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Nailiko banned for Hibbard punch

Jone Qovu Nailiko pleaded guilty to hitting Richard Hibbard in La Rochelle's loss to Gloucester last weekend and has now been banned.
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Parra and Lamerat among Clermont walking wounded

Morgan Parra, Remi Lamerat, Aurelien Rougerie and Davit Zirakashvili picked up injuries in Clermont's semi-final triumph.
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Ireland prop Ross to retire

Mike Ross is to start a career in "the fast-growing world of technology" when his playing days come to an end.
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England prop Genge to stay with Tigers

Ellis Genge was named in the England squad last week and has another reason to celebrate after signing a new deal.
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Former Lions lock O'Callaghan signs new Worcester deal

Worcester Warriors have secured the services of former Ireland and British and Irish Lions forward Donncha O'Callaghan for another year.
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Sharks centre Esterhuizen hit with six-week ban

Andre Esterhuizen was banned for a dangerous tackle in 2015 and faces another long absence following his red card against the Rebels.
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Fast start key as Clermont set up Saracens final

Clermont came close to throwing away a substantial lead, but ultimately did enough to reach their third Champions Cup final in five years.
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Stade book final spot as Lions reject Ford fluffs lines

The European Challenge Cup final will see Stade Francais take on Gloucester after a thrilling win over Bath.
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Burns night as Gloucester reach Challenge Cup final

A partisan crowd in La Rochelle were stunned by Gloucester, who will face either Stade Francais or Bath in the final.
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Hodge rescues Rebels at Sharks, Bulls beat Cheetahs

The Sharks played much of the game a man down after Andre Esterhuizen's dismissal, but looked set to win until Reece Hodge denied them.
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Montpellier hammer Racing to go second

Racing 92 conceded eight tries in an emphatic 54-3 defeat to Montpellier in a rescheduled Top 14 fixture.
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Expansive Saracens overcome valiant Munster for final spot

A record-equalling 17th European Champions Cup match without defeat against Munster put Saracens one match away from retaining the title.
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Bridge hat-trick and Read double keep Crusaders perfect

Crusaders have eight wins from eight in the 2017 Super Rugby season, with George Bridge and Kieran Read illuminating their latest victory.
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Jones hints at future Lions coaching interest

Involvement with the British & Irish Lions is "the ultimate rugby experience", according to Eddie Jones, who would consider leading a tour.
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Lions leave it late to tame Jaguares

Elton Jantjies scored the winning penalty for the Lions in a 24-21 Super Rugby win against the Jaguares.
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Stander back for Munster's Champions Cup semi, O'Brien misses out for Leinster

There have been mixed fortunes for British and Irish Lions duo CJ Stander and Sean O'Brien ahead of the European Champions Cup semi-finals.
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Aso & Barrett excel in Hurricanes' comeback win

Beauden Barrett and Vincent Aso produced mesmerising displays as Hurricanes scored 42 unanswered second-half points to defeat Brumbies.
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Jones sets high expectations for England's new faces

Eddie Jones wants to find stars "who are going to be better than the 16 players on the Lions tour" after calling up a host of new faces.
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Bulls and Springboks fly-half Pollard suffers another injury blow

Handre Pollard missed the entire 2016 season and may require another operation after suffering an ankle injury.
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Lions 2017: How will Warren Gatland's Test XV look?

A predicted starting XV for the first Test between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand.
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