Northampton boss Chris Boyd feels his side will face a tough challenge when they host Leinster in their Champions Cup clash on Saturday.
Bath boss Stuart Hooper admitted his team’s chances of progression in the Champions Cup were faint after their defeat to Clermont on Friday.
Edinburgh made it two victories out of three in this season’s Challenge Cup pool stage as they overcame Wasps 31-20 at Murrayfield on Friday.
Clermont moved top of Pool 3 in the Champions Cup, provisionally at least, after easing past Bath 34-17 at the Recreation Ground on Friday.
Fiji have missed out on the Cup quarter-finals for the first time in the 21-year history of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series leg in Dubai.
Sunday’s Champions Cup action should be a day to remember, with the round getting underway at Kingsholm where Gloucester host Connacht.
The Challenge Cup action continues on Saturday and there are seven games scheduled with Toulon versus London Irish the standout match.
Another busy day in rugby union as Racing 92 terminated the contract of star second-row Leone Nakarawa after he returned to the club late.
During the 2019/20 Champions Cup, we dig through the archives to highlight a hero from a previous tournament. Next up, it’s Rocky Elsom.
Ahead of the action in the European Champions Cup, we take a look at the best bets from two of the big encounters taking place this weekend.
Newcastle Knights have signed centre Gehamat Shibasaki from Brisbane Broncos on a three-year deal.
There are six games scheduled to take place in the Champions Cup on Saturday with Northampton’s clash with Leinster the standout fixture.
The northern hemisphere is miles away from the southern hemisphere in terms of quality and growth on the international stage.
Parramatta Eels have appointed immortal Andrew Johns as a halves and spine coach ahead of the 2020 season.
Sam Burgess has been granted medical retirement by the National Rugby League.
North Wales have signed Jordan Gibson and Joey Brady from the community game.
Parramatta Eels have given new deals to Michael Jennings and Oregon Kaufusi.
Bradford have signed prop Sam Barlow following the completion of his drugs ban.
Former Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper has admitted his infamous knee to the head of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was deliberate.
Former Wallabies back Israel Folau’s camp has reportedly contacted the Bulls and offered the player’s services to the Pretoria-based franchise.
Bentley will face military opposition for the second consecutive season in the Coral Challenge Cup after being paired with the Royal Air Force in the First Round draw which they hosted tonight (Thursday).
Another busy day in the rugby union game as we look at the main discussion points ahead of the big matches in the Champions Cup.
Hull KR have confirmed the signing of half-back Jamie Ellis from Castleford on a one-year deal.
Hull KR have signed half-back Ryan Brierley from Toronto Wolfpack on a one-year deal.
Featherstone have signed centre Greg Worthington on a short-term loan deal from Toronto Wolfpack.
St George Illawarra Dragons have given new deals to Zac Lomax and Tristan Sailor.
Round Three of the Challenge Cup kicks off on Friday with three games taking place, beginning with Enisei-STM hosting Castres in Krasnodar.
Hunslet captain Duane Straugheir has put pen to paper on a new contract for 2020.
The short side returns to Planet Rugby as we study the major talking points ahead of this weekend’s third round of pool games in Europe.
The third round of the Champions Cup gets underway with Bath facing Clermont in their Pool Three game at the Recreation Ground on Friday.
This week former England captain Lewis Moody’s guest is Rav Wilding.
Leigh have signed half-back Jarrod Sammut from Wigan for the 2020 season.