Saracens excited about Clermont clash

Saracens head coach Mark McCall says his players are looking forward to the European Cup semi-final with Clermont.



Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe has been suspended for three weeks after being found guilty of striking Paddy Ryan.


Newport Gwent Dragons have announced three-year contract extensions for wing Tom Prydie and centre Ashley Smith.


Benji Marshall has been released from his rugby union contracts in New Zealand, officially ending the 29-year-old's brief foray into the 15-man game.


Former All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu is to return to the rugby field for the Auckland Blues on Friday.


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Benji Marshall has no regrets about his aborted switch to rugby union but admits he was only an "average" player in the 15-man code.


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Munster's South Africa-born flanker CJ Stander qualifying for Ireland is a "loss" to the Springboks, admits Bryan Habana.


Premiership leaders Saracens claimed a 23-18 victory over Newcastle at Kingston Park.


John Schwalger will miss the remainder of the Super Rugby season after being diagnosed with blood clots on his lungs.


Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon with a bonus-point 32-23 victory over provincial rivals Connacht.


Wasps seized the initiative in the battle for European qualification after sweeping Gloucester aside with a 38-30.


Edinburgh's European Rugby Champions Cup hopes suffered a major blow as they suffered a surprise 26-13 defeat to Zebre in Italy.


Sale kept a grip on sixth place in the Premiership with a 55-12 victory over Exeter at Sandy Park.


Bath left it until the 77th minute to claim the four-try bonus point as they overcame Worcester 32-20 at the Rec.


The Stormers ended a five-match losing streak in Super Rugby with an 18-3 victory over the Lions in Cape Town.


A late try from flanker Jean Deysel ensured the Sharks ground out a 19-8 win over the Cheetahs.


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