There was no hiding the number of empty seats at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Next month in Newcastle they are promising to host the best weekend that club rugby union has ever known. A convivial city, an iconic stadium, two din(...)

Crucial talks on the future of European club rugby are about to commence with Heineken Champions Cup organisers seeking assurances that all parties ar(...)

Taulupe Faletau is a major doubt for Wales’s November internationals with a broken arm. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Taulupe Faletau is a serious doubt for Wales’s autumn internationals after the Bath director of rugby, Todd Blackadder, confirmed the number eight has(...)

Will Spencer (left) of Leicester Tigers is sent off by referee Ian Tempest after a high tackle on Tommy Taylor during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Wasps and  Tigers  in Coventry earlier this month. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Simon Halliday, chairman of European Professional Club Rugby (ECPR), has delivered a clear message over concussion fears ahead of the new season: the (...)

The new Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy. Photograph: EPCR

The EPCR have announced the European Player of the Year will be awarded the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy, in tribute to Munster and Ireland’s late nu(...)

A picture taken on November 14, 2015 shows a Ulster’s flag with the inscription “Respect for Paris and all the French” at the Charles-Mathon stadium in Oyonnax. Photo: Getty Images

Midweek fixtures appear to be the only way forward as the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) desperately seeks a resolution to the scheduling (...)

Clermont Auvergne training at Twickenham ahead of their European Champions Cup final against Toulon. They are hoping for their first European Cup victory. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Ultimately, the rugby won out, or at any rate the occasions did. The semi-finals may have been taut arm wrestles, but the sight of the Clermont player(...)