Jonny May and Tom Voyce helped Gloucester pick up their first win of the Aviva Premiership season with a 29-8 victory over Worcester.
Exeter recorded their fourth consecutive victory for the first time in the Aviva Premiership, beating Newcastle 32-15 at Sandy Park.
Owen Farrell landed a penalty via both posts with the last kick of the game to earn Saracens a 28-26 win over Bath at the Recreation Ground.
Niall O'Connor nailed the match-winning kick for Connacht as they came from behind to beat the Scarlets 13-11 in the RaboDirect PRO12.
The Blue Bulls showed great fighting spirit to salvage a 22-22 draw with the last kick of the game against a Cheetahs team that had seemed firmly in control in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
With several key players out in the cold because of injury, a makeshift Western Province side warmed to the challenge with a 49-21 win over the Leopards in their Currie Cup clash at a chilly Newlands on Saturday.
England manager Martin Johnson was a relieved man as his side came from behind to beat Argentina 13-9 in their World Cup opener at the Otago Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.
Ulster had to work hard to see off Aironi 25-19 on Saturday and make it two wins out of two at the start of the RaboDirect Pro12 season.
England great Jonny Wilkinson said he alone, and not the indoor conditions at the Otago Stadium, was behind his astonishing off-day with the boot against Argentina.
The Sharks kept their composure against a desperate Pumas team who fought incredibly hard but ultimately came up short, losing 33-20 to the defending Currie Cup champions in Durban on Saturday.
Jonny Wilkinson refused to blame the ball or the stadium design for what is believed to be his worst kicking performance in an England jersey.
Argentina captain Felipe Contepomi, who is a qualified doctor, has said that it is too early to tell how serious the rib injury which forced him off the field in his team's narrow loss to England really is.
On the opening day we celebrated the big party in Auckland. On day two of the World Cup we celebrated the arrival of the minnows.
Fiji's four-try hero Vereniki Goneva Saturday admitted he would be a marked man after destroying Namibia in his World Cup debut, but he said he would cope with the attention next week against South Africa.
Martin Johnson felt like he aged 20 years as he watched England open their Rugby World Cup campaign with a 13-9 victory over Argentina.