The Top 14 is only six weeks young, yet Brive have picked up nearly as many cards as Racing Métro did in the whole of last season.
Ulster outscored Cardiff Blues two tries to none to claim a 26-9 victory in the Pro12 at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday.
Kieran Marmion scored the only try of the game as Connacht held on to beat Leinster 10-9 in Friday's Pro12 clash at The Sportsground....
Toulon crushed 14-man Brive 53-13 running in eight tries after Peet Marais' red card in the first half.
The Golden Lions provisionally moved to the top of the Currie Cup standings on Friday thanks to a 29-15 win over the Pumas.
Toulon has been struck by an injury blow with the news that Frédéric Michalak has been sidelined for four months with a shoulder injury....
The first European Champions Cup will not have all its major sponsors when it begins next month according to Mark McCafferty.
Nick Cummins will line up against Australia in November when the Barbarians take on the Wallabies at Twickenham.
Auckland have been boosted by the return of Patrick Tuipulotu for their ITM Cup clash with North Harbour at Eden Park on Saturday.
Wellington have named their fifth fly-half of the ITM Cup season for their fixture with Tasman, with Willie Ripia starting at Westpac...
Currently away with the Boks, Bryan Habana hasn't been distracted by the outlandish statements of Mourad Boudjellal at Toulon.
The RFU and Premiership Rugby have agreed a range of measures to address the demands of the World Cup on the English club season.
The Dragons have moved to sign centre Ben John on a month-long loan deal from Guinness PRO12 and fellow Welsh outfit the Ospreys.
Edinburgh have made seven changes to their starting line-up that will take on the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Sunday....
Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has named a 26-man squad for the Pumas' final two Rugby Championship matches.
Alesana Tuilagi will make his first start for Newcastle as they try to end a run of 18 Premiership defeats at home to Northampton.
Jebb Sinclair and Luke Narraway will both make their first starts of the season on Saturday as London Irish host Saracens.