Saracens through despite loss

Saracens qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup despite going down 18-6 against Clermont at Stade Marcel-Michelin on Sunday.

Wild Knights book place in final

Defending champions Panasonic Wild Knights defeated Frans Steyn's Toshiba Brave Lupus 50-15 in the second Top League semi-final.

Pienaar puts Youngs in his place

Ruan Pienaar showed just why he is so highly regarded in Europe with another composed showing for Ulster, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Stormers fire late to sink Eagles

The Stormers scored five tries to beat SWD 34-3 in a warm-up match in George on Saturday.

Bulls in second-half blitz

Piet van Zyl grabbed a brace as the Vodacom Bulls defeated the Cheetahs 30-13 in their first pre-season match in Polokwane on Saturday.

Habana strikes again for Toulon

Bryan Habana scored a try as Toulon beat the Scarlets 23-6 in their European Champions Cup match in Llanelli.

Yamaha shock Kobe

Andries Bekker's Kobe Kobelco Steelers crashed out of the Japanese Top League with a 43-12 semi-final defeat to Yamaha Júbilo on Saturday.

Crusaders suffer defeat and injuries

The Highlanders overturned a 12-point deficit to beat the Crusaders 29-26 in their first pre-season outing in Timaru on Saturday.

Force spoil Pocock’s party

The Western Force defeated the Brumbies 31-21 in their first pre-season fixture at the McGillivray Oval on Friday.

Super Rugby preview: Stormers

The Stormers are under pressure to perform in 2015 after two disappointing seasons.

Super Rugby preview: Sharks

The Sharks want to play more attacking rugby during the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby preview: Lions

The Lions will go into the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby season brimming with confidence.

Super Rugby preview: Cheetahs

The Cheetahs could struggle again in this year's tournament after a mass exodus of players.

Super Rugby preview: Bulls

The Vodacom Bulls will still be in a transition phase in 2015 but should improve on last year's campaign.

Cooper fractures collarbone

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper will be sidelined for up to three months after suffering a fractured collar bone during training.

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