Former Super League star replaces ex-Leeds player in coaching role

The French Rugby League Federation today unveiled the new coaching staff of the U19 France team. After two years at Toulouse Olympique XIII as a player and then assistant coach, Rémi Casty will be at the head of the “Espoirs” Rugby League France team.

He succeeds former Leeds Rhinos player Eric Anselme who has made the opposite path by integrating the ranks of the Toulouse club.

He is an emblematic figure of French rugby league who joins the club France. Rémi Casty will now be the coach of the U19 France team.

Rémi Casty, coach of the XIII of France U19: “First of all proud and honored to be appointed coach of the U19 France team, to be part of the France club and participate in the development of our young players with the aim of big deadlines that are looming this year with several test matches including one against the English academy and next year with the European Cup to conquer.

“The France team has always had an important place in my career and I am happy to still be able to be present to follow, select and guide future generations towards the next World Cups 2025 and 2029.”

Gilles Dumas, elected head of the top level: “It is a former international player emblematic of our sport who takes the lead of this U19 France team. Rémi has had an exceptional professional career. Having played in the Super League, the NRL in particular, he will be able to share all his experience with our young hopefuls. He is very motivated and has already set to work to prepare for the next deadlines.”

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