ASM Clermont Auvergne

  • SRU Calls For Cotter

    The SRU has appointed current Clermont Auvergne head coach Vern Cotter as the next permanent head coach of the Scotland senior international side. The 51-year-old is not due to begin work in his new job until his contract with the French club ends in June 2014 but some reports are suggesting he may leave early after seeing his side lose the Heineken Cup final and Top 14 semi-final in quick succession and speaking out about certain players and staff. Cotter will take over from Scott Johnson at Sc...

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  • Cudmore Takes Concussion To Court

    ... head knock in the European Cup final against Toulon, but once again continued playing. Clermont reacted by saying: “It is not, as has been mentioned, a ‘complaint against the club’, but merely a procedure aimed at soliciting a medical opinion. “ASM Clermont Auvergne will make transparent all factual and objective elements that the designated expert could ask for,” the club was reported to have said, adding that the player then went on to compete in the 2015 World Cup and sign a two-ye...

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  • Bath Chairman Craig To Be Champions Cup Director

    Bath chairman Bruce Craig is set to be appointed as one of three executive directors of the new European Champions Cup alongside representatives from the Pro12 and the Top 14, according to The Rugby Paper. Craig is expected to be named alongside Paul McNaughton and Rene Fontes as the chosen men to represent the three major European leagues on the executive committee. A source told The Rugby Paper: “These three will be crucial to the success of the Champions Cup. We need people with the ability...

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  • Champions Cup Final Moved To Mid-May In 2016

    The final of the Rugby Champions Cup will be moved to the middle of May in 2016 after fears of a half empty Twickenham Stadium when Toulon and Clermont Auvergne contest this seasons final at the weekend. Moving the final to the beginning of May was one of the big changes in the format of the competition for this season, with the French clubs reportedly the most behind the change as it allows them extra time to concentrate on the end of their domestic season. But with a crowd of only 50,000 expec...

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  • Under Armour To Kit Out Wasps

    US sportswear company Under Armour has signed its first partnership with an English Premiership rugby union club after agreeing a multi-year deal with Wasps. Under Armour will replace UK sportswear brand Kukri as Wasps’ official technical-wear partner ahead of the team’s new kit launch in the summer. Wasps are the first Premiership club to secure a deal with Under Armour but the company does have existing partnerships with the Welsh Rugby Union and French Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne. Und...

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  • Top 14 Budgets Up By 8% For New Season

    Budgets for the French Top 14 clubs for the upcoming season are up by more than eight per cent compared to last year, with a combined budget of almost €300m. Figures released by Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) earlier this week show Toulouse to have the largest overall operating budget in the division with €35m and they have strengthened their squad over the summer by signing the likes of fly-half Toby Flood, prop Neemia Tialata, hooker Corey Flynn, No.8 Imanol Harinordoquy and winger Alexis...

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  • Five Of Six Women's Sevens Series Venues Announced

    Five of the six legs of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series have been confirmed. Olympic gold medallists Australia and Rugby World Cup 2019 and Olympic Games 2020 hosts Japan are the latest countries to host rounds of the series, which gets underway in early December. The series will kick off alongside the men's equivalent in Dubai in early December, before joining the Sydney Sevens in February. It then moves to a new location in Kitakyushu, Japan, in April before heading to Victoria, C...

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  • Champions Cup Semi-Final Venues Confirmed

    The semi-final venues for this year's Rugby Champions Cup have been announced ahead of this weekend's quarter final stage. Brighton's AMEX Community Stadium, which will host two games at this year's Rugby World Cup and recently played host to an England U20s game, will host a semi-final should Wasps make it to the next round. Interestingly, should Northampton qualify for the semi-finals, their fixture will take place at Wasps' Ricoh Arena in Coventry.The Stade Velodrome in Marseille will be the...

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  • More to Season Ticket Sales than Silverware

    As many a rugby club will tell you, it wouldn’t survive without its fans. The heartbeat of a club and the ever-present contributor to its community feel, the supporters are crucial. To keep the faithful satisfied and eager to return to their club of choice on a fortnightly basis is a must. Running Rugby spoke to a selection of Aviva Premiership sides about their season ticket sales for next season and how they plan ahead to make the most of the fans' investment. Harlequins this week reported r...

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  • Airton Risk Picks The Likely Champions Of Europe

    Airton Risk, the division of Paddy Power PLC that deals with hedging the financial risk related to the outcome of sporting events for teams and brands, has released probability statistics for the European Champions Cup after the first (incomplete) round of fixtures. Toulon at 26.67% probability are shown as favourites, followed by Clermont (25%), Saracens (12.5%), Racing Metro (9%), Toulouse, Northampton and Munster (all 6.67%). Airton produce probability lists at each stage of the tournament to...

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