France and Toulouse star fly-half Romain Ntamack is set to miss the 2023 Rugby World Cup due to an injury to his left knee.
The first key step in preparation for the 2023-2024 EPCR season was taken Wednesday, when the pool draws for the Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup were staged at the superbly appointed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Toulouse clinched a 22nd French title over the past weekend following a stunning last-minute try from Romain Ntamack.
Toulouse and French international star flyhalf Roman Ntamack sealed a 22nd French title for his side as they defeated La Rochelle 29 – 26.
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary
After months of hard work and toil, the spoils of war all come down to this, one final, 80 minutes of rugby and everything left on the field.
Only a few weeks removed from winning the 2023 Heineken Champions Cup, La Rochelle is on the verge of another major European rugby championship.
Stade Toulousain took one step closer to a 22nd French title this evening with just about as polished a performance as anyone could hope to see on a rugby pitch.
Star-studded Top 14 powerhouses Racing 92 and Stade Toulousain will meet in San Sebastian this evening in the semi-final one of the 2022/23 Top 14 season.
Just one game stands between the four remaining teams and the Top 14 final.
Twenty-six rounds of toil for French Rugby’s elite all culminate in three rounds of high-stakes knockout rugby for the top six sides in the Top 14.
RC Toulon back Cheslin Kolbe says Friday’s EPCR Challenge Cup final against the Glasgow Warriors will be up there with the biggest games of his career.
Dublin has hosted three previous Heineken Champions Cup finals – two at the old Lansdowne Road and one at the Aviva Stadium, the venue for this year’s showpiece between Leinster Rugby and Stade Rochelais on May 20.
For the first time in a decade, the Heineken Champions Cup Final is back in Dublin, as the capital city of Ireland, home to the world’s No.1 national team, takes Rugby’s center stage.
Many Leinster Rugby players have improved since last year’s loss to Stade Rochelais in the Heineken Champions Cup final, according to scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park.