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Saracens Announce The Return Of Monster Wallaby Will Skelton

Reigning European champions Saracens have announced the re-signing of huge Wallabies lock Will Skelton, who will link back up with the English club at the end of the Super Rugby season. Having made eight appearances for the Premiership champions earlier this season during a two-month stay, Skelton has, according to a statement released on the Saracens’ official website, signed a …

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Champions Cup Final To Take Place In Bilbao Next Year

Champions Cup BILBAO, SPAIN - APRIL 07: A general view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at San Mames Stadium on April 7, 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

All roads lead to Edinburgh in this year’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions. The home of Scottish Rugby will host the two showpiece events. In recent years, the finals have taken place in some European rugby strongholds, such as the Aviva Stadium, Twickenham and the Principality Stadium. However, the EPCR are now set to break new ground with the …

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Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth Outlines How The Lions Can Defeat The All Blacks

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: An injured Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps looks on during a Wasps media session ahead of their European Champions Cup Quarter Final against Leinster Rugby at Broadstreet RFC on March 28, 2017 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth has explained how he believes is the best way for the Lions to defeat the All Blacks the summer. Warren Gatland’s collective will be the underdogs in the three-test series, going up against the number one-ranked side in the World Rugby rankings and who don’t exactly lose very often. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old, himself a New Zealand …

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Mohed Altrad Blocked From Becoming Gloucester Majority Shareholder

Montpellier's President Mohed Altrad (C) looks on prior to the European Rugby Union Cup match between Castres and Montpellier on December 18, 2016 at the Pierre-Antoine Stadium in Castres's southern France. / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian-born billionaire Mohed Altrad will not become the majority shareholder at Gloucester Rugby, reports Gloucestershire Live. The current owner of Montpellier Herault in the Top 14 has been trying since November to acquire 54 per cent of the club’s shares, but has been told he cannot do this by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPRC) board. The rules state clearly that …

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Leinster Rocked By Injury To Captain And Talisman Isa Nacewa

Guinness PRO12, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh 16/9/2016 Edinburgh vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Isa Nacewa scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster rugby has been rocked by the news that captain Isa Nacewa has been sidelined due to a knee injury that required surgery this week. Having missed the provinces Pro 12 contest with Treviso last weekend, the Kiwi visited a specialist who recommended that surgery was the best course of action. With the procedure complete, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen …

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Times And Dates For Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Announced

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: A close-up of the European Rugby Champions Cup trophy and official ball during the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup Tournament Launch at The Twickenham Stoop on October 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

With the pool stages of the Champions Cup complete, focus now turns towards the Six Nations. However, for the eight teams left in the hunt for European glory, the quarter-finals are not too far away. Munster and Leinster secured home advantage for their ties against Toulouse and Wasps respectively. Meanwhile, Saracens will host Glasgow Warriors, with an all-French clash as …

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Munster Confirm Three New Signings And Six Contract Extensions

Chris Farrell of Grenoble during the Top 14 match between Racing 92 and Grenoble on November 19, 2016 in Colombes, France. (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport) (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Munster have confirmed three new players to be added to their ranks next season, as well as tying six current players down for a longer period of time. Rassie Erasmus’ rejuvenated side have been in flying form recently, securing a home Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse as well as sitting in second place in the Pro12 table. While tentative speculation surrounding …

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Scotland Prepare For Ireland Match By Training With 14 Men

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 19: Tommy Seymour of Scotland and Keith Earls of Ireland battle for the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Scotland’s preparation for their Six Nations opener against Ireland has been altered to accommodate World Rugby’s new laws on tackling. Tougher laws on high tackling have led to Scotland taking into consideration the possibility that they will be a man down at some stage of the game due to one player receiving a yellow card. To that end, they have …

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Watch: BT Sports Pundits Pick Their Champions Cup Tries Of The Round

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Glasgow player Mark Bennett (r) celebrates the third try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Glasgow Warriors at Welford Road on January 21, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

As the Champions Cup round of 16 comes to an end, it is the perfect opportunity to look back and pick out the best of the best from across the European competition. The BT Sport pundits have picked their tries of the weekend, with Lawrence Dallaglio picking out Mark Bennett’s try, Brian O’Driscoll choosing Nemani Nadolo’s destructive effort and Craig …

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