It's time for Planet Rugby's wrap of who has their name in lights at the moment... and who is making the headlines for the wrong reasons.
They're on fire!
All Blacks: The black machine keeps marching on and although their recent victory over the Wallabies in Wellington was not as comprehensive as the previous weekend's win in Sydney, they enhanced their reputation as the world's leading side with another dominant display.
Tony Woodcock: Became only the fourth man - after Richie McCaw, Mils Muliaina and Keven Mealamu - to play 100 Tests for New Zealand. Apart from achieving such an illustrious milestone, Woodcock was also one of the best players on the field, especially in the scrums where he dominated throughout.
Lions: After losing their opening two matches in the Currie Cup, Johan Ackermann's troops were staring down the barrel as they headed to Pretoria to face the Blue Bulls. They shocked their hosts, however, by beating them convincingly by a 39-point winning margin - a result which saw them jumping from the bottom of the table into fourth position.
Otago: A cursory glance over Otago's line-up for Friday's ITM Cup encounter against Waikato certainly wouldn't have gotten the pulses racing in anticipation, with few 'big names' in Tony Brown's starting XV. However, a real team effort did the business for the Championship outfit as they overcame the Mooloo Men and in the process claimed the Ranfurly Shield, with Waikato relinquishing the 'Log o' Wood' after just four defences.
Oyonnax: Argentina beating South Africa would have raised some eyebrows, but Oyonnax defeating last season's Heineken Cup finalists Clermont Auvergne in the Top 14 was an absolute stunner. Completely unfancied heading into Saturday's game, the hosts scored three tries against the 2011 Top 14 champions with Argentinian fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta kicking 15 points, including a drop-goal, to win 30-19. Magnifique.
Toulon: The European champions are purring. Five tries at home in front of an as-ever enthusiastic Stade Felix Mayol saw Toulon put down an early-marker over fellow big spenders Racing Métro. Worth remembering that Bryan Habana and Drew Mitchell are yet to arrive.
Someone turn up the heater!
Springboks playing the Top 14: Coming off a bruising encounter with Argentina and a trip to South America to add, the Springboks will surely be in need of a bit of a rest as they prepare for their tour to Australasia. However, Morné Steyn, Bryan Habana, Juandré Kruger, Gurthrö Steenkamp and Jano Vermaak won't be taking any time off - instead they'll be adding to their frequent flyer miles by jetting off to France to play for their Top 14 clubs.
While we understand that the players are contracted to the clubs and want to make an impact - especially those who have just made the move - but surely being in the best shape for a gruelling leg of the Rugby Championship should be both their and SARU's priority? The decision to select a host of foreign-based players for the competition came in for some criticism and this certainly adds some credence to the assertion that local is indeed 'lekker'.
Clermont: Credit to Oyonnax of course for their famous win, but for Clermont to lose to a side with less than half the talent that they possess is unacceptable. Top names were rested, but the talent left - Sitiveni Sivivatu, Brock James, Elvis Vermeulen, Nathan Hines and more - were more than good enough to win that game. Not the brightest start to Vern Cotter's final stint at the helm.
Foul play from the Pumas: We have to agree with Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers when he says that biting and eye gouging has no place in rugby - such behaviour is simply unacceptable. While neither Leonardo Senatore nor Pablo Matera has been found guilty of the charges laid against them, the decision by SANZAR's first assessor to request a full hearing for both players is fairly damning. The Pumas have a reputation for being physical and aggressive and this is one of the things that has made them such a tough outfit to come up against. However, resorting to biting and gouging is stepping over a line that should never be crossed. Senatore may well say that being in an Eben Etzebeth headlock is provocation enough to lash out, but there is little defence for either action. Firm penalties will be in the offering if the pair are found guilty and hopefully it will be a long time before such acts are seen again in rugby.
Jaco Peyper: The South African referee made some baffling decisions in last weekend's Test between the New Zealand and Australia. The Wallabies were seething after Peyper failed to consult the Television Match Official after Stephen Moore came close to scoring a try and their coach Ewen McKenzie said he was confused by the official's interpretations of the new scrum laws.