Hull KR forward Kevin Larroyer says French rugby league needs greater unity if it is ever to reach its potential.
France will not be competing in the Four Nations in October, having lost to Scotland at the 2014 European Cup.
A weakened French side were also beaten 84-4 by England in October 2015, ahead of next year's World Cup in Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia .
"We've got loads of young players but they don't really know where to go," Larroyer told BBC Radio Humberside.
"We are all divided. I think we need to work with each other to be strong, to work together and try to improve rugby league in France because I really think we've got potential."
"We need a strong French championship as well to try to give some new players to Catalans Dragons or give a chance to go to [League One side] Toulouse as well or to go and have a crack in Super League."