It is time for Planet Rugby's weekly wrap of who has their name in lights right now...and who is making the headlines for the wrong reasons...
The All Blacks: No one can deny that New Zealand are streets ahead of everyone else on the international scene at the moment. Izzy Dagg was brilliant (again) at Eden Park. Sonny Bill, why have you forsaken us?
Pumas leaders: One of the best performances by Argentina since their heroics of 2007 was spearheaded by skipper Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe while veteran campaigner Rodrigo Roncero not only tackled like a machine but used all his years of experience to truly get the Springboks rattled.
Matt Giteau: The sunshine in Toulon and playing outside Jonny Wilkinson obviously suits the former Wallaby playmaker, who heads the early season try-scoring charts in France after bagging a double this weekend. Toulon are two-from-two, with both victories coming on the road. A third success in Mont-de-Marsan is likely.
Louis Fouchč : The young fly-half landed all his shots at goal at Loftus to rack up 27 points and help the Bulls to victory over the Sharks.
Cardiff Double Header: After the annual success of the spectacles in London, the boys in Wales are following suit and we reckon it's a grand idea. A few pints and two Welsh derbies at the Millennium Stadium? Yes, please.
Wellington: Two games, two wins. The Lions are leading the way in the ITM Cup.
Get these guys a cup of warm soup!
Outdated Bok tactics: You can't expect to bully anyone at Test level these days. Wake me up when someone in a green shirt at least tries to beat his man rather just run over him.
Andries Bekker: It's no good being a foot taller than everyone else if you can't bend down to tackle them. Bekker missed more tackles than he made in Mendoza, prompting question marks over the state of his troublesome back.
Wallabies: Nilled in Auckland...You can't say you didn't see it coming. Will Genia's yellow card was a game changer and the back row isn't up to scratch. Dave Dennis has been anonymous in consecutive Tests.
Pedrie Wannenburg: Castres's new loose forward managed to earn two yellow cards in the space of eight minutes against Grenoble, which ultimately cost his side a bonus point.
Perpignan: The Catalans have yet to cross the whitewash in 160 minutes of rugby this season with a penalty try against Bordeaux-Begles their only reward so far. After two losses in as many starts the situation is set to get even worse away to Clermont on Saturday.
Hawkes Bay: Two games, two losses = a poor start in the new ITM Cup.