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Zebre and Treviso face Champions Cup wilderness after rule changes

There will no longer be a guaranteed place in the European Champions Cup for one of the Pro12's Italian teams from the end of next season.
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All Blacks to play 2018 Test in Japan

Japan will play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will entertain the reigning champions a year prior in a November 3 Test.
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France must be at 300 per cent to win 2019 World Cup - Michalak

France will face England and Argentina in their pool in Japan, but Frederic Michalak believes such a tough draw is a positive.
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Schmidt picks eight uncapped players for Ireland's USA tour

With the British and Irish Lions touring to New Zealand, Ireland's squad for the visit to America has a fresh look to it.
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Six Nations fixtures revealed for 2018 and 2019

The fixtures for the next two Six Nations tournaments were announced on Tuesday.
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Saracens the team to beat for aspiring champions – Baxter

Exeter Chiefs take on reigning European and Premiership champions Saracens in the play-offs on Saturday.
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Lions must be 'immaculate', says Rowntree

A tough test awaits the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand, where the last tour ended in a 3-0 thrashing.
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Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure

The British and Irish Lions were whitewashed on their last trip to New Zealand, but a tighter series is anticipated this year.
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Vahaamahina ruled out of Top 14 play-offs

Sebastien Vahaamahina suffered a fractured tibia during Clermont Auvergne's Champions Cup final defeat to Saracens.
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New deals for All Blacks Lienert-Brown and Harris

Anton Lienert-Brown and Nathan Harris have signed contracts until 2020 and 2019 respectively.
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Gatland wants Warburton to sit out Blues' European play-offs

Sam Warburton should not be involved in Cardiff Blues' European play-offs, according to British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland.
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Hamilton announces retirement after Sarries' Champions Cup win

Jim Hamilton said he is "honoured" to have had such a long rugby union career but the time is right to quit.
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Vunipola focused on Premiership glory

Billy Vunipola says Saracens will enjoy their European Champions Cup success but it will not distract them from achieving Premiership glory.
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Western Force upset Jaguares, Southern Kings win all-South African affair

Western Force became the first Australian Super Rugby team to win in Argentina after stunning Jaguares 16-6.
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Spedding crushed by Clermont's European woe

Clermont Auvergne suffered more European heartbreak as Saracens retained their title at Murrayfield.
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Ashton: Try record icing on the cake

Saracens' second consecutive European Champions Cup success saw Chris Ashton set a try-scoring record.
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Saracens retain European title as Ashton sets try landmark

Murrayfield played host to a thrilling European Champions Cup final as Saracens retained their title by beating Clermont Auvergne.
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Crusaders stay perfect with win over Hurricanes, Highlanders march on

There appears to be no stopping Crusaders, who defeated Hurricanes with another impressive showing in Christchurch.
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Historic try 'so irrelevant' for departing Sarries wing Ashton

Saracens wing Chris Ashton will make history if he scores a try in Saturday's European Champions Cup showdown at Murrayfield.
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Storming Stade comeback seals Challenge Cup triumph

Gloucester raced into the lead at Murrayfield, but could not hold on as Stade Francais claimed the European Challenge Cup title.
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