European Championship

South Africa Super Rugby sides can play for European title with Club World Cup mooted

The Sharks, Stormers, Lions and Bulls have replaced the Cheetahs and Southern Kings in an upgraded and expanded Pro14 renamed as the United Rugby Championship starting in September.

The plan announced on Tuesday is for the South African sides to be allowed to play for the European club title from 2022-23, subject to contract terms being finalized with European organisers.

They join Pro14 sides Cardiff, Ospreys, Scarlets and Dragons from Wales; Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht from Ireland; Edinburgh and Glasgow of Scotland; and Bennetton and Zebre of Italy.

Ronaldo's Portugal scrapes into semi-finals with penalty shootout victory

Teenage sensation Renato Sanches, who scored Portugal's goal and smashed home one of the penalties, said it was a "wonderful moment for the team and for me for scoring".

It will be the fourth time Portugal have reached the semi-finals in the last five European Championships.

Portugal have reached the last four without winning a single game within 90 minutes.

"People criticise us but we don't care, because we are in the semis," Sanches said.