- Court hands out €75,000 sanction and suspended sentence
- Frenchman suspends himself as World Rugby vice-chairman
World Rugby has been thrown into crisis with Bernard Laporte suspending himself as vice-chairman after he was handed a two-year suspended prison sentence and fined €75,000 by a French court after being found guilty of corruption charges.
The verdict comes just nine months before France hosts the World Cup, over which there now hangs a considerable cloud.
Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/dec/13/world-rugby-in-crisis-after-vice-chairman-bernard-laporte-given-prison-sentence under the title “World Rugby in crisis after Bernard Laporte fined on corruption charges”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.