Dupuy, Azam complete Stade Francais coaching staff

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 06:48
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NEWS: Former France internationals Julien Dupuy and Olivier Azam were on Monday added to French Top 14 side Stade Français's coaching staff for next season.

Dupuy will coach the backs and Azam the forwards alongside John Haggart (defence) and Tristan Sharp (physical training) to complete New Zealand coach Greg Cooper's backroom staff.

Former scrumhalf Dupuy, 33, played for Stade from 2009 after stints with Biarritz and Leicester before retiring.

Prop Azam, 42, spent his playing career at Clermont and Gloucester, before a coaching role Toulon from 2011, followed by Lyon and Oyonnax.

Stade Francais have come through a chaotic season during which their very existence was under threat until a proposed merger with Paris rivals Racing 92 fell through.

Argentine coach Gonzalo Quesada left at the end of the season in which the club won the Challenge Cup.

Agence France-Presse