French Rugby

It will take a monumental performance from Racing 92 to beat Leinster in Bilbao

You had to feel for Scarlets captain Ken Owens in his post-match interview. He was at a loss to make sense of a game in which his side had competed, given their all. They had not played especially below par but had never seemed like winning.<p>Scarlets are a very good side; they have potent attacking …

Top 14

Pau lose Steffon Armitage for at least six months

PAU (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>English back-row forward Steffon Armitage ruptured an Achilles tendon as his team Pau lost at Cardiff and will be out for six to nine months, his club said on Monday<p>The 32-year-old former England international, Pau's most used player this season, underwent tests on Monday which …

Top 14

Highlights of Racing 92 vs Munster (2018 Champions Cup)

Rassie Erasmus is on the cover of the new issue of <i>SA Rugby</i> magazine, on sale this week.<p>South Africa’s top franchises and the Springboks must work …

South African Rugby

Rugby : La méfiance de l'entraîneur du Racing 92 pour la finale face au Leinster !

- Laurent Travers, co-entraîneur du Racing 92 aux côtés de Laurent Labit, reste assez dithyrambique à l'égard du Leinster....

Rugby

Dan Carter guides Racing 92 into European Champions Cup final

Dan Carter used his experience to help Racing 92 beat Munster and earn a place in the European Champions Cup final.<p>Dan Carter has guided Racing 92 …

Sport (New Zealand)

Racing 92 vs Munster, Champions Cup semi-final live score updates

2:28PM<p>Reminder of the teams<p>Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko are on the bench for Racing, which tells you just about all you need to know about the strength of their 23.<p>Munster keep Simon Zebo among the replacements. They are well stocked too.<p>2:24PM<p>Weather update<p>Mercifully for Munster players (and …

Sport (UK)

Racing 92 blow away Munster to set up Champions Cup final with Leinster

Racing 92 ripped the Munster defence to shreds with three tries in the opening 21 minutes to set up an eventual 27-22 win at Stade Chaban-Delmas that …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Cardiff Blues win old-fashioned tussle with Pau to reach Challenge Cup final

The pitch invasion in the aftermath of this Challenge Cup semi-final win harked back to a bygone era.<p>There was elation as Cardiff booked their place in the final against Gloucester, their first shot at silverware since winning the same tournament in 2010.<p>There was something rather old-fashioned …

Rugby Union

Cardiff Blues 16-10 Pau: A stunning day for Welsh rugby as European Challenge Cup final awaits

Ellis Jenkins led the way with an inspired display as Cardiff Blues booked a place in the final of Europe’s Challenge Cup with a riveting victory …

Cardiff Blues

Gloucester qualify for 2018-19 European Champions Cup after Cardiff beat Pau

<b>Gloucester have qualified for the 2018-19 European Champions Cup after Cardiff Blues beat Pau in their Challenge Cup semi-final on Saturday.</b><p>The Challenge Cup winners are given a Champions Cup place for the following season but as Cardiff have qualified for the competition via their league position, …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Scarlets crash out of Champions Cup after defeat to Leinster

The Scarlets crashed out of the European Champions Cup after a comprehensive 38-16 defeat to Leinster in Dublin.<p>Johnny Sexton scored one of his …

News (Wales)

European Champions Cup semi-finals: Racing 92 v Munster

<b>Former New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter only makes the bench for Racing 92, with Springbok Pat Lambie at 10 for Sunday's semi-final against Munster.</b><p>The Irish province welcome back the fit-again Keith Earls on the wing.<p>The 30-year-old, who has 67 Ireland caps, is one of nine changes from the side …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Conrad Smith prepares for retirement after successful finale with Pau

There will be no grand announcement, that is far from Conrad Smith’s style, but retirement for one of the finest centres of his generation is now only a few weeks away.<p>Now 36, Smith has spent the last three years based to the north of the Pyrenees with Pau, who face Cardiff Blues in the Challenge …

Cardiff Blues

What time does Cardiff Blues v Pau kick off? TV channel details, team news and latest odds

