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May 13, 2018

Leinster are European Champions again.

Leinster have won the European Rugby Champions Cup for the fourth time after beating Racing 92 in the final at Bilbao in northern Spain.

In a tight game neither team could get away from the other on the scoreboard but Racing only fell behind when Leinster kicked a penalty in the 78th minute.

From the restart Racing drove back into kicking range but the attempted drop goal, to take the game into extra time, went wide of the posts.

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May 11, 2018

Challenge Cup despair for Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby have further Challenge Cup agony after Cardiff Blues won the title with a last minute penalty kick.

Gloucester scored the points in the first half with two tries and two penalties to lead 20-6 at half time. Cardiff fought back throughout the second spell, scoring three tries before winning with the penalty in the 79th minute.

It was Cardiff Blues second time at winning the title having previously won in 2009/10.

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Mar 19, 2018

Romania qualify for 2019 RWC.

Romania have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, following a controversial win by Belgium over Spain.

Spain were favourites to win but struggled with the conditions and were further upset with the officials for the match, who were all from Romania.

Romania join Japan, Scotland and Ireland in Pool A.

There are just three qualifiers left to be found

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Feb 13, 2018

Super Rugby starts!

This weekend sees the start of another Super Rugby season. With three less teams and a slightly changed format, all the Southern Hemispheres big clubs are ready to fight it out again.

The start sees only the South African conference in action before all teams start playing the following week.

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Jan 26, 2018

Americas Rugby Championship

The 2018 Americas Rugby Championship starts this week with a game between Canada and Uruguay. This match is also the first in a 2 match qualifying series for the RWC 2019.

Then the two North American and four South American teams continue throughout the month to find out who is the Americas champion. The USA won last year.

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Sep 30, 2017

European Rugby Cups begin this month.

The leading two competitions in Europe begin this month, with the start of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. All the usual teams are there, spread among the two competitions and there is a new team from Russia as well.

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