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Any rugby nearby?

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Any rugby nearby?

Hi,

I am taking my husband away for a suprise trip for his 50 th birthday. As he loves sport and music, we are going to the races in Vichy, and I have also got tickets to one of the evening concerts at Fourviere, amongst other things.

Does anyone know if there will be any rugby matches in the area from 20th - 25th July? I know this is a rugby area,and this time of year a lot of teams hold friendlies, but I cannot find any info about matches.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Any rugby nearby?

Lyon is not really a rubby area, rugby is more popular in South-East of France (Toulouse area). Lyon is more a football city with OL and a basketball city with ASVEL.

There are rugby clubs though, but no matches in July I am afraid. Here is all the info:

http://www.rugby365.fr/top-14/

Basket ball season starts again in October and OL has no match in July either :

http://www.olweb.fr/en/Pro/200001/Calendrier

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2. Re: Any rugby nearby?

The nearest Top 14 side to Lyon is Bourgoin. The rugby season is not likely to start until mid to late August. Check here for details http://www.csbj-rugby.fr/

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3. Re: Any rugby nearby?

Hi,

Bourgoin are the local professional team. They are playing ACT Brumbies from Australia in a pre-match friendly at 6.30pm on Friday 24th July. You can get trains from Lyon

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4. Re: Any rugby nearby?

Thnaks for your replies. Have managed to get tickets for the match, will probably decide on the day whether or not to drive.

Thanks again.

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