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.
Defending champions College Rovers sent out a strong warning to the rest of the field at the 37th national club championships in Stellenbosch on Saturday.
Even though his team delivered one of their best performances in recent times, Springbok skipper John Smit would not accept that his team's 49-3 victory over Fiji was a breakthrough.
Six superb tries showed that South Africa are capable of playing a less predictable game, Springbok lock Danie Rossouw said after his team's 49-3 World Cup victory over Fiji on Saturday.
France coach Marc Lievremont, renowned for his bizarre utterances, has been at it again - saying he was impressed by the All Blacks's 83-7 demolition of Japan, adding that his side would have been incapable of such a performance.
France coach Marc Lievremont has blasted World Cup organisers for unfair scheduling of the World Cup's smaller nations saying they were acting out of an "Anglo-Saxon logic."
The Blue Bulls kept their slim play-off hopes alive when they edged Western Province 28-20 in a thrilling Currie Cup match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Harlequins continued their winning start to the season with a convincing 42-6 bonus-point victory over Gloucester at the Stoop on Saturday.
Close-season signing Fraser McKenzie opened his scoring account as Sale handed Wasps their first defeat, a 29-18 loss at Adams Park.
A Steve Mafi try three minutes from time rescued Leicester from defeat at Kingston Park as they beat Newcastle 27-26 in a thrilling contest.
A penalty two minutes from time by Tom Homer gave London Irish their first Premiership victory of the season as they won 14-13 at Northampton.
The Pumas picked up their first win of the Currie Cup season, entrenching Griquas further down the bottom half of the log with a narrow 34-31 victory in Kimberley on Saturday.
Ospreys produced a second-half comeback to win 32-27 at Treviso and maintain their 100% start to the RaboDirect Pro12 season.