27 Oct 2009

Sacked Stade de Francais coach slams pin-up club

7:29 am on 27 October 2009

Ewen McKenzie, sacked in September as coach of the glamour French rugby club Stade Francais, has slammed his former employers by accusing them of prioritising the recruitment of good-looking players for the club calendar.

The popular Stade Francais calendar, called Gods of the Stadium, features nude and semi-nude photographs of team members, and McKenzie has accused the club president Max Guazzin of seeing only two things - his calendar and the team's famous home ground.

McKenzie says the president would choose one player over another simply because he was a better look for the calendar, and other players were asked to leave the club because they didn't want to pose for the calendar any more.