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Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder was thrilled with his side’s never-say-die attitude as they beat Harlequins 27-23 on Saturday.
Italy number eight Sergio Parisse was left regretting his ‘split-second decision’ to take a late drop-goal as his side fell to France in Paris.
New France head coach Guy Novès wanted more pace from his charges after their narrow 23-21 victory over Italy in Paris on Saturday.
England got their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start at Murrayfield, seeing off Scotland 15-9 to lift the Calcutta Cup.
A Josh Beaumont try was enough for Sale to beat Leicester Tigers 10-3 in the Premiership at Welford Road on Saturday afternoon.
Jules Plisson’s late penalty was enough for France to hold off Italy 23-21 in a gripping Six Nations opener at the Stade de France in Paris.
A last-minute try from full-back Ben Foden helped Northampton Saints overcome Harlequins 27-23 at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.
Wasps were made to work hard for their 9-8 win over Premiership strugglers Newcastle on Saturday in a result that takes them fifth.
Australian sevens coach Andy Friend is not going to afford any special treatment to those players wanting to switch to Sevens.
The Waratahs and Crusaders claimed solid wins over the Brumbies and Reds respectively, in their pre-season matches on Saturday.