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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.
The six-time champion Crusaders produced a polished performance in smashing the Brumbies 34-3 in the Super 14 tournament opener in Christchurch on Friday, a performance that pleased coach Robbie Deans.
Cardiff Blues director of rugby Dai Young has admitted that there is "every likelihood" that Scott Johnson will join their coaching staff.
The Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) is on a collision course with its European counterpart after opting to reduced a suspension handed down to Alexandre Audebert.
The Super 14 is in its first week, yet the Brumbies' injury toll is mounting after their 34-3 drubbing at the hands of the Crusaders in a wet Christchurch on Friday.