Sir Ian McGeechan believes the Rugby Football Union should take its time in appointing Martin Johnson's successor as England manager.
Stephen Donald took centre-stage for Bath as they put their European campaign back on track with a tense 16-13 victory over Montpellier.
Joe Schmidt was relieved after Leinster climbed to the top of Heineken Cup Pool Three following a bonus-point victory over Glasgow Warriors.
Leinster showed glimpses of their ruthless best as they beat Glasgow Warriors 38-13 in the Heineken Cup at the Royal Dublin Showground.
Connacht coach Eric Elwood described the 36-10 Heineken Cup defeat to a talented Toulouse side as a "huge experience" for his young team.
Saracens were relieved to salvage a potentially crucial losing bonus point after being edged out 15-10 by Biarritz in the Heineken Cup.
Munster's Ronan O'Gara believed a helpful wind in the south of France made hitting an incredible winning drop goal at Castres an easier task.
Ospreys director of rugby Scott Johnson was determined to focus on the positives after his side's late escape against Benetton Treviso.
Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill claimed his side's second successive win "was nothing to get too excited about" despite the fact they are sitting two points clear at the top.
Harlequins maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 12th successive win in all competitions against Gloucester in the Heineken Cup.
Leicester coach Richard Cockerill has dismissed talk of him taking over as England team manager as replacement for ex-Tiger Martin Johnson.
Matt Smith scored the only try late on as Leicester beat Ulster 20-9 at Welford Road to top Pool 4 of the Heineken Cup.
Irish rugby great Ronan O'Gara landed his second late drop-goal in successive European Cup games to give two-time champions Munster a 27-24 victory over Castres on Saturday.
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea has ruled himself out of contention for the England managerial vacancy created by Martin Johnson's resignation.
Harlequins' 12th successive victory in all competitions - a 28-9 win - left Gloucester's Heineken Cup hopes hanging by a thread on Saturday.
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