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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

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.

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Late try gives Treviso Zebre double

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.

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Scarlets seal BP win over Treviso

Scarlets drew level on points with Toulon atop Pool 5, momentarily at least, following a bonus-point 31-12 Champions Cup win at Treviso.

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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

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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Trimble rescues Ulster against 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.

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Fife brace helps Edinburgh beat Treviso

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.

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82dESPN Staff

McKinley, Hayward in Italy autumn squad

Italy have included five uncapped players in their squad for the autumn internationals including Irish-born Ian McKinley.

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98dESPN Staff

O'Shea names McKinley in Italy squad

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.

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Treviso destroy Kings in PRO14 action

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.

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Horne leads Glasgow to Treviso win

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.

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Treviso add to Ospreys struggles

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.

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Trimble brace helps Ulster to victory

Andrew Trimble scored two tries as Ulster secured a 21-14 win at Treviso in the Guinness PRO14.

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Munster start season with six-try romp

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.

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Cheetahs kick off PRO14 in Ulster

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.

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The issues facing expanded PRO14

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.

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168dESPN Staff

PRO14 expansion explained

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?

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243dESPN Staff

Champions Cup: Italy to lose automatic spot

Italy will lose its right to an automatic Champions Cup place from next season after tournament organisers announced an overhaul of its qualification process.

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Munster secure home PRO12 semifinal

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.

2018 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • TRE20th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Leinster : 19 Tries Scored
    LEINS1st
    8
    19
  • TRE20th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 74 Points Difference
    LEINS1st
    -84
    74