Laporte accused French clubs of being inferior to their English counterparts after France's 24-7 loss to England in the World Cupsemi-final in Sydney in November.
But Noves, coach of European champions Toulouse, said big EuropeanCup defeats at the weekend for Leicester and Wasps showed that Englishclubs also had their problems.
"It just proves that all that is being said about thesuperiority of English club rugby isn't justified," he told L'Equipe on Monday (Jan 12). "We are being told that English club rugby is in better shapethan French club rugby, and that their players are fitter and better trained.
"Certain people hold them up as examples, but they also havetheir off-days. So what are we to make of that?. The English are stillworld champions aren't they?
"As for those that keep saying that it's the clubs that areto blame, I do not agree and I am fed-up of hearing these lies."
Noves said Laporte had accused French club sides of lackingprofessional rigour, but had erred himself in his team selection policy for theWorld Cup.
Laporte had been wrong, he said, to take along to Australia
"You call that being rigorous? That showed a completedisregard for the players' health and in the end benefits no-one," he said.
"It's no use saying now that we need properly-trained playersto play for France when we have taken the risk of selecting convalescents."
And Noves had sharp words for Laporte's defence of SouthAfrican-born prop Pieter de Villiers who tested positive for cocaine and ecstasy inDecember 2002.
"If you are calling, like him, for a more rigorous approachthen you don't jump in to defend a player who gets to bed at six in the morning andwho tested positive for ecstasy and cocaine," he said
"The player in question is no doubt a charming person, butfrom there to select him for the French national side is just not on."
Laporte, a former club coach himself with Stade Francais, signed anew four-year contract as national coach in December and was givenincreased powers in his dealing with club sides to prepare the next World Cupheld in France in 2007