LONDON, March 31 - Wasps forward Nathan Hughes will miss the Champions Cup quarter-final at holders Toulon on Sunday after receiving a three-week ban for striking an opponent, the RFU said on Tuesday.
CAPE TOWN, March 31 - Sharks centre Francois Steyn has been banned for five weeks after governing body SANZAR won an appeal against its own judicial process on Tuesday.
March 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the European Rugby Champions Cup Quarterfinal matches SATURDAY, APRIL 4 FIXTURES (GMT) Leinster v Bath Rugby (1415) ASM Clermont Auvergne v Northampton (1645) SUNDAY, APRIL 5 FIXTURES (GMT) Racing Metro 92 v Saracens (1145) Toulon v London Wasps (1415)
WELLINGTON, March 31 - All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino has signed a new three-year contract with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), becoming the first player to commit to the country beyond 2017, the organisation said on Tuesday.
March 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Super 15 matches FRIDAY, APRIL 3 FIXTURES (GMT) Hurricanes v Stormers (0635) Melbourne Rebels v Reds (0840) SATURDAY, APRIL 4 FIXTURES (GMT) Chiefs v Blues (0635) Brumbies v Cheetahs (0840) Sharks v Crusaders (1300) Lions v Bulls (1505)
March 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarterfinal matches FRIDAY, APRIL 3 FIXTURES (GMT) Gloucester Rugby v Connacht (1845) SATURDAY, APRIL 4 FIXTURES (GMT) Newport Gwent Dragons v Cardiff Blues (1145) Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons (1900) SUNDAY, APRIL 5 FIXTURES (GMT) London Irish v Edinburgh Rugby (1645)
March 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Aviva Premiership matches on Sunday RESULTS Sale Sharks 23 Gloucester Rugby 6 London Welsh 14 Bath Rugby 29 STANDINGS P W D L F A B Pts 1. Northampton 18 14 1 3 526 337 9 67 2. Saracens 18 12 1 5 534 346 7 57 3. Bath Rugby 18 12 0 6 476 321 8 56 4. Leicester Tigers 18 12 1 5 361 347 5 55 5. Exeter Chiefs 18 11 0 7 545 355 10 54 6. Londo
HONG KONG, March 29 - Fiji produced a trademark flair-filled display to beat holders New Zealand 33-19 and win the 40th edition of the Hong Kong Sevens in front of a packed celebratory crowd on Sunday.
LONDON, March 29 - England centre Manu Tuilagi is set to miss the rest of the Premiership season because of a groin injury but should be fit for the World Cup, his Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill said.
LONDON, March 29 - A record crowd of 84,068 watched Saracens beat Harlequins 42-14 in the English Premiership at Wembley on Saturday.
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