French Rugby League Federation elects new president

The Federation Francaise de Rugby a Treize (FFR13) has elected a new president, in the shape of Marc Palanques.

Palanques becomes the 15th president of the FFR13, following elections held over the weekend, and replaces Carlos Zalduendo of Toulouse.

Palanques will now resign his seat on the  AS Carcassonne XIII board.

Zalduendo will also step down from the Rugby League International Federation Board, where he sat as one of two RLEF-nominated directors, alongside Graeme Thompson.

Also elected are 24 directors, from whom an executive committee will be appointed under Palanques.

Palanque faces a task to unify two factions in French rugby league, after standing on a campaign of prioritising the French national team and the domestic Elite League.

He won 218 of 332 available votes.

FFR13 will also appoint a new director to the RLEF Board in due course.

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