After a trip to the Big Apple, Jamie George is determined to see Saracens reap the fruits of their labours as the Aviva Premiership reaches the business end.
Jason Woodward scored a second half try in a 27-point haul to fire the Melbourne Rebels to a stunning 32-24 upset win.
Alapati Leiua fended off five tacklers in a brilliant individual try to lift the Wellington Hurricanes to a thrilling 29-26 win.
The stroke suffered by former All Black Piri Weepu may have been caused by a hole in his heart, the Auckland Blues said.
European rugby bosses are close to reaching an agreement on the elite club tournament to replace the Heineken Cup.
Dylan Hartley will face no disciplinary action following a claim from Tom Youngs that he was bitten.
New Zealand forward Kieran Read will play his 100th Super Rugby for the Crusaders against the Hurricanes.
New South Wales Waratahs full-back Israel Folau will be unable to add to his remarkable season tally of eight tries this weekend.
England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson will end his 17-year career at the end of the season, according to various media reports.
Bristol have confirmed the signing of former Wales captain Ryan Jones on a two-year contract.
First-choice Sharks flyhalf Pat Lambie will miss the remainder of the Super Rugby season with a torn bicep tendon.
Leicester consolidated fourth place in the Premiership with a six-try thumping of Exeter at Welford Road on Sunday.
John Muldoon scored two tries as Connacht beat Newport Gwent Dragons 24-8 at Rodney Parade in the RaboDirect Pro12.
Premiership relegation favourites Worcester suffered a survival hammer-blow at Sixways as Wasps stole an unlikely late win.
Quade Cooper put on a one-man show and scored all of the Reds' points but it was not enough as the Lions fought back to triumph 23-20 at Ellis Park.
Matt Hodgson laid the platform for the Western Force as they upset defending champions Waikato Chiefs 18-15.
Robbie Coleman scored two tries, to help his side record a 25-15 victory over South African side Stormers.
Simon Hickey kicked 20 points as the Auckland Blues secured a 40-30 bonus point victory over South Africa's Cheetahs.
Round-up: A superb second half performance saw Toulouse secure a 27-27 draw with Stade Francais in the Top 14 at the Stade de France.
Round-up: Saracens beat Harlequins 39-17 in front a new attendance record for a club match of 83,889 at Wembley.