Johan Ackermann Gloucester era: relative progress but little success

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On Friday 15th May Gloucester Rugby announced that Head Coach Johan Ackermann would be leaving the club to join NNT Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan. 【チーム情報】2020シーズンより新ヘッドコーチが就任します! ・ヨハン アッカーマン コメントにつきましてはホームページに掲載しております👌 ↓ホームページチェック✅https://t.co/4lxh5OQz8v pic.twitter.com/h7rPu8U6v3 — NTTドコモ レッドハリケーンズ (@RedHurricanes) May 15, 2020 How will Ackermann’s time at Gloucester be remembered? Johan Ackermann leaves Gloucester Johan Ackermann departs England after […] READ MORE



Champions Cup power rankings

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With the final stages of Champions Cup pool matches completed Robert Rees takes a look at the final round of power rankings. 1st – Leinster – (-) Leinster retain the top spot and head into the quarter finals with 28 out of a possible 30 points. They rampaged through both Lyon and Benetton in their […] READ MORE


Champions Cup power rankings

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Rounds three and four are complete in this season’s Champions Cup. We have the first team into the knockout stages and Robert Rees ranks each team in the latest LWOR power rankings. 1st – Leinster (Up 1) Leo Cullen’s men take the top spot following their qualification to the knockout stages. An emphatic double header […] READ MORE


Champions Cup power rankings

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Following the conclusion of the opening block of Champions Cup games, there are plenty of shocks and surprises that have befallen. Robert Rees ranks each team in a top 20 Champions Cup power rankings.  1. Exeter Chiefs The only side with maximum points after the opening block of fixtures. Rob Baxter’s men have looked the […] READ MORE



Champions Cup Pool 2 in Focus – Round two

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The Champions Cup kicked off with a bang last weekend, continuing his focus on Pool 2, David Challis has all the lowdown on this weekend’s matches. Sale and La Rochelle face off in a match that could decide their destiny even though it is only round 2 after they both lost last weekend. Conversely, Exeter […] READ MORE



Champions Cup 2019/20: time for a new champion

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Following Saracens’ fine and points deduction in the Gallagher Premiership, the London club are unlikely to be able to compete on both domestic and European fronts this season. They will most likely to also not feature in the Champions Cup next season. Therefore, it is time for a new winner in the Champions Cup 2019/20 […] READ MORE


How did the 2019 European Cup Finals compare to the best?

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This weekend the 2019 European Cup finals weekend made it’s way to Newcastle, England in the week the city mourned the loss of Premiership Rugby. But it was still a party atmosphere with England, Ireland and France all represented across the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals. Thankfully, the matches themselves did not disappoint. Clermont […] READ MORE