Boudjellal to run for LNR presidency

Aung Thu at Muangthong United

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has announced that he intends to run for the presidency of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby.

The outspoken millionaire hopes to win this year's election, which takes place on October 4, having had his application to be considered as a candidate accepted.

"I'll hold a press conference in September to explain my ideas for French rugby," Boudjellal told L'Equipe. 

"As a candidate, I can say some things that are forbidden for club presidents to say given the threat of being punished."

Boudjellal previously said that he would consider running for the role after Toulon were punished for exceeding the salary cap in 2014/2015, a claim which he fiercely rejected.