Inexperienced England see off Barbarians
England triumphed 28-14 against the Barbarians at Twickenham in their final workout before next month's Argentina tour -- but it may have come at a cost.
British & Irish Lions Watch
11 British & Irish Lions bound for New Zealand were in action across the weekend in the Aviva Premiership final, the PRO12 final as well as the Top 14 semis. Find out how they got on.
New Zealand Team of the Week
The Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes all prevailed in entertaining wins while the Blues and Chiefs played out a draw. But who made our New Zealand team of the week?
Gatland: I have the upmost admiration for O'Driscoll.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland looks back to 2013 when he sent the rugby world into a tailspin after dropping Brian O'Driscoll for the third Test against Australia.
An astonishing final. Bruising, gruelling and exhausting. Here are the Aviva Premiership champions - the Exeter Chiefs
'Harsh words' set Exeter on path to title
Gareth Steenson has revealed how a 35-8 defeat to Clermont Auvergne back in October, and the frank discussion that followed, helped spur Exeter Chiefs onto a run of form that culminated in their first Aviva Premiership title.
Exeter complete rise to Premiership kings
After the most gruelling of seasons, Exeter Chiefs dug deep to beat Wasps 23-20 after extra time and become the Aviva Premiership champions for the first time in their history.
Broken arm fears for Rebels' McMahon
The horror injury run of Melbourne's Sean McMahon has continued with the Wallaby back-rower forced off AAMI Park with a suspected broken arm.
Hurricanes blow Bulls off the park
The Hurricanes piled more misery on the struggling Bulls when they came out 34-20 victors in their Super Rugby match at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria on Saturday.
Highlanders out-class brave Tahs
The Highlanders have put on a show of pure class as they ran away 44-21 bonus-point winners over a brave but sloppy Waratahs side.
Saints haul in Stade for Champions Cup place
Northampton Saints have rallied from a 16-point deficit while down to 14-men for most of the second half to beat Stade Francais 23-22 and qualify for the Champions Cup next season.
O'Connell: NZ thinking of 10-0 vs. Lions
Former British & Irish Lions captain Paul O'Connell believes New Zealand will look for a 10-0 clean sweep of the Lions as every game will be a Test match level.
Farrell: Defence will be key for Lions
Andy Farrell accepts that defence will be "a massive part" of the British & Irish Lions' game as they prepare to tackle world champions New Zealand.
At home with Anthony Watson.
Akin Solanke-Caulker sat down with Anthony Watson to discuss Lions selection, Eddie Jones and haircuts.
London Irish promoted to Premiership
London Irish secured an instant return to the Aviva Premiership as they beat Yorkshire Carnegie 55-48 in an enthralling encounter at the Madejski Stadium.
Has London Sevens found a winning formula?
The London Sevens might just have discovered a winning formula as it attempts to position itself as a more family oriented event.
Scotland beat England to London Sevens title
They say anything can happen in Sevens and that proved to be the case on Sunday as Scotland stunned hosts England 12-7 to defend their London title on the World Series circuit.
Five Springbok squad talking points
KweséESPN rugby editor John Goliath looks at five issues that came out of Allister Coetzee's Springbok squad for the Test series against France in June.
Beale to rest during June Test series
Midfield star Kurtley Beale will be rested from the Wallabies' three June Tests, making halfback Will Genia the only overseas-based player in the squad.
Whiteley seeks 'permission' before accepting Bok captaincy
Coach Allister Coetzee asked new Springbok captain Warren Whiteley to first have a chat to his wife, Felicity, before agreeing to take on one of the most difficult jobs in South African sport.
Gray, Hidalgo-Clyne out of Scotland tour
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has suffered a double blow ahead of his first tour as national team boss, following the withdrawal of Richie Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne.
O'Driscoll tips Payne for Lions fullback spot
Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robinson have their say on the British & Irish Lions' biggest backline selection conundrums one month out from the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park.
Injuries & hope: The '77 Lions tour
Measured purely by results the 1977 British & Irish Lions were among the most successful visitors to New Zealand, winning one test out of four and coming within minutes of sharing the series.
All Black giants: Colin Meads & Wilson Whineray
At first sight, the Australia-New Zealand match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 19th May 1957 looks as inconsequential as international matches come.
'He is a big unit, but he needs a haircut' - What Eddie Jones said about England's 15 uncapped players
"There's something about him, he finds the line" - Eddie Jones gives his assessment on England's uncapped 15 ahead of the two-Test tour of Argentina.
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