Racing 92 outhalf Dan Carter is tackled by Leicester’s Harry Thacker during the   Champions Cup semi-final at the City Ground in Nottingham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leicester 16 Racing 92 19 Dan Carter moved one step closer to completing the clean sweep of world rugby’s premier trophies, booting Racing 92 into th(...)

 Telusa Veainu dives to score one of Leicester’s six tries against Stade Francais. Photograph: Inpho

Leicester Tigers 41 Stade Francais 13 Vereniki Goneva’s try brace helped Leicester Tigers thump woeful Stade Francais 41-13 at Welford Road to book t(...)

Toulouse’s French fullback Maxime Medard  scores a try against Oyonnax in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

It was left to Ospreys to haul a solitary scrap of pride among Pro12 sides from a weekend in which all seven teams in action in the Champions Cup left(...)

New Zealand captain  Richie McCaw stretches past the tackle of South Africa’s Jan Serfontein to score a try in the second half of the Rugby Championship match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photograph:  Anthony Phelps/Reuters

Rugby Championship round-up: Captain Richie McCaw scored a second-half try to help the All Blacks maintain their five-year unbeaten record in New Zeal(...)

New Zealand’s Cory Jane reinstated  after a long injury lay-off

Consistency has been the buzzword for both the All Blacks and Wallabies ahead of their third and final Bledisloe Cup clash of 2013 in Dunedin tomorrow(...)

Australia’s James O’Connor attempts to tackle Lions outhalf Jonathan Sexton during the Third Test in Sydney. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Australia back James O’Connor has been stood down from the Wallabies squad ahead of Rugby Championship games against South Africa and Argentina.It fol(...)

Paul O’Connell of the Lions charges upfield against the NSW Waratahs  at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Waratahs 17 Lions 47: The Lions impressively maintained their unbeaten record on this tour with a record winning margin in 21 meetings with the War(...)