Laporte and Deans to coach World XV

Date published: April 10 2015

Bernard Laporte and Robbie Deans will coach a World XV in two games later this year against South Africa and Japan.

The World XV will take on the Springboks on July 11.

They will then take on Japan in Tokyo a month later as the sides prepare for the World Cup later this year.

"I'm going to have the privilege of coaching them twice, on July 11 against South Africa and August 15 in Tokyo against Japan," Laporte told RMC.

"It makes me happy. As for the team? I'll come up with it with Robbie Deans. They wanted me to coach a third game on August 29, but that's not possible because we'll have started our season again.

"We'll come up with a team this week."