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.
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac has revealed he held informal talks about taking the Wales job in 2019 as he ruled out re-signing George North this summer.
Following a thrilling weekend of knockout European rugby we have a much clearer idea who will lift the Champions and Challenge Cups.
British & Irish Lions and Wales star Sam Warburton has provided insight into the single-minded sacrifice that it takes to reach the top level in rugby.
Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes has signed a new contract with PRO14 champions Scarlets.
Adam Jones has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season and will take up a coaching role at his current club Harlequins.
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has been named Six Nations Player of the Championship, beating teammates Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton in the process.
Perhaps more than any of the previous championship campaigns this was the year of the Irish. But if that, rightly, was the headline story, there are others to be found as we look at the 2018 Six Nations By The Number.
George North has been "disciplined internally" by Northampton after he accepted responsibility for missing a training session ahead of his club's game against Sale earlier this month.
What do the events of the past six weeks tell us about the state of each nation, and what do they need to do on the road to Japan and the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb has played his last game for the club after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Six Nations duo Justin Tipuric and Hallam Amos have been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Ireland's celebrations might still be in full swing following their Grand Slam triumph, but with their official party cancelled we wrap up the winners and losers from the final round of the 2018 Six Nations.
Wales have received a boost ahead of their final Six Nations match following confirmation that captain Alun Wyn Jones has re-signed a national dual contract with the Welsh Rugby Union and Ospreys.
ESPN previews Saturday's Six Nations finale between Wales and France, with both sides looking to secure second place in this year's tournament.
Ireland may have secured the Six Nations title with a game to spare but it remains all to play for many fans heading into the final round of ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018.
Wales coach Warren Gatland heaped pressure on Eddie Jones as he suggested England were at risk of losing six games in a row.
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has handed England-born Jake Polledri his Six Nations debut in the only change as the Azzurri go in search of their first point of the 2018 championship against Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico.
Alun Wyn Jones will return to captain Wales against France in Cardiff on Saturday, but there is no place for Steff Evans or Aaron Shingler.
Footage emerged Thursday of England coach Eddie Jones referring to the Irish as "scummy" and Wales as a "little s--- place."
Bath boss Todd Blackadder has described the club's capture of Wales international centre Jamie Roberts as "a really significant signing" for the Aviva Premiership side.
Ireland might have been confirmed as champions but there is still plenty up for grabs on the final day of the Six Nations -- England could limp to a worst finish in 31 years.
France captain Guilhen Guirado will miss France's final Six Nations match against Wales after suffering a knee injury against England.
- WALES3rdTRIES SCORED 1st Ireland : 20 Tries ScoredIRE1st1320
- WALES2ndPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Ireland : 78 Points DifferenceIRE1st3678