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# lnr - Friday 13 March, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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 This post contains images

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

Are the Heineken Cup’s days really numbered?

# lnr - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Opinion: Money makes the Heineken Cup go round

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