Rugby

French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne were given a major fright by the Ospreys before claiming a 26-21 European Champions Cup victory at the Liberty Stadium. The Welsh side, beaten five times already this season in Guinness PRO14 action, looked down and out following early Clermont tries for wing Alivereti Raka and full-back Scott Spedding. Scrum-half Morgan
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Wales hope to announce Warren Gatland’s successor as national head coach by next summer. New Zealander Gatland, who has been in charge of Wales since late 2007, will leave his post after the 2019 World Cup in Japan. It is understood that a list of eight possible contenders has already been whittled down to three
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Karmichael Hunt and Adam Korczyk have earned Wallabies recalls while coach Michael Cheika has named three fresh development players ahead of next weekend’s third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane. Hunt is in line for a bench utility role after recovering from the ankle injury which has kept him out of Test contention in recent months.
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Exeter boss Rob Baxter wants the Chiefs to give Glasgow “some headaches” in Saturday’s European Champions Cup clash at Sandy Park. Glasgow will arrive in Devon on the back of six successive Guinness PRO14 victories, while English champions Exeter are currently just one point behind Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens. As another enthralling Champions Cup campaign
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12:26 PM BST ESPN staff The Champions Cup is back after a five month absence as 20 teams from seven countries compete for European club rugby’s coveted prize. Saracens are looking to emulate the Toulon side of 2013-2015 in winning a third Champions Cup in a row, while La Rochelle make their debut in the
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