Rory Best admitted Ireland blew a "massive opportunity" against France that could well end their Six Nations title hopes.
Wales surged late to score a 27-23 victory over Scotland in a pulsating Six Nations contest in Cardiff.
Alex Payne is tipping England to cruise to victory in their Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome.
Dean Ryan launched a furious verbal assault on the Aviva Premiership refereeing system after Worcester's defeat to Bath.
Northampton reasserted their title credentials with a 35-7 destruction of London Irish at Franklin's Gardens.
Bath fought back from 11 points down to record a morale-boosting 16-14 Aviva Premiership victory over Worcester at Sixways.
Gloucester produced one of their finest performances of the season as they crushed Harlequins 28-6 at Kingsholm.
Sale held off a second half Exeter comeback to move closer to the Aviva Premiership's top four following a 23-17 triumph.
Maxime Medard scored a late converted try as France edged Ireland 10-9 in bruising Six Nations battle in Paris.
England Women made it two wins from two with a hard-fought 33-24 win over Italy in the Women's Six Nations.
Eddie Jones' demand that England give Italy "a good hiding" will have no effect on the Azzurri, says captain Sergio Parisse.
Cardiff's winning streak come to a shock end in Italy as rock-bottom Benetton Treviso claimed a 13-7 victory.
Relive the action after Ireland lost a bruising encounter to France and Wales edged Scotland in Cardiff.
George Kruis says Saracens team-mate Maro Itoje is ready to take international rugby by storm.
Sir Clive Woodward says England's current squad are nowhere near fit enough to compete with the southern hemisphere giants.
Assistant coach Shaun Edwards insists Wales will not underestimate Scotland when the teams meet in Cardiff on Saturday.
Aled Thomas kicked a contentious late penalty to snatch a 22-21 victory for the Scarlets over Edinburgh.
Ulster overcame Glasgow Warriors 13-10 in Belfast to claim their third successive Guinness PRO12 victory.
Leinster maintained their push for a play-off spot by running in eight tries during their 52-0 demolition of Zebre.
Newcastle breathed life into their hopes of avoiding relegation with a stunning 26-14 victory over Leicester Tigers.
Barbarians v South Africa
5th November 2016