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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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Gloucester Talks For Proposed Takeover ‘Productive’

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: A general view of the Kingsholm Stadium prior to the European Rugby Challenge Cup pool 5 match between Gloucester Rugby and Oyonnax at Kingsholm Stadium on January 17, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Today we have learned more information about the potential takeover of Gloucester rugby club by Mohed Altrad the Montpellier owner. News from the rugby club today was that intense discussion with the European rugby chiefs were positive and that the Montpellier owner has moved closer to completing the takeover. As stated before, the board of European Club Rugby have come out …

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Bath Set To Confirm Burns Signing

EXETER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 24: Freddie Burns of Leicester Tigers kicks past Ollie Devoto of Exeter Chiefs during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park on December 24, 2016 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Bath Rugby are set to announce the capture of Leicester fly-half Freddie Burns by the end of the week, according to the Bath Chronicle.  With George Ford leaving the Recreation Ground to join Leicester for a deal reported to be around £450,000-a-year, Todd Blackadder has wasted no time in finding a replacement for the 23-year-old England international. Burns returning to …

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Mike Ford Set For Immediate Return To Premiership Following Toulon Sojourn

Bath Rugby v Saracens - Aviva Premiership Final

Gloucester look set to appoint a new coaching team, once Mohed Altrad’s takeover of the club is given the green light by World Rugby and European Professional Club Rugby next week. Despite the controversy surrounding Johan Goosen’s retirement and subsequent rumours connecting the South African with moves to either Montpellier or Gloucester, the Daily Mail believe Altrad’s takeover over will be given the go-ahead …

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List Of Already Confirmed Aviva Premiership Transfers Ahead Of The 2017/18 Season

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

During the course of the last few seasons, Aviva Premiership clubs have not been afraid to compete with the likes of Toulon, Racing 92, and Clermont Auvergne in the transfer market. Backed by a massive broadcasting deal signed with BT Sport in 2015, Premiership clubs attracted the likes of Kurtley Beale, Matt Toomua, Ben Te’o and Schalk Burger to England last summer. Despite the …

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Eddie Jones Appoints New England Skills Coach Ahead Of Six Nations

England v Australia - Old Mutual Wealth Series

England under 20s attack and backs coach Rory Teague has been promoted by Eddie Jones, and handed the role as full-time skills coach with the senior team. Teague previously worked within the senior set-up for two days per week during the November series, and according to ESPN, was being sounded out by the Northampton Saints following Alex King’s departure from Franklin’s Gardens …

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Leicester Tigers Confirm Interest In England Fly-Half After Owen Williams Departure

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

Although news of Owen Williams’ impending departure from the Leicester Tigers didn’t come as too much of a surprise, his move to Gloucester does come as a bit of a blow. Williams’ ability to play at inside centre grants the Tigers additional creativity, particularly with Matt Toomua ruled out for the remainder of the season. The Welsh playmaker also possesses a massive boot, …

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