South African star Bryan Habana scored a try on his return to action after a three-month absence because of a hamstring injury as Toulon beat Bordeaux-Begles 22-20 in a thrilling Top 14 encounter on Saturday.
The heads of Australia's major sporting codes -- cricket, rugby union, rugby league, football and Aussie rules -- pledged Wednesday to eliminate homophobia in a coordinated effort that organisers said was a world first.
Munster outplayed four-time champions Toulouse to reach the European Cup semi-finals Saturday but Ulster slumped to a controversial defeat to Saracens after being reduced to 14 men inside four minutes.
The European Cup resumes on Saturday after taking a rest while the Six Nations was played out and two Irish giants will bid to repeat the national side's success over France by beating French opponents.
New Zealand rugby chiefs on Thursday admitted two prominent All Blacks abused prescription sleeping pills during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but denied the practice was commonplace among professional players.