# Lyon

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# big step
Chelsea close in on Champions League semi-finals after first leg win
Guro Reiten was on target to secure a 1-0 win for her side against Lyon.
This year
# Wrap
Ospreys book last-16 spot with late try while Lyon grab crucial 31-7 win
Ospreys defeated Leicester Tigers and Lyon romped to victory over South Africa’s Bulls in the Champions Cup.
# Unfinished Business
Former Liverpool defender Lovren rejoins Lyon
The Croatian signs from Zenit Saint-Petersburg.
Last year
# Vaulx-en-Velin
Five children among 10 people killed in fire near Lyon in eastern France
19 people were injured, including four “whose lives are still in danger”.
# Trés Bien
Messi scores PSG winner after five minutes to regain top spot in Ligue 1
Neymar set up the Argentinian with his seventh assist in eight Ligue 1 games.
# grounded
Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights
The cancellations by the airline include three return flights today and three return flights tomorrow.
# experienced
Leinster secure deal to sign All Blacks centre Ngatai from Lyon
The 31-year-old will arrive in Dublin ahead of pre-season.
# French connection
Lyon dominate Toulon to land maiden Challenge Cup crown
It’s a first European title for the Top 14 team.
# dominance
Lyon beat Barcelona to claim eighth Women's Champions League
First-half goals from Amandine Henry, Ada Hegerberg and Catarina Macario sent the French side on their way.
# End of the road
Former France fly-half set to retire
Lionel Beauxis announced on Friday night that he would be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.
# resilience
Ukrainian tennis star reaches final a week after escaping Russian bombs
Dayana Yastremska had a Ukraine flag draped over her shoulders when she walked on court
# busy day
Juve duo arrive at Spurs but Conte clears house with several high-profile exits
It’s been a busy deadline day at Tottenham Hotspur.
All time
Lyon President banned for 10 games for behaviour at abandoned match
Lyon’s clash with Marseille was abandoned after Marseille’s Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a bottle thrown from the crowd.
# Top 14
JJ Hanrahan scores try in impressive debut as Clermont suffer defeat to Lyon
The former Munster man crossed over for his side’s opening score in the seventh minute.
# Done Deal
Shaqiri ends Liverpool spell as Lyon complete deal for Swiss star
The 29-year-old made 63 appearances during his time with the Reds, scoring eight goals.
# Off the Mark
Pochettino gets first win with PSG, but Lyon stay top of Ligue 1
The Argentine’s first outing was a draw with St Etienne.
# Magnifique
Kadewere helps 'magnificent' Lyon go top of Ligue 1
Earlier, Andre Villas-Boas said Marseille’s 1-1 draw with Reims was a “missed opportunity.”
# Upheaval
Two Champions Cup games cancelled due to Covid-19 cases in Exeter squad
There could be huge ramifications for Munster, Ulster, and Connacht in Pool B.
# Lyon
Manhunt continues in France after shooting of Greek Orthodox priest
The priest remains in a critical condition.
# Lyon
Priest shot outside Greek Orthodox church in Lyon, France
He is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
# lyon mean winning machine
Renard powers Lyon into fifth straight Champions League final
Lyon were 1-0 winners against domestic rivals PSG in Bilbao.
# slog
Lyon force penalties, but PSG triumph in French Cup final to seal double
Bertrand Traore missed the crucial spot kick before the shootout ended 6-5.
# Reprieve
French court suspends relegation from Ligue 1
The court also rejected a request from Lyon to resume the season.
# Money Money Money
Former Ballon d'Or winner Hegerberg signs long-term Nike deal reportedly worth over €1 million
The Lyon player had previously been sponsored by Nike’s rival Puma.
# Criticism
Lyon slam French football league for 'suddenly' ending Ligue 1 season
The club feel that the decision could see the division slip further behind Europe’s top leagues.
# french revolution
Ex-France centre Mathieu Bastareaud returns to Lyon after short spell in New York
The 31-year-old, who retired from international rugby after his World Cup omission, is returning to home soil.
# cancel culture
Man City's Champions League clash with Real Madrid postponed
Juventus’ clash with Lyon has also been called off.
# Dangerous dave
Kearney double helps Leinster sweep aside Lyon
Leo Cullen’s side scored six tries as they moved one step closer to securing top seed for the quarter-finals.
Leinster v Lyon, European Rugby Champions Cup
Kick-off at the RDS is at 1pm.
# Team news
Fardy to lead Leinster as Cullen names side to face Lyon
A raft of Leinster’s front-line internationals return as they seek to secure a home quarter-final.
# wolf on the rock
Cian Healy happy to meet challengers in competitive Leinster squad
‘They want to knock the old boy off the top’.
# Departing
Connacht facing big blow with key man Fainga'a set for move to France
The Aussie openside has been superb for Andy Friend’s side since his move from the Rebels.
# statement
Star striker Moussa Dembele not for sale, insist Lyon amid Chelsea speculation
The French side insist that they will do everything possible to retain the ex-Celtic man’s services.
Lyon v Leinster, European Rugby Champions Cup
Last year’s runners-up went to France to take on the Top14 leaders.
# Acid test
Former All Black sees Leinster visit as a chance for Lyon to prove their European pedigree
The sides meet in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday.
# Souvenir
Leinster look back to 'huge lesson' learned in Toulouse last season
The Top14 leaders look set to deliver a statement of intent in front of their home support.
An Irishwoman will be one of the officials in charge of this Sunday's World Cup final
Michelle O’Neill will be an assistant referee for the match between USA and Netherlands.
# Drama
USA book World Cup final spot as 10-woman England denied by VAR and penalty miss
Steph Houghton missed a late spot-kick as the defending world champions ran out 2-1 winners in Lyon.
# Great Scot
Flawless Laidlaw steers Clermont into next weekend's Top 14 final
Franck Azema’s side will face Toulouse in the decider after proving too strong today for Lyon.
# France
Multiple injuries after parcel bomb explodes near bakery in Lyon
French President Emmanuel Macron said it appeared that there were no fatalities.