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It was a case of sweet revenge for Northampton when they secured a 35-7 victory over London Irish at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.
Gloucester delivered a dominant display before securing a deserved 28-6 victory over Harlequins at Kingsholm on Saturday.
France made it two wins out of two in this year’s Six Nations after they beat Ireland 10-9 in a dour clash at the Stade de France.
Sale stretched their unbeaten home run to 10 matches after securing a 23-17 victory over Exeter at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday.
Treviso picked up their first win of the PRO12 season on Saturday as they secured a 13-7 home victory over Cardiff Blues.
England captain Dylan Hartley said his team-mates should be confident ahead of their Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome on Sunday.
Two tries from Luke Morahan helped the Western Force to a 34-26 victory over the Asia Pacific Dragons in Perth on Saturday.
Sir Clive Woodward believes England players are lacking the required fitness, saying “they’ve been going backwards for the last 13 years”.
Ulster loosehead prop Callum Black spoke of his delight after scoring on his 100th appearance for the province against Glasgow on Friday.
Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards hailed his forward pack for their instrumental role in his side’s 26-14 win over Leicester Tigers.