France international Mathieu Bastareaud has been banned for five weeks after striking an opponent while he lay on the ground.
England and Sale Sharks wing Chris Ashton could face further disciplinary action after he was sent off in a pre-season friendly in France.
Chris Ashton has revealed that he only found out about his call-up to Eddie Jones' latest England training squad after being added to the team's WhatsApp group.
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea will leave the Hurricanes at the end of the Super Rugby season to join French Top 14 side Toulon.
Chris Ashton pauses when asked how he might be received by the Twickenham crowd on Sunday. "I might have been forgotten," he says with a smile, "hopefully!"
Plenty was sorted out over an enthralling few days but who shone, who had a weekend to forget and what will fans be talking about ahead of a busy period of domestic action?
Following eight months of intense competition four teams are left battling for silverware in the Aviva Premiership and PRO14, while Castres, Lyon, Toulon and Toulouse target a place in the Top 14 semifinals.
Following a sun-drenched Saturday of action we now know the make-up of the playoff picture in France and the PRO14 and Aviva Premiership semifinal lineups.
The PRO14 playoffs are now confirmed and with the Aviva Premiership and French Top 14 facing a dramatic finish next weekend, there is still much to play for with playoff places up for grabs and team eager to book a place in next season's Champions Cup.
Veteran Toulon wing Vincent Clerc has confirmed that this season will be his last in professional rugby.
It is all about the playoffs as the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 edged even closer to the finish flag. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup may take centre stage this week but there is still plenty at stake after the latest round of games.
It is now or never for many teams across European rugby's domestic competitions as teams battle it out for relegation and playoff positions in the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and the French Top 14.
Following a thrilling weekend of knockout European rugby we have a much clearer idea who will lift the Champions and Challenge Cups.
Two remarkable, contrasting tries from Conor Murray and Andrew Conway ensured Munster edged to a 20-19 victory against Toulon and into the Champions Cup semifinals.
ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across all of the quarterfinals.
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has been hit with a misconduct complaint from the organisers of the Champions Cup over comments he made to French media last month.
After a weekend of rugby that required all your fingers, toes and a calculator, the quarterfinal line-ups in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup have been finalised.
Holders Saracens will face top seeds Leinster in a mouthwatering European Champions Cup quarterfinal.
The Scarlets secured a European Champions Cup quarter-final place as Pool Five winners after toppling Toulon 30-27 in west Wales.
James Haskell and Mathieu Bastareaud will miss games in the 2018 Six Nations Championship after both players were handed bans following incidents from last weekend's European club action.
Mathieu Bastareaud could face a lengthy ban after the Champions Cup's organisers confirmed they were aware of an alleged homophobic slur from the Toulon centre.
Who stood out in the latest rounds of Top 14 action to impress former Toulon, Newcastle and England back Tom May?
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has been handed an eight-week touchline ban for comments made about officiating in the Top 14.
Anthony Watson scored two sparkling tries in front of England boss Eddie Jones as Bath produced some champagne rugby to down French heavyweights Toulon.
Chris Ashton had his blushes saved by a moment of individual brilliance from Toulon's new France international Anthony Belleau after his howler almost gifted Bath a notable away win in the Champions Cup.
- TOUL6thTRIES SCORED 1st Leinster : 13 Tries ScoredLEINS1st913
- TOUL14thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 55 Points DifferenceLEINS1st-1755