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.
Epalahame Faiva scored a pair of tries to help Treviso to a 27-21 Guinness PRO14 win over Cheetahs at Stadio Monigo.
Dean Budd's try 11 minutes from time helped Treviso complete the double over Zebre with a 20-16 Guinness PRO14 victory at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.
Italy wing Angelo Esposito touched down in each half to help Benetton to a 27-14 victory over Zebre in the Guinness PRO14's Italian derby.
Scarlets drew level on points with Toulon atop Pool 5, momentarily at least, following a bonus-point 31-12 Champions Cup win at Treviso.
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.
Leinster secured a comfortable 36-10 Guinness PRO14 victory against Benetton in Treviso.
A last-gasp 77th minute try from replacement Andrew Trimble along with a critical conversion kicked by Christian Leali'ifano rescued Ulster from defeat as they beat Benetton Rugby 23-22.
Ian McKinley lost sight in his left eye playing for Leinster in 2010. Seven years on, the fly-half is in Italy's squad for the autumn internationals and on the verge of a Test debut.
Dougie Fife pounced for two second-half tries as Edinburgh came from behind to beat Italian hosts Treviso 24-13 and rack up a fourth straight win.
Italy have included five uncapped players in their squad for the autumn internationals including Irish-born Ian McKinley.
Francois Trinh-Duc struck a late penalty as Toulon won 30-29 at Treviso.
Bath began their European Cup campaign with a home win against Italian side Benetton.
Italy coach Conor O'Shea has included former Ireland Under-20 fly-half Ian McKinley in a 34-man training squad ahead of his side's autumn internationals.
Angelo Esposito scored a try in each half as Treviso claimed a 31-3 bonus point win over Southern Kings in the PRO14 match at Stadio Comunale Di Monigo on Saturday.
Seventeen points from fly-half Peter Horne ensured Glasgow maintained their impressive start to the season with a 37-21 bonus point win over Treviso.
Braam Steyn crossed inside two minutes as Benetton Treviso made it back-to-back Guinness PRO14 wins with a 16-6 victory over struggling Ospreys at Stadio Comunale di Monigo.
Edinburgh suffered their first defeat of the Guinness PRO14 campaign as they were beaten 20-17 at home by Benetton Treviso.
Andrew Trimble scored two tries as Ulster secured a 21-14 win at Treviso in the Guinness PRO14.
Last season's beaten finalists Munster began the revamped Guinness PRO14 in confident fashion with a 34-3 bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso at Irish Independent Park.
South African franchise the Cheetahs will get their first taste of PRO14 action on Friday, Sept. 1 as they take on Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.
It is not difficult to see why Celtic Rugby would jump at the chance to breath new life into the rebranded PRO14. But the organisers face issues as they attempt to make the expansion work.
Tuesday brought official confirmation that South African sides the Cheetahs and Southern Kings would, as expected, join an expanded PRO14 competition. But what will the new championship look like?
Italy will lose its right to an automatic Champions Cup place from next season after tournament organisers announced an overhaul of its qualification process.
Munster bounced back from their Champions Cup defeat to beat Treviso 34-14 at Stadio Monigo and secure a home semi-final in the PRO12.
- TRE20thTRIES SCORED 1st Leinster : 19 Tries ScoredLEINS1st819
- TRE20thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 74 Points DifferenceLEINS1st-8474