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Clermont made a statement of intent after beating Montpellier 26-22 in their Top14 clash on Sunday.
Canterbury scored three unanswered tries in the final 20 minutes to beat Tasman 45-14 in their Mitre 10 Cup clash on Sunday.
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper says he supports the idea of North American teams competing in the PRO12.
The schedule for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017 has been heavily criticised by English rugby bosses.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has denied an allegation from Australia that he had a secret meeting with referee Romain Poite.
All Black prop Owen Franks has escaped punishment after Sanzaar determined he did not eye-gouge an Australian player.
Watch the highlights from the Rugby Championship Test between Argentina and South Africa in Salta on Saturday.
Australia coach Michael Cheika has denied feeling any added pressure after suffering their sixth loss in a row.
Ruan Combrinck has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after sustaining a fractured fibula in the Boks’ 26-24 loss to Argentina.
Argentina flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamon hailed his side’s will to win after their 26-24 victory over South Africa in Salta.