The Cardiff Blues face arguably their biggest game in nearly a decade when they host Pau in their Challenge Cup semi-final at the Arms Park this …

Cardiff Blues

How To Watch European Cup Semi-Finals

The two Champions Cup semi-finals are on two different channels. Make sure you know when and where they start<p><b>How To Watch European Cup Semi-Finals</b><p>The …

Rugby Union

Rugby - Coupes d'Europe - Le Racing attend 2.000 supporters à Bordeaux malgré la grève

- Le Racing 92, seul club français encore en lice en Coupe d'Europe de rugby, a indiqué jeudi attendre 2.000 de ses supporters dimanche à …

Rugby

Rugby - Challenge - Pau - Challenge européen : Colin Slade (Pau) absent à Cardiff

Rugby

European rugby Power Rankings, week 23: Chris Ashton's Toulon climb into the top ten

Two new sides in the top ten and plenty of risers and fallers throughout: so much for everything being settled towards the end of the season.<p>Check out the latest rankings below.<p>40. Kings (1-19, no change)<p>39. Dragons (5-2-18, down two)<p>38. Brive (9-1-20, down three)<p>37. London Irish (6-20, down …

Top 10

Heyneke Meyer aims to turn Stade Français into 'best team in world'

Heyneke Meyer has vowed to turn Stade Français into 'the best team in the world'.<p>The Paris club is currently 12th on the French Top 14 log and in a …

South African Rugby

Dan Carter's Racing 92 toppled by Toulose in French Top 14 competition

Dan Carter's return to the No 10 jersey failed to inspire his French club Racing 92 to victory in the Top 14 competition on Monday (NZT).

New Zealand Rugby

Wallabies abroad: Harris, Gill star for Lyon

While Super Rugby and the Commonwealth Games took centre stage at the weekend, all eyes were back on club rugby in Europe.<p>Here's how each of the …

Harlequins

Rising Castres win at slumping La Rochelle

PARIS (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>Castres jumped into the Top 14 playoff places when they won 26-18 away to fast-fading La Rochelle on Sunday.<p>The victory lifted Castres to 64 points and into the sixth and final playoff spot after 24 rounds of matches. They overtook Pau, who lost at home to Agen on Saturday and …

Top 14

2018 French Top 14 wrap (Round 24): Castres beat La Rochelle 26-18

Castres claimed a crucial 26-18 win against La Rochelle, while there were also Top 14 wins for Toulon, Agen, Oyonnax, Clermont, Lyon and Toulouse.<p>The …

South African Rugby

Goosen ends controversial 'retirement' in Pro14 match

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) -<p>Former Springbok Johan Goosen ended a controversial 'retirement' by playing for the Cheetahs this weekend in a Pro14 home loss to Munster.<p>The 25-year-old fly-half/full-back walked out on Racing 92 at the end of 2016 despite having a contract with the French Top 14 club to …

South Africa

Ashton breaks French Top 14 try record

Toulon’s English international winger Chris Ashton broke the Top 14 record when he scored his 22nd try of the season as he opened the scoring against …

Top 14

Cotter puts Montpellier style to test in France

PARIS (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>Montpellier's New Zealand coach Vern Cotter insists being French Top 14 leaders is meaningless unless the club can translate their dominance into a first national league title.<p>Cotter's men can virtually wrap up a semi-final spot with victory on Saturday over three-time …

Top 14

Goosen won't get warm reception in France - ex-Bok

2018-04-13 10:44<p>Johan Goosen (Getty Images)<p>Cape Town - Former Springbok prop <b>Keith Andrews</b> says <b>Johan Goosen</b> can expect a hostile reception when he …

Sport (South Africa)

Rugby - Top 14 - CAB - Top 14 : le CA Brive avec Joe Snyman face à Oyonnax

Rugby

Rugby - Top 14 - MHR - Top 14 (Montpellier) : Louis Picamoles sur le banc face à Toulon

Rugby

Goosen back in Cheetahs colours for Pro14 clash against Munster

After an eventful sojourn in the French Top 14 with Racing 92‚ Johan Goosen is back in Cheetahs colours for their Pro14 clash against Munster on …

South African Rugby