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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has announced a strong 51-player squad for the team’s upcoming end-of-year tour to Japan and Europe.
Watch the video highlights from Round One of the Champions Cup.
Saracens got their Champions Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 13-3 victory over Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Sunday.
A weakened Newcastle Falcons did what only one other side has done in Europe’s top-tier and beat Toulon at the Stade Mayol, winning 26-25.
Lyon’s debut in the Champions Cup ended in disappointment as Cardiff secured a superb 30-21 triumph at the Matmut Stadium de Gerland.
Gloucester returned to Champions Cup rugby after five years with a 19-14 victory over Castres at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon.
Bath boss Todd Blackadder says that the club will “rally behind” Freddie Burns after he potentially cost them victory against Toulouse.
Utility back Cam Clark has signed a new deal with the Waratahs, as he commits to his third Super Rugby season with the Sydneysiders.
Check out the video highlights from Round Nine of the Mitre 10 Cup.
There were Challenge Cup wins for La Rochelle, Dragons, Benetton, Ospreys, Connacht, Bristol, Harlequins, Clermont and Worcester.
Ulster began their Champions Cup campaign with a hard-fought 24-10 victory over Leicester Tigers in their pool clash at Kingspan Stadium.
Racing 92 claimed a smash and grab 14-13 come-from-behind win over the Scarlets in Champions Cup action at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.
Western Province won their sixth successive Currie Cup fixture thanks to a deserved 34-7 victory over the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.
Montpellier started their Champions Cup campaign with a narrow and unconvincing 21-15 win over a gallant Edinburgh at the GGL Stadium.
Exeter and Munster opened their respective Champions Cup campaigns playing to a 10-10 stalemate at Sandy Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Sharks booked a home semi-final in this year’s Currie Cup when they registered a 41-11 victory over Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.
Bath’s Freddie Burns gifted Toulouse victory in the Champions Cup after the four-time champions picked up a narrow 22-20 triumph at the Rec.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young was left dismayed by his side’s performance in the 52-3 thumping at the hands of Leinster on Friday.
Leinster coach Leo Cullen said his side will not get carried away after they beat Wasps 52-3 in Friday’s Champions Cup opener in Dublin.
Leinster kicked off the defence of their Champions Cup title with an outstanding display after they thrashed Wasps 52-3 at the RDS Arena.