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Cheika rules out being England coach

Australia head coach Michael Cheika rules himself out of the vacant England coaching position.

Wasps will maintain focus - Young

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young says they will not let their focus slip following their 33-6 Champions Cup win over Leinster.

Saints 'have not become a bad team'

Northampton flanker Tom Wood says Saints have not "become a bad team" following a slow start to the season.

Exeter get 'kick in the pants'

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says his side "royally received a kick in the pants" from Ospreys in the Champions Cup.

Rugby chiefs face Toulon-Bath dilemma

Rugby chiefs admit they have a 'unique problem' in rearranging the postponed Toulon-Bath European Champions Cup fixture.

Dragons 30-12 Sale

Newport Gwent Dragons repel a Sale Sharks comeback to secure a bonus-point win in their Challenge Cup opener.

Ospreys v Exeter (Sun)

Team news and preview as Ospreys host Exeter in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Sunday (17:30 GMT).

Toomua to join Tigers next season

Leicester Tigers sign versatile Australia international Matt Toomua from Super 15 side Brumbies for next season.

Leinster 6-33 Wasps

Premiership Wasps hand Leinster their heaviest European home defeat, winning their Champions Cup opener 33-6 in Dublin.

Gloucester 23-10 Zebre

European Challenge Cup holders Gloucester get their defence off to a winning start with a three-try victory over Zebre.

England women edge to Ireland win

World champions England women score a late try to beat Six Nations holders Ireland 8-3 at Twickenham Stoop.

London Irish 48-10 Agen

London Irish run in eight tries in their European Challenge Cup Group Pool 5 victory over French side Agen.

Worcester 19-3 Stade Rochelais

Fourteen points from Ryan Lamb help Worcester to victory over Stade Rochelais in the European Challenge Cup.

Saracens v Toulouse (Sat)

Team news as Saracens host Toulouse in Saturday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Allianz Park (17:30 GMT).

Northampton v Scarlets (Sat)

Team news as Northampton host Scarlets in Saturday's European Champions Cup fixture at Franklin's Gardens (19:45 GMT).

Calvisano 9-50 Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues kick off their European Challenge Cup campaign with a seven-try win at Calvisano.

Enisei-STM 14-31 Connacht

Connacht start their Challenge Cup campaign with a 31-14 bonus-point win against Russian debutants Enisei-STM in Siberia.

Glasgow advise against Paris travel

Scottish rugby union team Glasgow Warriors advise fans not to travel to Paris for a European Champions Cup tie on Saturday.

Saturday & Sunday European previews

Previews and team news of the weekend's matches in the European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup.

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