European Rugby Challenge Cup
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Then there were four. Following a thrilling weekend of rugby, we now know who will contest the Champions and Challenge Cup finals.
Gloucester secured their place in the Challenge Cup final with a comprehensive 33-12 defeat of Newcastle at Kingsholm.
Following six months of intense continental competition the protagonists have been whittled down to just four teams in both the Champions and Challenge Cups.
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.
Newcastle kept their Aviva Premiership playoff dreams alive with a dramatic 35-30 victory over Sale, whose own hopes of a top-four finish took a hit.
Global insurance brokers Gallagher have been confirmed as new title sponsors of English rugby union's Premiership.
Dean Richards insists he has not given his Newcastle players the hairdryer treatment in the build up to Friday night's crucial clash with Sale at Kingston Park.
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.
Newcastle's Aviva Premiership play-off hopes suffered a setback as Worcester came from behind to stun them 27-13 at Sixways.
Following a thrilling weekend of knockout European rugby we have a much clearer idea who will lift the Champions and Challenge Cups.
Gloucester survived a frantic finish to end Connacht's unbeaten run in the European Challenge Cup with a 33-28 quarterfinal win at the Sportsground.
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.
Joe Simmonds' penalty three minutes from time sent Exeter through to the Anglo-Welsh Cup final after a 20-17 win over Newcastle.
Newcastle Falcons centre Juan Pablo Socino has agreed to join Edinburgh ahead of next season.
Sinoti Sinoti celebrated his new contract by scoring Newcastle's fourth and final try in a 28-10 win over Harlequins, their first Aviva Premiership victory at the Stoop in almost 18 years.
Richard Barrington and Max Malins scored tries as Saracens defeated Newcastle 25-3 in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday.
Bath remained on top of Anglo-Welsh Cup Pool 1 with a 21-8 win over Newcastle Falcons at the Rec.
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.
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.
Newcastle held on to end Aviva Premiership pace-setters Exeter's seven-match unbeaten league run with a 28-20 victory at Kingston Park.
Newcastle climbed into the Aviva Premiership top six on Saturday as London Irish went down to their 11th defeat in 12 league games this season.
Newcastle held off Harlequins to edge an 11-10 victory in their Aviva Premiership clash at a packed Kingston Park.
Newcastle edged out the Dragons to maintain their 100 percent Challenge Cup record and cement top spot in Pool 1 with a 27-25 win at Rodney Parade.
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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