France head coach Fabien Galthie extends contract until 2027 World Cup

Fabien Galthié has been with France since 2019
Fabien Galthié has been with France since 2019
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France head coach Fabien Galthie has extended his contract with the Les Bleus after signing a four-year contract extension until the 2027 World Cup.

The news follows after France's successful Six Nations campaign where they clinched the Grand Slam for the first time since 2010 following a 25-13 win over England in the final round in Paris last weekend.

The 53-year-old has played 64 Tests for France between 1991 and 2003 and during his playing career he went on to enjoy three Six Nations title in 1997, 1998 and 2002.

Post retirement, Galthie worked with Stade Francais, Montpellier and Toulon before taking in charge of France post 2019 World Cup succeeding Jacques Brunel. He was previously contracted with the French Rugby Federation until the 2023 World Cup.

“It’s done. It’s going to be extended until 2027,” FFR vice-president Serge Simon said.

“When you are lucky enough to have something that is so obviously right, you have to keep hold of it.”

France will be facing Japan next in a two-game series at Tokyo Stadium in July.

 

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