Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill was suspended for nine matches by a disciplinary panel for his conduct in last season’s English Premiership final.
Leicester Tigers beat defending champion Harlequins 33-16 to reach their ninth consecutive English Premiership rugby final.
Ireland hooker Rory Best will join up with the British and Irish Lions rugby squad today after England’s Dylan Hartley received an 11-week ban for verbally abusing the referee in the English Premiership final.
Paul O’Connell will lead the British and Irish Lions in their rugby tour opener against the Barbarians in Hong Kong after squad skipper Sam Warburton was left out to recover from a knee injury.
Sarcens beat Ulster 27-16 and Clermont Auvergne beat Montpellier 36-14 to advance to the semifinals of rugby union’s Heineken Cup.
Leicester Tigers center Manusamoa Tuilagi will make his England rugby debut against Wales in two days.
Northampton Saints forward Calum Clark was suspended 32 weeks for an incident during the LV Cup rugby final which left an opponent with a broken elbow.
Northampton Saints beat Cardiff Blues 23-15 to remain unbeaten in rugby’s Heineken Cup, while Biarritz and Leicester Tigers suffered their first losses.
Leinster opened defense of its Heineken Cup rugby title by rallying to tie Montpellier 16-16.
Harlequins and Clermont Auvergne maintained their perfect records in rugby’s Heineken Cup, as Toulouse and Ulster lost for the first time.