November Test Predictions - Round 3: Ireland to show who's No.1?
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Holmes to win first Wales cap against Tonga
Jonah Holmes will make his first Wales appearance on Saturday after Warren Gatland made 14 changes for the visit of Tonga.
Scotland star Hogg quits Glasgow for Exeter
Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Scotland international Stuart Hogg on a two-year deal.
New Zealand to host Women's RWC in 2021
New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 after beating off competition from Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Crucial TMO call was right, but England will learn from All Blacks defeat
New Zealand showed why the road to the Rugby World Cup runs through them, but Eddie Jones' side laid a marker at Twickenham.
Kepu says Wallabies standing strong with Cheika
With the Wallabies coaching staff in the firing line following one of the worst years in their history, players maintain they still have faith in their message.
Petaia, Gordon to make Wallabies debut
Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia will make their Wallabies debuts against Italy in Padova on Saturday, while Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his return to the gold jersey.
England rotate for Japan; Farrell, Hartley rested
Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut against Japan on Saturday as Eddie Jones made 11 changes to the side that started in the defeat to New Zealand last weekend.
Fired up Eddie Jones tells Japan 'be worried'
A fired-up Eddie Jones says his England side will be "absolutely ruthless" and aiming to "physically smash" Japan when the teams meet on Saturday.
Gray returns for Scotland vs. South Africa
Jonny Gray has been recalled to the Scotland team as head coach Gregor Townsend attempts to beef up his pack for the visit of the Springboks.
Why Franco Mostert is so important to the Boks
One of South Africa's more understated players, Franco Mostert, seems to bring a calmness to the Springboks' lineout thanks to his calling and skill in the air.
Kearney, Toner return for All Blacks clash
Ireland bolstered their lineout and defence under the high ball by bringing Devin Toner and Rob Kearney back into their side to face New Zealand.
Former Kiwi bank teller Aki to stare down haka
Having quit rugby to work as a bank teller in his late teens, Bundee Aki will offer thanks again to Tana Umaga when he runs out in Dublin on Saturday.
Crotty replaces SBW for Ireland Test
Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.
Newcastle's Socino handed two-week ban
Juan Pablo Socino will miss Newcastle Falcons' opening European Challenge Cup fixtures after being handed a two-week suspension by the RFU's disciplinary panel.
Edinburgh beat Quins, May scores on return
Edinburgh edged past Harlequins 36-35 in thrilling encounter in the European Challenge Cup.
Priestland shines as Bath see off Bristol
Rhys Priestland kicked five penalties as Bath recorded a 22-6 victory over Bristol in Pool 4 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Bath vs. Bristol: 5 classic clashes
With Bath and Bristol set to reignite their rivalry after seven years away, ESPN runs down five classic clashes between the west country rivals.
Challenge Cup: Worcester fall to Russian side Enisei-STM
Edinburgh got their Challenge Cup campaign off to a perfect start with a 59-17 win over Romanian side Timisoara Saracens.
Rugby facing fixtures shake up
European rugby chiefs say they are adopting a "logical position" with regard to global fixture calendar negotiations that could see changes in domestic and European schedules from 2019.
Harlequins ease to bonus-point win over Stade
Tries from Joe Marler, Joe Marchant, Tim Visser (2), James Chisholm (2) and Marland Yarde ensured Harlequins opened their European Challenge Cup campaign with all five points.
Champions Cup draw: Saracens meet Toulon
Holders Saracens and triple European title winners Toulon will meet in the pool stage of next season's Champions Cup.
White targets further honours with Montpellier
Montpellier coach Jake White wants his side to push on and claim further honours after they beat Harlequins to win the Challenge Cup on Friday night.
Disappointed O'Shea praises Quins' character
Outgoing Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea was left "incredibly disappointed" by their Challenge Cup defeat to Montpellier but paid tribute to his side's character.
Montpellier beat Harlequins to win Challenge Cup
Montpellier put in a performance packed with power to beat Harlequins 26-19 in the European Challenge Cup final at the Grade Stade de Lyon on Friday evening.
LIVE: Harlequins vs. Montpellier
Harlequins are aiming to give Conor O'Shea a winning farewell while Montpellier are targeting their first piece of silverware since 2003 in the 2016 European Challenge Cup final.
Harlequins target glory on emotional night
Harlequins started the build-up to the European Challenge Cup final aiming to lift the trophy for "second dad" Conor O'Shea, Seb Adeniran-Olule.
Marler and Farrell both face citings
England duo Joe Marler and Owen Farrell have both received citings following the weekend's European semifinals.
Montpellier set up Harlequins final
Montpellier set-up a deciding clash with Harlequins in the Challenge Cup final in Lyon next month after powering past the Dragons 22-12 at the Altrad Stadium.
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