Glasgow gave themselves a huge confidence boost ahead of next week's European Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens by seeing off Connacht at Scotstoun.
Fly-half Rhys Patchell scored 16 points, including two tries, as Scarlets registered a 26-10 bonus-point victory over Guinness Pro12 rivals Edinburgh.
Stuart Hogg, the RBS 6 Nations player of the championship, returns to Glasgow duty in Saturday's Guinness PRO12 encounter with Connacht.
Salford coach Ian Watson has signed a new contract, just four days after plotting the first defeat of the season for Castleford.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones faces up to six weeks out with a shoulder injury picked up in the RBS 6 Nations defeat by France in Paris.
Ireland is in a unique position to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to Irish Rugby Football Union's chief executive Philip Browne.
New Zealand will play the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 4 after the world champions opted not to face England instead.
Edinburgh have re-signed Scotland prop WP Nel on a three-year contract.
Eddie Jones believes the British and Irish Lions should take a leadership group of four captains on the tour of New Zealand.
Scotland centre Huw Jones faces about five months out after tearing his hamstring.
Veteran Scotland wing Sean Lamont has admitted he expects to retire from rugby at the end of the season.
Six Nations officials have announced no clear evidence could be found that Wales wing George North was bitten by a France player during Saturday 's RBS 6 Nations clash in Paris.
Leicester have announced the Welford Road return of Australian Matt O'Connor as their head coach.
Eddie Jones insists his four-year plan leading into the 2019 World Cup remains intact despite Saturday's comprehensive defeat by Ireland.
Ian Rush expects Gareth Bale to get Wales back on World Cup track in Dublin and move even closer to his international goals record.
Saturday's RBS 6 Nations game between France and Wales in Paris ended with 20 minutes of stoppage time and controversy surrounding the replacing of Les Bleus prop Uini Atonio.
Three members of England's title-winning team have been named on the shortlist for this season's RBS 6 Nations player of the championship.
Gregor Townsend is the perfect man to build on the foundations laid by out-going Scotland head coach Vern Cotter, according to Dark Blues wing Tim Visser.
The 2017 RBS 6 Nations finished on Saturday with tournament winners England denied a second successive Grand Slam after losing 13-9 to Ireland in Dublin.
Skipper John Barclay thanked Vern Cotter for putting Scotland back on a winning path - but admits his side still have a long journey ahead if they want lasting success.
Vern Cotter has never been interested in memorable soundbites or making himself the centre of attention.
England Women became Grand Slam champions in Dublin the night before their male counterparts will look to do likewise after a 34-7 victory over Ireland.
Ben Youngs admits England will feel unable to celebrate their successful RBS 6 Nations title defence if they fail to seize a unique opportunity to enter the history books.
Danny Care insists Eddie Jones' double RBS 6 Nations champions are the greatest side he has played in.
Wales star Rhys Webb says he takes no notice of the pundits' British and Irish Lions squads being drawn up prior to squad selection next month.
Orkney head coach Paul Livingstone is confident his players will not allow their National 3 season to peter out.
Vern Cotter insists it will be business as usual as he prepares for his final match in charge of Scotland - and revealed he has even banned his players from discussing his Murrayfield farewell.
Eddie Jones has warned Ireland they face no ordinary team as England seek to conquer the "mountain" that will deliver back-to-back Grand Slams.
Joe Marler insists England will tackle the final assignment of their Grand Slam defence with the swagger that accompanies their status as champions.
Scotland centre Alex Dunbar reckons the Dark Blues are still heading in the right direction - despite their spectacular fall from grace at Twickenham.
Scotland skipper John Barclay was left feeling sick after being forced to sit through a re-run of his team's Twickenham humiliation.
Scotland hooker Fraser Brown has been spared further punishment after being cited for a dangerous tackle on England's Elliot Daly.