Top14 and all French rugby banned until September

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Top14 rugby and French legs of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge quarter finals are in major doubts following the news that French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has banned all sporting events until September. There are also plans to keep crowds from events until January. Season unlikely to be finished It’s back to the drawing […] READ MORE


EPCR speak out on ‘Club World Cup’ proposal

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The news broke on Monday morning of discussions regarding a Club World Cup in the place of the current European competitions. EPCR have since given a statement on the current state of affairs.  Robert Rees brings you the latest on the proposal. Club World Cup proposal Much like football, there is a want from some […] READ MORE


England and Northampton Saints flanker Courtney Lawes visits cancer patient

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Courtney Lawes has spent his spare time visiting Alfie at Queens Medical Centre, a six-year-old cancer patient. The visit wasn’t planned and the Saints flanker even left behind a signed shirt after spending 90 minutes at the hospital. Courtney Lawes’ random act of kindness In a month that has seen Premiership Rugby, led by Gloucester, […] READ MORE


EPCR ready to complete Champions and Challenge Cup quarter finals amid Coronavirus fears

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EPCR – the governing body of European rugby – have today announced their plans to continue with the Champions and Challenge Cup quarter finals as scheduled.   Challenge Cup and Champions Cup to go ahead Following the cancellations of Six Nations games among other sporting events EPCR has today announced that they plan to go […] READ MORE


BREAKING: Premiership Rugby confirms Saracens relegation

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After what seems a lifetime, Premiership Rugby has finally brought the endless amounts of speculation to an end tonight. They confirmed what has been widely reported; Saracens relegation at the end of the 2019/20 season. In a statement released by Darren Childs, Chief Executive of Premiership Rugby, the London club’s future has at last been decided after […] READ MORE


Gloucester Rugby defeat Connacht 26-17: main talking points

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A spirited second-half performance from Gloucester Rugby against Connacht saw them secure a vital bonus-point win to keep their Heineken Champions Cup hopes alive. It finished Gloucester 26-17 over Connacht, at Kingsholm. Tries from Louis Rees-Zammit, Jake Polledri and a brace from man of the match Tom Marshall helped the Cherry and Whites move up […] 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


Rob Baxter ‘Proud of Composure and Fight’ in Glasgow win

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In his pre-match notes, Tony Rowe spoke of the importance of transferring “our form from the Gallagher Premiership”. Rob Baxter and the Exeter Chiefs were able to deliver such a performance, as his side end the first block of games on top of Pool two. It was a cagey affair in the first half but, […] 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


Champions Cup draw – Holders Saracens headline pool of death

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The Champions Cup draw has thrown up some titanic match-ups in the pool stages as the defending champions Saracens get drawn into the group of death. Robert Rees has your preview ahead of next season’s competition. Pool 1 Leinster, Lyon, Northampton Saints, Benetton Last year’s runners-up Leinster are expected to claim the top spot somewhat […] READ MORE