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Rugby league in France
- Created 2012-03-12
has been played in France since 1934. As with
, it was introduced by the English and the heartland of the game is the south of the country.
During the Second World War, in association with the French rugby union, the sport was banned by the
, an act which the sport has struggled to recover from. There has been a recent resurgence of the sport following the admission of
to the European
. The game now boasts record numbers of participants, similar in number to rugby league players in New Zealand.
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Jean Galia's parent of the expression jeu à treize or Game of thirteen
France Rugby League
French RL Banned
April 1999, the French Republic's Homage to all sportmen, sportwomen, clubs and federations (FRL included) having had to suffer from the vichy regime and of its national revolution
French Republic' educationnal facilities in Carcassonne, Toulouse, Salon de Provence for the FRL
Rugby treize forum (French and English)
History of Rugby football in France at independent.co.uk
Sport in France
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