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Lambie admits playing through suspected concussion

Former Springboks utility back Patrick Lambie has admitted that he played through what he suspected could be a serious concussion in his final few games with Racing 92 in France.

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146dTom Hamilton

Jones: England not distracted by Tuilagi future

The ongoing uncertainty over Manu Tuilagi's future will not distract England from Saturday's Six Nations clash against Wales, but it has not saved him from jokes being made at his expense.


Former All Black Carter to return to Racing 92

Former All Black Dan Carter will return to Racing 92 for the rest of the season as an injury replacement after being released by Japan's Kobelco Steelers.

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Carter leaves French rugby 'in a better place'

No All Black has stood up to this challenge more than Dan Carter, who is about to take that approach with him to Japan and the final stage of his playing career with Kobe Steelers. Here, he speaks to ESPN ahead of his move.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

Leinster and Saracens fans were smiling this weekend as domestic honours were secured, while Castres set up a mouthwatering Top 14 final in Paris next weekend.

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Weekend predictions: Prem, PRO14, Top 14

Following eight months of intense competition four teams are left battling for silverware in the Aviva Premiership and PRO14, while Castres, Lyon, Toulon and Toulouse target a place in the Top 14 semifinals.

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Patience pays dividends for 'ugly' Leinster

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen admitted the final 20 minutes of his side's Champions Cup final victory were "torturous" as he praised his players' resilience.

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430dMartyn Thomas

European review: Player of the week, flop & more

Rugby union displayed its best side in Bilbao over the weekend, as a 61-point thriller of a Challenge Cup final was followed by a tense, nerve-shredding Champions Cup showpiece.

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Lambie suffers serious knee injury

Pat Lambie is almost certain to miss the Springboks' Tests against England after sustaining what is believed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the European Rugby Champions Cup final.

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Bilbao rain could give way to Racing tears

Those who headed to northern Spain in search of sun this weekend look set for disappointment but those who have found a way to Bilbao should witness a fine Champions Cup final.

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434dMartyn Thomas

Leinster must find 'another gear' in Bilbao

Dan Leavy believes Leinster must find an extra gear if they are to beat Racing 92 and secure a fourth European Cup triumph.

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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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Machenaud out of Champions Cup final, NZ tour

Racing 92 and France scrum-half Maxime Machenaud will miss the Top 14 side's Champions Cup final against Leinster and the French summer tour of New Zealand due to injury.

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Sexton, Furlong among Euro POTY nominees

Leinster and Racing 92 dominate the shortlist for the EPCR European Player of the Year after both sides booked their places in the Champions Cup final.

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452dMartyn Thomas

Racing united in bid to create European history

Donnacha Ryan faces his former Munster teammates with Racing on Sunday but he won't let sentimentality get in the way of his side's quest for a first Champions Cup title.

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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

Following six months of intense continental competition the protagonists have been whittled down to just four teams in both the Champions and Challenge Cups.

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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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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is now or never for many teams across European rugby's domestic competitions as teams battle it out for relegation and playoff positions in the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and the French Top 14.

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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across all of the quarterfinals.

2019 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • RAMET2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st Leinster : 27 Tries Scored
  • RAMET3rd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 116 Points Difference