The French National Rugby League (French: Ligue Nationale de Rugby), known as the LNR, manages the professional rugby sector in France, by delegation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the French Rugby Federation.
- organises, manages and regulates the two French rugby club divisions, Top 14 and Rugby Pro D2,
- promotes and develops the professional sector of French rugby clubs, and represents it in the management of European cups,
- negotiates and markets the television and partnership rights of the French Rugby Championship TOP 14 and PRO D2, and
- assures the defence of the material and moral interests of professional rugby.
Data on the ownership of LNR is not available.
LNR has long-term plans to establish a third fully professional division below Pro D2; the new league is scheduled to launch in the 2020–21 season.
It remains difficult to see the naming of the LNR as anything other than yet another attempt by French rugby union to marginalise French rugby league - something which has continued unabated since the 1930s.
- Mortimer, Gavin (18 August 2016). "French rugby enjoys a popularity boom as it looks to the future". Rugby World. Retrieved 12 February 2017.