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.
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.
Following a thrilling weekend of knockout European rugby we have a much clearer idea who will lift the Champions and Challenge Cups.
Second-half tries from Rhys Patchell earned Scarlets a 29-17 win over La Rochelle and a place in the Champions Cup semifinals.
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.
After a weekend of rugby that required all your fingers, toes and a calculator, the quarterfinal line-ups in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup have been finalised.
Holders Saracens will face top seeds Leinster in a mouthwatering European Champions Cup quarterfinal.
Champions Cup novices La Rochelle are through to the quarterfinals at the first attempt as winners of Pool 1 but a spirited Harlequins performance prevented them from getting a home tie.
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.
Ulster knocked La Rochelle off top spot in European Champions Cup Pool 1 with a hard-fought 20-13 win over the French side at a wet and windy Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.
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.
Who stood out in the latest rounds of Top 14 action to impress former Toulon, Newcastle and England back Tom May?
Elliot Daly scored two tries as Wasps kept alive their hopes of progressing to the Champions Cup quarterfinals with a hard-fought 21-3 victory.
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.
La Rochelle left Wasps with a mountain to climb to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup after beating them 49-29 in front of a packed crowd at Stade Marcel Deflandre.
La Rochelle maintained a winning start to their debut Champions Cup campaign by following victory at Harlequins with a 41-17 home win over Ulster in Pool 1.
Ryan Lamb has urged England to let Marcus Smith develop at his own pace into a "world-class" player.
Jouez, jouez. French flair and ambitious rugby thing of the past? Pah!
Former Toulon centre Tom May casts his eye over rounds three and four of the Top 14 to pick out some of the overseas players who made their mark -- and you might be surprised to learn that a few have ended up in France.
Victor Vito has been named player of the year in the Top 14, beating off competition from Carl Fearns and Remi Lamerat.
Anthony Tuitavake was sent off as Racing 92 lost 23-19 at Agen in the Top 14.
Toulon finished off the opening round of the new Top 14 season by thumping Pau 41-14 as former England international Chris Ashton stole the show.
With Top 14 rugby kicking off on Saturday, we look at every club in France's elite division and try to predict where they will end up next June.
An 80th minute drop goal from Anthony Belleau has ended La Rochelle's remarkable season as Toulon advanced to the Top 14 final after a 18-15 win in front of over 63,000 fans at the Vélodrome in Marseille.
The final day of the Top 14 sees Clermont battling with Montpellier for a semifinal spot and a point separates Racing 92 (6th), Stade Francais (7th) and Pau (8th) for the last Champions Cup spot.
- LA RO5thTRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 24 Tries ScoredSARAC1st1824
- LA RO6thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 83 Points DifferenceLEINS1st3583