These are your rugby headlines on Sunday, April 14.

Wales duo near return to action

Wales duo Jac Morgan and Dewi Lake will travel out to South Africa this week as they near their return with the Ospreys.

The Ospreys will fly out to South Africa on Tuesday as they begin the final run-in of their United Rugby Championship campaign.
Toby Booth's side face matches against the Stormers and Bulls as they aim to secure a play-off place and they'll be boosted by the return of Wales' World Cup co-captains.

Lake has been out injured with a hamstring injury since January, while Morgan underwent knee surgery in December. When asked if the travelling party to South Africa will include the pair, Booth said: "It will, for sure. That's a welcome addition coming back in the next few weeks.

"That will certainly help and take the pressure off the squad. We'll probably pick up with the Cheetahs boys when we're over there, both our youngsters but also the boys that have been over there this year.

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"It's a tough schedule. But I'd rather be in a tough schedule with something to play for rather than nothing at all. We've just spoken as a team in there around their emotional and physical recovery.

"We're not going to do too much before we go to South Africa because we can't, with the numbers we have and the physical element. But once we land in South Africa, we've got to be leaving the past behind us and getting on with the new because that's all we can do."

Region face big decision on ex-All Black

The Scarlets want to keep hold of former All Blacks star Vaea Fifita who is attracting interest from France and Japan.

The 31-year-old has a year to run on his Scarlets contract and would be an attractive proposition for most clubs. WalesOnline understands the Scarlets would be prepared to sell Fifita if the right offer came in but their preference would be to retain the Tonga international and are discussing the possibility of extending his contract.

Fifita is one of the most naturally gifted players in the United Rugby Championship with his athleticism and lineout prowess a big asset to the Scarlets.

The west Walians succeeded in retaining influential second-row Sam Lousi and the hope is Fifita will follow suit but his future will become a lot clearer over the coming weeks.

Sharks and Clermont through to semi-finals

By PA Sport staff

Edinburgh exited the EPCR Challenge Cup after suffering a 36-30 quarter-final defeat against the Sharks in Durban.

Despite leading narrowly at half-time, Edinburgh were ultimately undone by a Sharks team that put poor United Rugby Championship form to one side. Prop Pierre Schoeman, flanker Hamish Watson and hooker Dave Cherry - in the game's final play - scored Edinburgh's tries, while fly-half Ben Healy kicked three penalties and three conversions.

But Sharks' superior firepower was underlined through touchdowns from centre Lukhanyo Am, flanker James Venter and hooker Bongi Mbonambi.Fly-half Siya Masuku converted all three tries and kicked four penalties for an 18-point haul, while Curwin Bosch booted a late penalty as Sharks moved into a semi-final against Clermont Auvergne.

Clermont crushed Ulster at Stade Marcel-Michelin as the French heavyweights ran in seven tries. Back-row forward Nick Timoney touched down twice for Ulster, with both scores converted by scrum-half John Cooney, but the visitors had no answer to Clermont's pace and all-court game.

Number-eight Pita-Gus Sowakula scored two tries, as did flanker Peceli Yato, while Alex Newsome, Rob Simmons and Joris Jurand also breached the Ulster defence as Clermont romped home through 33 unanswered second-half points. Fly-half Anthony Belleau kicked four conversions and two penalties, with Bautista Delguy and Sebastien Bezy each landing a conversion.

Leinster end La Rochelle's Champions Cup hopes

By PA Sport Staff

Leinster emphatically ended La Rochelle's bid for a hat-trick of Investec Champions Cup titles by beating them 40-13 at the Aviva Stadium.

Ronan O'Gara's team defeated Leinster in the last two finals by a combined margin of just four points.

But La Rochelle's quest for silverware ended at the quarter-final stage this time around as Leinster marched on in pursuit of a record-equalling fifth tournament triumph.

Wing James Lowe (2), scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park, flanker Ryan Baird and hooker Dan Sheehan scored tries, while fly-half Ross Byrne kicked three conversions and three penalties as Leinster never looked in danger of suffering another loss to their fierce rivals.

La Rochelle saw prop Louis Penverne go over for a try on the stroke of half-time, with Antoine Hastoy adding two penalties and a conversion. But they were blown away during the second period, failing to score a point, as Leinster stormed into yet another Champions Cup semi-final