Former international captain Marc Palanques, who was elected president of the French Rugby League Federation in early July, has joined the board of the Rugby League European Federation.
A multiple championship and cup winner in a long and distinguished career, he returned to French rugby league in 2015, becoming co-chairman of Carcassonne in 2015 and is keen to make a contribution to the European governing body.
“Our international teams must meet frequently, from young players to full national sides,” he said. “We need to further integrate development between the membership. The RLEF has the desire to build a strong ‘Europe of Rugby XIII’ and I am very motivated to work with them in helping to further broaden their scope and influence.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting all the members for the first time and to participate in their congress in Dublin at the end of the month.”