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Glasgow Warriors suffered a second successive defeat against Irish opposition as Munster claimed a 23-12 RaboDirect Pro12 win at Firhill.
Harlequins went top of the Premiership table with a 26-13 win over Northampton, while Sale beat London Irish 30-29 in the night's other game.
Leinster recorded their first win in this season's RaboDirect PRO12 with a 31-10 victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons at the RDS Arena.
Sale bounced back from their opening-day Premiership defeat at Worcester with a hard-fought 30-29 win over London Irish at Edgeley Park.
Harlequins moved top of the Premiership as another superb kicking performance by Nick Evans helped them to a 26-13 home win over Northampton.
Bath summer signing Dave Attwood will make his Aviva Premiership debut for the club when they host Saracens on Saturday (kick-off 3.15pm).
Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath has dismissed talk of Worcester being relegation candidates ahead of Saturday's Kingsholm clash.
Exeter flanker Tom Johnson will notch up his 100th cap for the club when the Chiefs host Newcastle at Sandy Park on Saturday.
Marc Lievremont says France are taking the threat posed by Japan seriously as they prepare to open their World Cup Pool A campaign on Saturday.
Italy coach Nick Mallett says facing Australia first up is a daunting task for the Azzurri ahead of Sunday's World Cup Pool C clash.
Eight years spent working alongside Eddie O'Sullivan have left Brian O'Driscoll in no doubt the USA coach is desperate to topple Ireland.
Australia back row David Pocock has welcomed being described as the world's greatest openside ahead of Richie McCaw.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has tipped history-maker Sam Warburton to leave a lasting impression on the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma believes England are underestimating the Pumas ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup clash in Dunedin.
Jannie du Plessis insists South Africa's power-packed bench for the clash against Wales is testament to their opponents' forward strength.
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