New Zealand second row Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 after the win over Wales.
Scotland ended their November campaign with an impressive 37-12 win over Tonga at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock on Saturday.
South Africa were made to work very hard to beat Italy 22-6 in an error-strewn clash at Stadio Euganeo in Padova on Saturday.
England's regular pivot Owen Farrell has no problem handing over the number 10 jersey to George Ford for Saturday's Test with Samoa.
Although he will lead the All Blacks for the 100th time in a Test, Richie McCaw is not fussing over his achievement.
The Scarlets' win over Glasgow on Friday not only kept their top four campaign alive but also concluded a record-breaking year.
Chiefs and Counties-Manukau utility back Tim Nanai-Williams has turned his back on New Zealand after deciding to play for Samoa.
Sale boss Steve Diamond praised his side's defence after they claimed a 16-12 victory over Harlequins at the Stoop on Friday.
Gloucester boss David Humphreys had no hesitation in pinpointing the moment his side lost to Newcastle at Kingston Park on Friday.
Australia must rediscover the style they played in their win over Wales a fortnight ago if they are to beat Ireland on Saturday.
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree said the side had been "beating themselves up" ahead of Saturday's clash against Samoa.
A late Rory Pitman try meant Glagow left Parc y Scarlets empty handed as the home side won 19-9 in a tight Pro12 battle on Friday.
Sinoti Sinoti's second-half try helped Newcastle claim a valuable 20-10 Premiership victory over Gloucester at Kingston Park.