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Western Force coach John Mitchell bemoaned the poor fundamentals of his team in their 10-17 loss to the Sharks in their opening Super 14 match in Durban on Friday.
Sharks coach Dick Muir was a "relieved" man after his team recorded a scratchy 17-10 win over the Western Force in their opening Super 14 match in Durban on Friday.
Teenage sensation and Hurricanes wing Zac Guildford has been sidelined for four to six weeks with a hand injury sustained in a training ground accident.
The Blues started their assault on the Super 14 competition with a convincing 32-14 victory over the Chiefs in a frenetic encounter in Auckland on Saturday.
Highlanders winger Lucky Mulipola is set to miss the entire Super 14 after suffering a broken arm in his team's 16-22 defeat to the Reds on Friday.
Biarritz beat Montpellier 18-14 in Montpellier, the first time a visiting team has won there this season. It was a tense and close match before an enthusiastic crowd.
Phil Mooney, coach of the revitalised Reds team, expects to have all his players fit and eligible for selection for Round Two against the Hurricanes in next Friday.
It might be February already, but it certainly is time for Ricky Januarie to shine.
Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus has laughed off suggestions that Luke Watson will be under pressure at number eight.
It is yet another intriguing weekend in the Top 14, especially as the battle rages at the bottom.