Bath first-team coach Brad Davis believes fly-half Sam Vesty is playing his best rugby since arriving at the Recreation Ground.
Director of rugby Alan Tait bemoaned Newcastle's bad luck as the Falcons lost to Leicester to remain bottom of the Aviva Premiership.
Wales had to produced a steely defence on their own tryline to keep a tirade of Samoan attacks at bay, but that's exactly what they did to claim a 17-10 victory.
Scotland were without four players as they stepped up their preparations for the World Cup Pool B clash with Argentina.
Wales coach Warren Gatland hailed his side's character after they survived a major scare against Samoa in their World Cup Pool D clash.
Wales banished the memories of 1991 and 1999 as they dug in to record a 17-10 Rugby World Cup win over Samoa in Pool D in Hamilton on Sunday.
Wales held off a spirited Samoa onslaught for a 17-10 victory that keeps their World Cup hopes alive in what was a ferocious encounter in Hamilton on Sunday.
Newport Gwent Dragons recorded their first RaboDirect Pro12 win of the season when they beat Aironi 23-14 at a rain-lashed Rodney Parade.
Peter Horne came off the bench to score a crucial second-half try as Glasgow Warriors won 23-19 away to Leinster for the first time.
Munster earned a first bonus-point win of the RaboDirect PRO12 campaign as they broke clear of the Scarlets in the second half to win 35-12.
The big result with weekend was in Saturday's match in Paris when Clermont went up to play and consolidated themselves at the top of the log. It's early days but a notable win.
Dan Biggar kicked 19 points as the Ospreys continued their flying start to the Pro12 season by coming from behind to beat Treviso 32-27 at Stadio di Monigo.
A Steve Mafi try three minutes from time gave Leicester a 27-26 Aviva Premiership win at Newcastle, while London Irish edged out Northampton.
Harlequins continued their winning start to the Premiership season with a convincing bonus-point victory over Gloucester at the Stoop.
Bath scored second-half tries through Dan Hipkiss and Nathan Catt to beat Exeter 23-19 in a full-blooded derby at the Recreation Ground.