An appointment in the pipes since Tuesday and now official.

Franck Azema is now the new coach of Toulon (Var) announces this Thursday afternoon the club by press release.

“His appointment is immediate.

However, the preparation for the match against Biarritz Olympique remains led by James Coughlan and the Toulon staff, ”said Rugby Club Toulonnais.

“I am very happy to welcome Franck Azema, a high quality manager with extensive experience in French rugby.

Our common ambition will be to quickly find the path to victory and success, in the Top 14 as well as in the European Cup, ”was satisfied Bernard Lemaitre, the club president.

"Obtain positive results for the club very quickly"

“I am very proud to join Rugby Club Toulonnais.

I am impressed by the facilities of the RCT Campus, which in themselves are a source of motivation and performance.

I am impatient to return to the field and to share my experience with the players and the staff, with the aim of very quickly obtaining positive results for the club, ”said Franck Azema.

The new coach will be officially presented this Friday at a press conference.

The arrival of Franck Azema comes two days after the departure of Patrice Collazo "by mutual agreement" with the RCT, while the club is having a complicated start to the season.

The Toulonnais are second to last in the Top 14 before their match against Biarritz on Saturday.


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