European Rugby Champions Cup
European Rugby Champions Cup
Ospreys chairman Mike James has resigned amid reports that the club are set to merge with fellow Welsh rugby side Scarlets.
Scarlets overcame a brave first half performance from the Southern Kings to thump them 54-14 in their PRO14 clash on Saturday.
"There were some players that wanted me out." Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac tells ESPN about the early struggles behind his success in West Wales.
Scarlets' Wayne Pivac will succeed Warren Gatland as Wales coach following the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the Welsh Rugby Union announced today.
Leinster and Saracens fans were smiling this weekend as domestic honours were secured, while Castres set up a mouthwatering Top 14 final in Paris next weekend.
James Harrington runs the rule over the Aviva Premiership and PRO14 finals, plus the Top 14 semifinals, to predict which player will shine brightest, who will have an afternoon to forget and a whole lot more.
Plenty was sorted out over an enthralling few days but who shone, who had a weekend to forget and what will fans be talking about ahead of a busy period of domestic action?
Following eight months of intense competition four teams are left battling for silverware in the Aviva Premiership and PRO14, while Castres, Lyon, Toulon and Toulouse target a place in the Top 14 semifinals.
Scarlets will be without Leigh Halfpenny when they take on Glasgow Warriors in Friday night's PRO14 semifinal.
Ellis Jenkins and Cory Hill will co-captain an experimental Wales squad on their summer tour of the United States and Argentina.
Following a sun-drenched Saturday of action we now know the make-up of the playoff picture in France and the PRO14 and Aviva Premiership semifinal lineups.
The PRO14 playoffs are now confirmed and with the Aviva Premiership and French Top 14 facing a dramatic finish next weekend, there is still much to play for with playoff places up for grabs and team eager to book a place in next season's Champions Cup.
Then there were four. Following a thrilling weekend of rugby, we now know who will contest the Champions and Challenge Cup finals.
Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton was able to look forward to a special occasion in Bilbao next month after helping the Irish province to a comfortable win over Scarlets in the Champions Cup semifinal in Dublin.
Following six months of intense continental competition the protagonists have been whittled down to just four teams in both the Champions and Challenge Cups.
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac says the choice of venue for Saturday's European Champions Cup semifinal against Leinster was "never going to bother us".
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.
Champions Cup semifinalists Scarlets are investigating claims of racist chanting during their quarterfinal win over La Rochelle.
Following a thrilling weekend of knockout European rugby we have a much clearer idea who will lift the Champions and Challenge Cups.
ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across all of the quarterfinals.
Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes has signed a new contract with PRO14 champions Scarlets.
South Africa international Uzair Cassiem will play for Scarlets next season, the PRO14 side have announced.
Former New Zealand under-20 international Blade Thomson has agreed to join Scarlets for the 2018-19 season.