Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond paid tribute to Danny Cipriani after he helped inspire an 18-11 win over Exeter.
Stade Francais took over the leadership of the French Top 14 on Friday with a five-try 43-30 victory at Grenoble.
Zane Kirchner's opportunist 78th-minute try sealed a deserved 21-11 Guinness PRO12 victory for Leinster over Connacht.
Edinburgh sailed to a 48-0 bonus-point victory over Treviso at Murrayfield to record their third successive win.
Josh Navidi helped Cardiff Blues draw first blood in the festive Welsh derby season after a 21-9 defeat of Scarlets.
Danny Cipriani created one try and scored another as Sale sealed an 18-11 win over Exeter on Friday evening.
Clermont coach Frank Azema has made wholesale changes to his pack for his side's Top 14 encounter against Castres.
Will Greenwood talks about Racing Metro signing Dan Carter and why scrapping the salary cap could hurt the Premiership.
Wasps welcome back England wing Christian Wade for their first match at the Ricoh Arena
Jack Dixon has recovered from his wrist injury and has been selected to start in the Dragons' PRO12 game against Zebre.
Replacements Dan Lydiate and Sam Lewis are the only changes to the Ospreys team that lost to Racing Metro last week.
Glasgow have not lost a Pro12 game at their home ground for over a year as they face the tough task of hosting table-topping Munster on Saturday.
Team news ahead of Saturday's premiership action including Northampton v Leicester and Gloucester v Bath.
Bath have announced new contracts for back-row trio Matt Garvey, Leroy Houston and Guy Mercer.
Saracens are leading a movement to scrap the Aviva Premiership salary cap, with the backing of six other clubs.
Mike Ross signs new one-year contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union which commits him to Leinster until 2016.
Team news for Friday's Pro12 match between Edinburgh and Treviso at Murrayfield.
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton will not be rushed back from the head injury he sustained against Australia last month.
Team news for Friday's Pro12 clash between Cardiff Blues and Scarlets at the Cardiff Arms Park.
Team news for Friday's Guinness Pro12 derby between Leinster and Connacht at the RDS.
Rupert Cox shares his highlights from the week's rugby action in his round-up blog...