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Auckland centre Rieko Ioane scored a hat-trick to smite Otago 54-17 at Eden Park on Saturday.
New Zealand captain Kieran Read expects new faces in the All Blacks side to face Argentina to hit the ground running.
Hawke’s Bay were able to claim a valuable 30-21 away win over Manawatu at Arena Manawatu on Saturday.
Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham has described Israel Folau as “more motivated than ever” ahead of Saturday’s Test in Pretoria.
Entering Round Seven of the Top 14 the pick of the games could both be on Sunday with contenders facing off.
Saracens bounced back from last week’s loss at Quins to comfortably defeat Bristol 39-0 with a try bonus-point at Ashton Gate on Friday.
A late Harry Mallinder penalty helped Northampton pick up a crucial 20-19 victory over Exeter in a thrilling Premiership clash on Friday.
Connacht picked up their first victory of the PRO12 season on Friday as they beat Edinburgh 28-15 with a try bonus-point at the Sportsground.
Glasgow made it three wins from five games in the PRO12 this season as they battled past the Dragons 26-17 at Rodney Parade on Friday.
Western Province were able to survive a slick Boland attack to win 30-28 at Newlands on Friday, booking a place in the Currie Cup semi-finals.