Olympique de Marseille

  • New Lyon Home Named "Matmut Stadium" In €20m Deal

    French rugby union side Lyon Olympique Universitaire (LOU) have confirmed that insurance company Matmut has taken the naming rights to their new home stadium according to Sports Pro Media. The previously-named Stade de Gerland will be known as the Matmut Stadium for the next ten years, beginning January 2017, when Top 14 club LOU move into the venue, recently vacated by soccer side Olympique Lyonnais. The deal is an expansion and extension of a previous deal between the two, which also saw LOU's...

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  • Toulouse Set To Join League 1

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has revealed that French side Toulouse Olympique XIII will be joining Kingstone Press League 1 for the 2016 season. The current French champions will make the competition a 15-team league, which will mean a new system whereby each team has a bye round during the course of the season, and will also enter the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in Round Three but will not compete in the iPro Sport Cup. Toulouse played in the old Co-Operative Championship between 2009 and 2011 a...

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  • Toronto And Toulouse Join Magic Weekend

    Toronto Wolfpack will play Toulouse Olympique at next year’s Magic Weekend according to League Express and totalrl.com. The two teams will clash at St James’ Park on the weekend of May 19th/20th in what will be the first ever Championship fixture to take place at the Super League event after Super League clubs approved the decision to add a seventh fixture to the weekend. The Wolfpack were due to host the French side in Toronto that weekend, but have relinquished their home advantage in orde...

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  • Saracens To Play Heineken Cup Match in Cape Town

    Saracens will break new ground by playing their Heineken Cup Round 5 match against Biarritz Olympique in Cape Town on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. ERC, organisers of the Heineken Cup, and the IRB have both approved an application by the English champions to play the match in South Africa, further growing the club’s brand, sponsor network and supporter base. The decision means South Africa will become the 10th country to host action from European rugby’s premier club tournament, which annual...

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  • Worcester Lure French Coach to Sixways

    Worcester Warriors have appointed Mathieu Rourre as attack coach, as the club forges strong links with Amlin Challenge Cup winners Biarritz Olympique. Rourre will join head coach Richard Hill's backroom staff at Sixways alongside Nigel Redman (forwards), Phil Larder (defence) and assistant forwards coach Phil Vickery as the Warriors build towards the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership season. Rourre, a former player with Biarritz, Paris University and Racing Club France, was the French National Academy m...

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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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  • Racing 92's New Stadium Delayed 12 Months

    Racing 92's new stadium in Paris will not be opened until September 30 2017 after construction problems delayed its expected completion by almost a year. The Arena 92 will hold 32,000 spectators, an 18,000 increase on Racing's current Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, and the delay has been caused by the bankruptcy of an Italian subcontractor in charge of the roof. The stadium in the western suburbs of Paris will also hold several concerts and shows and features in planning for Paris' bid for the...

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  • Blues Switch To Macron

    Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Macron will be their new kit supplier from next season until 2022. The Bologna-based sporting apparel company replace Canterbury, who have been the Welsh region's kit supplier for more than 10 years. This new partnership will see all Cardiff Blues age-grades, the ladies set-up and the senior men all supplied with bespoke kits. The majority of both the teamwear and leisurewear ranges have been designed specifically for Cardiff Blues, combining traditional styles...

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  • Wales RL Agree Kit Deal With BuySportsKitPro And Errea

    Wales Rugby League have entered into a two-year partnership with sports kit supplier, BuysportskitPRO in association with Italian brand, Errea ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. This means that all Wales international sides will wear the errea kit, joining teams like Wigan Warriors, Toulouse Olympique XIII, Dewsbury Rams, Hunslet RLFC, Swinton Lions and the French national side. WRL have worn the errea brand in the past, where they provided kit to the Wales under 16s and 18s sides between...

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  • Zebras Charge into Pro12

    The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) has announced that Zebre (Zebras) will be the new club to replace Aironi Rugby in the Heineken Cup and the RaboDirect PRO12 for the start of the 2012-12 season. Zebre were originally founded in 1973 as an invitational club for north-western Italy. The new club, which will take its place in the Heineken Cup pool draw in Dublin on Tuesday along with the other Italian representative Benetton Treviso, will be based in Parma and will play at the XXV Aprile Stadium w...

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