Super Rugby: ACT Brumbies talking points
The Brumbies fell short against the Highlanders for the second time in seven months in Canberra.
Last week their timing sucked. This week it was sublime as the Blues snapped their three-game Super Rugby losing skid in the most glorious of style.
Western Force coach Dave Wessels says his battered team will be better for the experience after conceding seven tries in a bruising 45-17 loss to the Crusaders in Friday night's Super Rugby clash in Christchurch.
Waratahs win 32-25 in the final seconds.
The NSW Waratahs have averted a major crisis and got themselves well and truly out of jail, coming from 19 points behind at half-time to prevail 32-25 thanks to a David Horwitz try with 35 seconds remaining.
England were denied successive grand slams and a world record for successive Test match victories after going down 13-9 to Ireland in the final match of this year's Six Nations.
A vibrant Scotland side ran in four tries to crush Italy 29-0 and give departing coach Vern Cotter a fitting send-off in their final Six Nations match at Murrayfield on Saturday.
France beat Wales 20-18 after a bizarre and chaotic end to the match as Camille Chat scored a try 20 minutes after fulltime had elapsed on Saturday to salvage Les Bleus' Six Nations campaign.
The Brumbies hammered the Waratahs in the second half to seal a crucial win in Sydney.
The Waratahs have fallen to the Brumbies for the third consecutive time in two seasons and surrendered the inaugural Dan Vickerman Cup, going down 28-12 on a wet evening in Sydney.
Super Rugby: ACT Brumbies v NSW Waratahs talking points
The Hurricanes blew away the Highlanders with a dominant second-half display as the defending Super Rugby champions got back to winning ways with a comprehensive 41-15 victory in Wellington on Saturday.
The Bulls beat the Sunwolves 34-21 in Super Rugby but made it hard for themselves against the strugglers from Japan when flanker Renaldo Bothma was sent off for a high tackle in the opening minute of the second half.
The Crusaders have pulled a win from the Super Rugby fire for the third successive match, downing the Blues 33-24 in Christchurch to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
England's second successive Six Nations title was secured after a 61-21 thrashing of Scotland and coach Eddie Jones said there would be "a few quiet beers" to celebrate before attention quickly turns to next week's grand slam trip to Dublin.
Two tries to Israel Folau was not enough for the NSW Waratahs as they succumbed to their second heavy loss in as many weeks, going down 37-14 to the Sharks in Durban.
France beat Italy 40-18 in Rome on Saturday to keep their slim Six Nations title dreams alive.
The Highlanders have picked up their first win of the Super Rugby campaign, defeating the Blues 16-12 in an Eden Park war of attrition.