Already tipped by many as an early-season relegation contender as we inch closer to October, Stéphane Jobard’s men were hit with a deserved 1-0 loss away at Strasbourg last weekend and really have the feel of a club in the midst of a crisis. Losing each of their opening four top-flight appearances this season and the only side who are yet to rack up a single point, Dijon could be in for another long afternoon at the Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday.
French Rugby Federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte was questioned for a second day in police custody on Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspicions he favoured Top 14 club Montpellier, a source close to the case said. Montpellier's billionaire owner Mohed Altrad and the chief organiser of the 2023 Rugby World Cup to be held in France, Claude Atcher, are also in custody, along with two senior FFR officials.
French Rugby Federation (FFR) President Bernard Laporte has claimed he is subject to a "coup attempt" after the official was one of five people questioned amid claims he favoured Top 14 club Montpellier. Laporte is under investigation for his dealings with Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad, who is also being questioned by the French Financial Prosecution Office.
|Champions League (League Winners): Rennes|
|Champions League (League Position): Lille|
|Champions League Qualifying (League Position): Montpellier|
|Europa Cup (League Position): St Etienne, Monaco|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): Strasbourg|
|Relegation (League Position): Reims, Dijon|