Italy captain Sergio Parisse could shake off a foot injury to lead his side against championship-chasing Wales on Saturday.
Rupert Cox shares his highlights from the week's rugby action in his round-up blog.
Toulon once again find themselves at the top of the French domestic league thanks to a five-try win over Brive.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre says Pascal Pape is still considering whether to appeal against his 10-week ban.
Bordeaux came back from an 11-point deficit to defeat Toulon 28-23 in the Top 14 at the Stade Chaban Delmas.
Newcastle, Exeter, London Irish, Cardiff and Connacht recorded bonus-point wins in the Challenge Cup.
Stade Francais went clear at the top of the French league on an emotional day in Paris with a 49-13 win over Castres.
South Africa fly-half Morne Steyn has been banned for two weeks pending further investigation into his sending-off.
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