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Mohed Altrad Blocked From Becoming Gloucester Majority Shareholder

Montpellier's President Mohed Altrad (C) looks on prior to the European Rugby Union Cup match between Castres and Montpellier on December 18, 2016 at the Pierre-Antoine Stadium in Castres's southern France. / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian-born billionaire Mohed Altrad will not become the majority shareholder at Gloucester Rugby, reports Gloucestershire Live. The current owner of Montpellier Herault in the Top 14 has been trying since November to acquire 54 per cent of the club’s shares, but has been told he cannot do this by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPRC) board. The rules state clearly that …

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Neil Best Column: Ulster Risk Losing Local Talent To Football

Exeter Chiefs v Ulster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

On Monday I took the kids to the Bird Park in Singapore for the third day of Chinese New Year. 18 years ago that day I was in Lansdowne Road with over forty thousand other Ulster fans watching our undoubted star David Humphreys lift the European Cup. I watched a team of local guys turn over the best of French …

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Gloucester Add Two More Forwards Following Williams Signing

Fraser Balmain

Gloucester have continued to bolster their squad for next season after confirming that Leicester prop Fraser Balmain and Worcester front-rower Val Rapava-Ruskin will both be joining David Humphrey’s side next season. The acquisition of Balmain and Rapava-Ruskin follows the signings of Tigers playmaker Owen Williams and Lyon backrower Carl Fearns who will also make their way to the Kingsholm next season. Director …

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Gloucester Confirm The Signing Of Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Wales hopeful Owen Williams next season after the player agreed to personal terms with the club. After signing for the Tigers from the Scarlets in 2013, Williams has amassed over 500 points during his time at Welford Road with the versatile inside back following forwards Carl Fearns, Fraser Balmain and Val Rapava Ruskin to …

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Gloucester Coach Denies Saint-Andre Rumours

France v Italy - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Gloucester Director of Rugby David Humphreys has vehemently denied that the club may bring in former coach Philippe Saint-Andre as his replacement. Billionaire Mohed Altrad – current owner of Top 14 side Montpellier – is looking to buy the club and take over from majority shareholder Martin St Quinton. Recent media reports have suggested Altrad wants to bring in his …

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Welsh Hooker Richard Hibbard Signs New Deal At Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Richard Hibbard of Gloucester breaks with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has signed a new deal at Gloucester. Thanks for all the kind messages. V pleased to have signed on again with @gloucesterrugby. Great club & fans – looking forward to the future — Richard Hibbard (@richardhibbard2) November 22, 2016 The experienced 32 year-old has impressed at Kingsholm since joining the club from his home region …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby v Northampton Saints - Aviva Premiership

Gloucester are still very much in a rebuilding phase after former Ireland fly-half David Humphreys took over as director of rugby at the end of the 2014-2015 season, bringing in a new coaching team featuring Brumbies attack guru Laurie Fisher now acting as head coach. The club has also seen upheaval off the pitch as former owner Ryan Walkinshaw sold …

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Exclusive: Former Munster Coach In The Running To Become Director Of Rugby

LIMERICK, IRELAND - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Thomond Park during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Munster and Saracens at Thomond Park on October 24, 2014 in Limerick, Ireland.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster’s search for a new Director of Rugby appears to be narrowing. Although Munster fans had hoped that Conor O’Shea would become the province’s new Director of Rugby, any such thoughts were quickly dashed when it was announced that the Harlequins coach would become the next Italian boss. Indeed, Munster’s list of potential candidates seems to have shortened, after Fox News in Australia also stressed …

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Gloucester Sign Scottish International

Samoa v Scotland - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Gloucester have made a much needed addition to their midfield. Gloucester have this morning announced the signing of Scottish international centre, Matt Scott. The cherry and whites revealed the news on the club’s website, with Scott set to join Gloucester at the beginning of next season. A clearly delighted David Humphreys stated that the 33 times capped international ‘will add real …

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Provincial Preview: Ulster Rugby

Ravenhill Stadium

This week’s Provincial Preview sees Ulster Rugby come under the spotlight, as the province looks to put last year’s roller-coaster campaign behind them. Overview Summertime in Belfast is never dull. The usual stories and arguments over contentious parades, flags and violence pepper the media outlets leaving very little room for any other news. However, this off season, Ulster Rugby has done its …

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