of Luc Lacoste. AT THE time of writing, the…

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Rugby League World Cup 2025 launch

French rugby league supporters are reeling from the cancellation of the 2025 world cup, but the sport will somehow survive this latest blow

TREIZISTE DIARY This month I’ll start with the most unexpected digression possible by asking the readers of Rugby League World a simple question: Do you…

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French referee sounds alarm over lack of respect for match officials

Rugby League World’s Treiziste Diarist Pierre Carcau welcomes the appointment of Benjamin Casty as referee of this weekened international clash between France and England, but…

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Treiziste Diary: French Elite 1 smaller but stronger for new season

Rugby League World’s Treiziste Diarist, Pierre Carcau, looks ahead to a new domestic season in France, with an Elite Championship that has reduced in size…

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France needs the World Cup … and the NRL too!

Rugby League World’s Treiziste Diarist Pierre Carcau offers a French perspective on the Australian NRL’s influence on Rugby League, following the postponement of this year’s…

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How France can make a success of the Rugby League World Cup in 2025

Rugby League World’s Treiziste Diarist Pierre Carcau considers the benefits and addresses some of the concerns relating to the news that France is bidding to…

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Farewell Folau: The sporting redemption that went bad

Rugby League World’s Treiziste Diarist Pierre Carcau reflects on the failed sporting redemption of Israel Folau, following a controversial parting of the ways with Catalans…

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