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.
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.
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.
After a weekend of rugby that required all your fingers, toes and a calculator, the quarterfinal line-ups in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup have been finalised.
Holders Saracens will face top seeds Leinster in a mouthwatering European Champions Cup quarterfinal.
European rugby is back as the quarterfinal line-ups are finalised. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.
European rugby is back for 2018 as the quarterfinal line-ups are finalised. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.
Who stood out in the latest rounds of Top 14 action to impress former Toulon, Newcastle and England back Tom May?
European rugby is back with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.
Ryan Lamb has urged England to let Marcus Smith develop at his own pace into a "world-class" player.
Former Toulon centre Tom May casts his eye over rounds three and four of the Top 14 to pick out some of the overseas players who made their mark -- and you might be surprised to learn that a few have ended up in France.
Victor Vito has been named player of the year in the Top 14, beating off competition from Carl Fearns and Remi Lamerat.
Anthony Tuitavake was sent off as Racing 92 lost 23-19 at Agen in the Top 14.
Toulon finished off the opening round of the new Top 14 season by thumping Pau 41-14 as former England international Chris Ashton stole the show.
With Top 14 rugby kicking off on Saturday, we look at every club in France's elite division and try to predict where they will end up next June.
The final day of the Top 14 sees Clermont battling with Montpellier for a semifinal spot and a point separates Racing 92 (6th), Stade Francais (7th) and Pau (8th) for the last Champions Cup spot.
Brock James and La Rochelle survived a late scare to defeat Montpellier 40-37 as they secured top spot in the Top 14 and can now prepare for a home semifinal.
La Rochelle lock Jone Qovu Nailiko has been hit with a two-week suspension for punching Richard Hibbard.
Gloucester have named Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw on the bench for their European Rugby Challenge Cup semifinal against Top 14 leaders La Rochelle.
La Rochelle pushed their lead out to 14 points in the Top 14 with a 16-5 victory over Bordeaux Begles.
La Rochelle maintained control of the Top 14 with a 23-13 victory over Pau which stretch their lead to 10 points at the summit of the Top 14.
Top 14 leaders La Rochelle kept their winning run going while matches involving Stade Francais and Racing 92 were postponed due to their now scrapped proposal of a merger.
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- LA RO4thTRIES SCORED 1st Clermont Auvergne : 59 Tries ScoredCLER1st5059
- LA RO5thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Clermont Auvergne : 228 Points DifferenceCLER1st44228