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#LNR

# lnr - Thursday 30 April, 2020

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September
# European Rugby
# European Rugby

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September

Apr 30th 2020, 12:30 PM 5,971 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 has ended France’s top division after 17 rounds.

# lnr - Friday 13 March, 2020

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt
# Off
# Off

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt

Mar 13th 2020, 2:41 PM 3,888 Views 0 Comments

The suspension includes all collective training by the professional clubs in France.

# lnr - Thursday 10 May, 2018

France international Spedding signs for Castres amid Top14 court battle
# Jiff
# Jiff

France international Spedding signs for Castres amid Top14 court battle

May 10th 2018, 3:53 PM 8,056 Views 5 Comments

The fullback is arguing that his adopted nation’s JIFF rules reduce his chance of employment.

# lnr - Monday 12 September, 2016

Brive's Ugalde facing possible ban for alleged gouge against Grenoble
# Fracas
# Fracas

Brive's Ugalde facing possible ban for alleged gouge against Grenoble

Sep 12th 2016, 3:03 PM 5,126 Views 5 Comments

Sunday’s Top 14 clash in Grenoble was a hot-tempered affair.

# lnr - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Boudjellal's Toulon vow to contest fine for breaking Top 14 salary cap
# New Drama
# New Drama

Boudjellal's Toulon vow to contest fine for breaking Top 14 salary cap

Aug 11th 2016, 2:01 PM 5,906 Views 11 Comments

The RCT president reacted angrily to the decision against his club.

# lnr - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

This season's Top 14 final in Barcelona is set for a 98,000 sell-out
# Nou Ground
# Nou Ground

This season's Top 14 final in Barcelona is set for a 98,000 sell-out

Mar 30th 2016, 8:51 PM 15,786 Views 10 Comments

The 2016 French league decider will be played at FC Barcelona’s home stadium.

# lnr - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

New French club rules aiming to increase attractiveness of play in Top 14
# About Time
# About Time

New French club rules aiming to increase attractiveness of play in Top 14

Apr 30th 2014, 3:21 PM 7,453 Views 5 Comments

Losing bonus points will only be picked up for finishing within five points or less of the winning team.

# lnr - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

New Top 14 TV rights deal worth over €70 million per season
# Rich
# Rich

New Top 14 TV rights deal worth over €70 million per season

Jan 14th 2014, 9:19 PM 20,131 Views 45 Comments

The French clubs are even more in the money after re-negotiating their contract with Canal+.

# lnr - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

French clubs calling for big money offers on TV rights deal
# Rich
# Rich

French clubs calling for big money offers on TV rights deal

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:25 AM 3,487 Views 10 Comments

There could be long-term ramifications for the Irish provinces if the LNR attracts the money they are looking for.

# lnr - Friday 29 November, 2013

The Heineken Cup lives on... for now
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Heineken Cup lives on... for now

Nov 29th 2013, 3:22 PM 3,558 Views 14 Comments

With the English seemingly set to come on board, all looks rosy for the ERC but this battle will resume next year.

# lnr - Thursday 28 November, 2013

French clubs agree to take part in Heineken Cup next season - reports
# Fait Accompli
# Fait Accompli

French clubs agree to take part in Heineken Cup next season - reports

Nov 28th 2013, 4:12 PM 5,508 Views 17 Comments

The Rugby Champions Cup looks dead in the water… for now.

# lnr - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Top 14 clubs to meet to decide Heineken Cup future
# Is This It?
# Is This It?

Top 14 clubs to meet to decide Heineken Cup future

Nov 27th 2013, 6:24 PM 5,456 Views 28 Comments

Suggestions from France are that the LNR is ready to leave the English clubs out on their own.

# lnr - Friday 22 November, 2013

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup
# Impasse
# Impasse

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup

Nov 22nd 2013, 4:11 PM 3,461 Views 17 Comments

The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.

# lnr - Monday 11 November, 2013

FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report
# Incentive
# Incentive

FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report

Nov 11th 2013, 2:40 PM 20,064 Views 25 Comments

Pierre Camou, the president of the FFR, apparently held a meeting with representatives of the Top 14 sides last week.

# lnr - Monday 23 September, 2013

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'
# European Rugby
# European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

Sep 23rd 2013, 2:01 PM 2,798 Views 23 Comments

The FFR say they will stand in the way of their clubs who hope to join the ‘Rugby Champions Cup’.

# lnr - Friday 13 September, 2013

Jean-Pierre Lux asks ERC stakeholders to 'cease public ultimatums'
# Impasse
# Impasse

Jean-Pierre Lux asks ERC stakeholders to 'cease public ultimatums'

Sep 13th 2013, 6:14 PM 1,738 Views 3 Comments

The European Rugby Cup CEO repeated the points agreed in this week’s Dublin meeting.

# lnr - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

'Bury it with the Fairs Cup': Twitter reacts to the Anglo-French rugby breakaway
# Twittersphere
# Twittersphere

'Bury it with the Fairs Cup': Twitter reacts to the Anglo-French rugby breakaway

Sep 10th 2013, 6:51 PM 4,693 Views 2 Comments

Are the Heineken Cup’s days really numbered?

# lnr - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Opinion: Money makes the Heineken Cup go round
# Analysis
# Analysis

Opinion: Money makes the Heineken Cup go round

Sep 19th 2012, 6:15 PM 1,444 Views 1 Comment

Financial arguments relating to the competition have been overshadowed by the death of Nevin Spence, writes Tom Fox.