Saracens, last season's winners of an historic Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership double, will get their 2016/17 European campaign underway with a truly heavyweight clash with three-time champions Toulon at Stade Félix Mayol on Saturday, October 15.
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced the contract extension of Ireland international Finlay Bealham. The 24-year-old prop, who was first capped for Ireland during this year's RBS 6 Nations, has signed a new contract that will see him play at the Sportsground until at least the summer of 2019.
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU today announced that centre Dave McSharry has been forced to retire from professional rugby due to a concussion injury and following a review with a neurologist last week where he was advised to retire.
Connacht were the first of the Irish provinces in pre-season action last night, as the reigning GUINNESS PRO12 champions scored three tries in a 21-19 defeat to Montpellier. Check out our photo gallery from Saint-Affrique.