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105dNick Said

Treviso claim comfortable win over Kings 



The Southern Kings' disappointing start to the PRO14 season continued when they were beaten 28-5 by Italian side Treviso in driving wind and rain at the Stadio Monigo on Saturday.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

The PRO14 playoffs are now confirmed and with the Aviva Premiership and French Top 14 facing a dramatic finish next weekend, there is still much to play for with playoff places up for grabs and team eager to book a place in next season's Champions Cup.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is all about the playoffs as the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 edged even closer to the finish flag. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup may take centre stage this week but there is still plenty at stake after the latest round of games.

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347dMartyn Thomas

Inside Italy's battle for Six Nations relevancy

A 31-point defeat by England on Sunday seems to mark yet another year of toil for Italy in the Six Nations. But behind the scorelines, coach Conor O'Shea is leading a quiet rugby revolution in a country that does not recognise the sport as professional.

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368dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European rugby is back as the quarterfinal line-ups are finalised. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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374dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European rugby is back for 2018 as the quarterfinal line-ups are finalised. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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401dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European rugby is back with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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443dCillian O Conchuir

McKinley: From sight loss in one eye to remarkable Italy debut

Ian McKinley lost sight in his left eye playing for Leinster in 2010. Seven years on, the fly-half is in Italy's squad for the autumn internationals and on the verge of a Test debut.

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450dESPN Staff

McKinley, Hayward in Italy autumn squad

Italy have included five uncapped players in their squad for the autumn internationals including Irish-born Ian McKinley.

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466dESPN Staff

O'Shea names McKinley in Italy squad

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has included former Ireland Under-20 fly-half Ian McKinley in a 34-man training squad ahead of his side's autumn internationals.

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528dESPN Staff

Cheetahs kick off PRO14 in Ulster

South African franchise the Cheetahs will get their first taste of PRO14 action on Friday, Sept. 1 as they take on Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.

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536dMartyn Thomas

The issues facing expanded PRO14

It is not difficult to see why Celtic Rugby would jump at the chance to breath new life into the rebranded PRO14. But the organisers face issues as they attempt to make the expansion work.

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536dESPN Staff

PRO14 expansion explained

Tuesday brought official confirmation that South African sides the Cheetahs and Southern Kings would, as expected, join an expanded PRO14 competition. But what will the new championship look like?

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611dESPN Staff

Champions Cup: Italy to lose automatic spot

Italy will lose its right to an automatic Champions Cup place from next season after tournament organisers announced an overhaul of its qualification process.

2019 RankingsEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup

  • TRE6th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Clermont Auvergne : 37 Tries Scored
    CLER1st
    23
    37
  • TRE5th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Clermont Auvergne : 145 Points Difference
    CLER1st
    65
    145