Countdown on: RWC 2019 is rugby's coming of age
In exactly a year's time, World Rugby can say it has grown up. This time next year Japan will turn on one of the great Rugby World Cups, albeit eight years later than it should have, Greg Growden writes.
Way-too-early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019
With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.
What to expect of Japan as host nation for Rugby World Cup 2019
With Asia's first Rugby World Cup on the horizon, the 12 host cities are preparing themselves for an estimated 400,000 visiting fans from across the world.
Newcastle's Socino handed two-week ban
Juan Pablo Socino will miss Newcastle Falcons' opening European Challenge Cup fixtures after being handed a two-week suspension by the RFU's disciplinary panel.
Edinburgh beat Quins, May scores on return
Edinburgh edged past Harlequins 36-35 in thrilling encounter in the European Challenge Cup.
Priestland shines as Bath see off Bristol
Rhys Priestland kicked five penalties as Bath recorded a 22-6 victory over Bristol in Pool 4 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Bath vs. Bristol: 5 classic clashes
With Bath and Bristol set to reignite their rivalry after seven years away, ESPN runs down five classic clashes between the west country rivals.
Challenge Cup: Worcester fall to Russian side Enisei-STM
Edinburgh got their Challenge Cup campaign off to a perfect start with a 59-17 win over Romanian side Timisoara Saracens.
Rugby facing fixtures shake up
European rugby chiefs say they are adopting a "logical position" with regard to global fixture calendar negotiations that could see changes in domestic and European schedules from 2019.
Harlequins ease to bonus-point win over Stade
Tries from Joe Marler, Joe Marchant, Tim Visser (2), James Chisholm (2) and Marland Yarde ensured Harlequins opened their European Challenge Cup campaign with all five points.
Champions Cup draw: Saracens meet Toulon
Holders Saracens and triple European title winners Toulon will meet in the pool stage of next season's Champions Cup.
White targets further honours with Montpellier
Montpellier coach Jake White wants his side to push on and claim further honours after they beat Harlequins to win the Challenge Cup on Friday night.
Disappointed O'Shea praises Quins' character
Outgoing Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea was left "incredibly disappointed" by their Challenge Cup defeat to Montpellier but paid tribute to his side's character.
Montpellier beat Harlequins to win Challenge Cup
Montpellier put in a performance packed with power to beat Harlequins 26-19 in the European Challenge Cup final at the Grade Stade de Lyon on Friday evening.
LIVE: Harlequins vs. Montpellier
Harlequins are aiming to give Conor O'Shea a winning farewell while Montpellier are targeting their first piece of silverware since 2003 in the 2016 European Challenge Cup final.
Harlequins target glory on emotional night
Harlequins started the build-up to the European Challenge Cup final aiming to lift the trophy for "second dad" Conor O'Shea, Seb Adeniran-Olule.
Marler and Farrell both face citings
England duo Joe Marler and Owen Farrell have both received citings following the weekend's European semifinals.
Montpellier set up Harlequins final
Montpellier set-up a deciding clash with Harlequins in the Challenge Cup final in Lyon next month after powering past the Dragons 22-12 at the Altrad Stadium.
Nick Evans in line for Harlequins return
Nick Evans is set to make his first appearance since February on Friday night after being named on the bench for Harlequins' European Challenge Cup semifinal against Grenoble.
Harlequins hope to raise £7.5m through bond
Harlequins has launched its first-ever corporate mini-bond, which it hopes will net the Aviva Premiership club £7.5 million.
Connacht fall just short at Grenoble
Jonathan Wisniewski kicked Connacht to a one-point defeat in the European Rugby Challenge Cup as he bagged a 33-32 quarterfinal win for Grenoble.
Care hat trick sees Harlequins through
Harlequins moved into the semifinals of the European Challenge Cup with a far from convincing 38-30 win over London Irish in a thrilling game at the Stoop.
Diamond frustrated by decisions in Sale defeat
Sale Sharks' director of rugby Steve Diamond was frustrated with some of referee John Lacey's decisions as they went down 25-19 to Montpellier in the quarterfinals of the European Challenge Cup.
Montpellier push on to see off Sale
Sale Sharks succumbed to the dead-eye boot of Benoit Paillaugue in the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals as the scrum-half took Montpellier to a 25-19 triumph at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Diamond: Give Montpellier a 'northern welcome'
Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond has described his team's European Challenge Cup quarterfinal rivals Montpellier as "formidable opposition."
Henshaw scores as Connacht book quarterfinal spot
Challenge Cup wrap: Connacht, Newcastle and Connacht all triumph.
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