He took over from Patrice Lagisquet, who left his post in mid-October after Portugal's good run at the World Cup. Where the Lobos had gleaned the first victory in their history in the competition against Fiji (and a draw against Georgia). The favorite team of many rugby fans for the game played.
Sébastien Bertrank will not have stayed in place for long. Less than a month. He resigned on Monday for personal reasons. The former Clermont player believes he cannot meet the demands of the Portuguese Federation regarding his workload. Spending more time at the national team's bedside would have meant his departure from the French Sports Ministry.
Via a press release, the Lusitanian body accepted this resignation while saying it regretted it. “The significant increase in work volume and the numerous requests that the national team received after its excellent performance at the World Cup, with the holding of several international matches and the corresponding weeks of preparation, would imply that Mr. Bertrank would travels more regularly and stays longer in Portugal, which would lead to the cessation of his professional link with the French Ministry of Sports, a situation that he prefers to avoid,” it is explained.
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