Northampton's pack put in a dominant performance to help them to a 15-3 home win over Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership.
Northampton forwards coach Dorian West heaped praise on his pack after Saints beat Gloucester 15-3.
Cardiff Blues marked Jonah Lomu's death with one minute of applause ahead of their Challenge Cup against Harlequins.
Victor Matfield will captain the Barbarians for this week's matches against Gloucester and Argentina.
All the team news ahead of Saturday's Challenge Cup matches, including London Irish v Agen and Gloucester v Zebre.
Gloucester winger David Halaifonua and Leicester prop Riccardo Brugnara have both been handed two-week bans.
Gloucester have signed second rower Joe Latta from Super Rugby champions the Highlanders.
Wasps bounced back from defeat to Leicester with a solid 23-3 victory over a disappointing Gloucester.
Wasps coach Dai Young criticised his side's inability to take their chances, despite their 23-3 win over Gloucester on Sunday.
New Zealand international Charles Piutau will make his Wasps debut in Sunday's Aviva Premiership clash with Gloucester.
The Barbarians have added some big names to their squad for their forthcoming matches with Gloucester and Argentina.
Gloucester just held off a determined Worcester challenge to win a thrilling Aviva Premiership game 24-22 at Kingsholm.
England captain Chris Robshaw makes his Harlequins return on Saturday when they travel to Bath.
Owen Farrell kicked a penalty four minutes from time to give Saracens a hard-fought 17-15 away win against Gloucester.
England trio Owen Farrell, Jonny May and Ben Morgan return to club duty on Friday night as Saracens visit Gloucester.
Gloucester skipper Billy Twelvetrees kicked 29 points as the Cherry and Whites beat Newcastle 39-27.
Wales' James Hook says he has "unfinished business" in the World Cup after his painful experience in New Zealand in 2011.
Gloucester prop Sila Puafisi will join Glasgow once his Rugby World Cup commitments with Tonga are complete.
Jonny May says he can finally "close a chapter" on his Six Nations nightmare after scoring at Twickenham on Saturday.
Charlie Sharples and Tom Savage have committed their long-term futures to Aviva Premiership side Gloucester.