Richard Agar leaves role with France national team
By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 30/08/16 5:10pm
France will have a new coach by the time they provide the first opposition for Wayne Bennett's England in October.
Former Wakefield and Hull coach Richard Agar, currently assistant to Tony Smith at Warrington, has confirmed that he is no longer in charge of the French national team.
The move follows the election of Marc Palanques as president of the French Federation in July, taking over from Carlos Zalduendo, the man who appointed Agar in February 2013.
It is thought Palanques wants a French coach to run the national team.
Agar, along with Hull KR interim head coach James Webster, guided France to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2013.
France play England in Avignon on Saturday, October 22, and are in the same group as Bennett's men for the 2017 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.