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Bath boss Todd Blackadder has backed his side to bounce back from Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final loss to Stade Français.
Force boss Dave Wessels has joined the growing campaign against courageous losses after a defeat against the Chiefs on Saturday.
Chiefs scrum-half Finlay Christie has been banned for three weeks for foul play during his side’s clash with the Force in Perth on Saturday.
Clermont winger David Strettle admits that taking down his old club will take ‘a hell of a job’ ahead of the Champions Cup Final.
Leinster number ten Jonathan Sexton was left regretting the fact that Clermont opened up a 15-0 lead in their Champions Cup semi-final.
The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals are now confirmed, with Clermont facing Saracens for the top honour in European club rugby.
Clermont will face Saracens in this year’s Champions Cup final after they held off a second-half comeback from Leinster, winning 27-22.
Stade Français captain Sergio Parisse was delighted after his charges booked their place in the Challenge Cup final at the expense of Bath.
A last-minute drop goal from Jules Plisson saw Stade Français beat Bath 28-25 in their Challenge Cup semi-final at Stade Jean-Bouin.
Lock JD Schickerling and back-row Kobus van Dyk will join up with the Stormers in New Zealand as injury cover after their loss in Christchurch.
Another calm, clinical display in Dublin on Saturday will remind everyone why Saracens are the team to beat again in Europe.
New Zealand increased their lead at the top of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series table to 10 points after winning in Kitakyushu.
Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys said his side’s effort in victory over La Rochelle was “unbelievable” as they won in France.
Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola revealed he had worked up an appetite after his side’s impressive 26-10 win over Munster in Dublin.
Chiefs scrum-half Finlay Christie has been cited for alleged foul play during his side’s 16-7 Super Rugby win over the Force on Saturday.
Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen and Rebels scrum-half Nic Stirzaker are both set for hearings after receiving red cards over the weekend.
Gloucester became the first team to win at La Rochelle this season as they beat their hosts 16-14 to seal a place in the Challenge Cup final.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes his side is “still on the up” following their impressive 26-10 victory over Munster on Saturday.
Munster hooker Niall Scannell has ended speculation and confirmed that director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will be staying at the province.