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Bassett the hero as Wasps leave it late for final spot

An injury to Kurtley Beale gave Josh Bassett the chance to shine against Leicester Tigers and he sent Wasps into the Premiership final.
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Montpellier lose their cool as Racing book Clermont semi-final

Francois Steyn entered the sin bin and Jannie Du Plessis was sent off as Racing 92 dumped Montpellier out of the Top 14 finals.
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Mallinder clinches play-off victory for Northampton

Only Stade Francais stand in the way of Northampton Saints reaching the European Champions Cup after victory over Connacht on Saturday.
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Lions greats back sevens to challenge

Sevens has the potential to rival the success of the British and Irish Lions tours, according to Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robinson.
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Last-gasp Chiefs end Saracens' double-double hopes

There will be no repeat of a European and domestic double for Saracens, who were beaten in the Premiership semi-finals by Exeter Chiefs.
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Aso shines as Canes thrash sorry Cheetahs

The Hurricanes ran in nine tries against the hapless Cheetahs to get their Super Rugby campaign back to winning ways.
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O'Driscoll, Robinson endorse Hartley amid Owens injury doubts

Should Ken Owens fail to recover from an ankle injury, two former British Lions stars believe Dylan Hartley is the natural replacement.
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Treeby cited over Francis incident

Stormers could be without Shaun Treeby after he was cited by Super Rugby for a high challenge on Blues fly-half Piers Francis.
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Experience gives Saracens the edge - Kruis

For the eighth season in a row Saracens are into the Premiership semi-finals, experience George Kruis believes will be crucial.
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Umaga bemoans referee leniency after Treeby tackle

Piers Francis was knocked out and left with concussion after a high tackle from Shaun Treeby, leaving Blues coach Tana Umaga unhappy.
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Gutsy Toulon battle past Castres to make Top 14 semis

Toulon were staring defeat in the face against Castres, but came on strong in the closing quarter to reach the Top 14 semi-finals.
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Super Scarlets make history with 14 men to reach Pro12 final

Despite being reduced to 14 in the first half, Scarlets held firm to end Leinster's Pro12 title hopes and make the final for the first time.
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Stormers rally to see off Blues

Blues' Super Rugby campaign suffered a major setback as they gave up the lead to lose away to Stormers in Cape Town.
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Parisse steers Stade into Champions Cup play-off final

Cardiff Blues could not halt a Stade Francais side powered by Sergio Parisse from reaching the Champions Cup play-off final.
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Furious Rebels reiterate defiant position over Super Rugby cull

With no decision forthcoming, Melbourne Rebels have again slammed the ARU over its plans to possibly cut them from Super Rugby.
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All-conquering Crusaders beat Chiefs to maintain perfect record

Richie Mo'unga scored 16 points from the tee as Crusaders made it 12 Super Rugby wins out of 12 in Fiji.
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Smith to step down as All Blacks assistant

Steve Hansen said Wayne Smith has left "an everlasting legacy which is all one can expect of an All Black man."
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Best reveals Ireland's blueprint for beating the All Blacks

Ireland are in exclusive company as a team to have toppled New Zealand recently, meaning Rory Best has tips to share with his fellow Lions.
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Saracens and Scotland without Maitland following ankle surgery

Saracens must make do without Sean Maitland in the Premiership finals, while Scotland will also miss the services of the wing.
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Laidlaw hitting right notes as Lions tune up for All Blacks

Greig Laidlaw has been the one hitting the right notes for the British and Irish Lions as they bond ahead of their tour of New Zealand.
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