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Here as summary of what happened this weekend so far…

Munster wrapped up top spot in Pool 2 of the Champions Cup after they edged Exeter 9-7 at Thomond Park, dumping the Chiefs out of Europe.

One try was scored in a gritty contest and it went the way of Exeter back-row Don Armand, but it was in a losing cause for Rob Baxter’s side.

They may well kick themselves at not taking points on offer off the tee in Limerick with Munster making no such error as they sealed victory.

Ulster qualified for the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a dramatic 14-13 comeback win over Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

The hosts went into half-time 10-0 up at Welford Road, with the visitors’ hopes hanging by a thread, but Ulster showed their class in the final quarter of the game to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Saracens sealed top spot in Champions Cup Pool Three by beating Glasgow Warriors 38-19 in an entertaining clash at Allianz Park.

The English side led 24-19 at half-time after 40 minutes of rugby filled with twists and turns. In a quieter second-half, they eventually wore Dave Rennie’s spirited Scottish outfit down by attrition to clinch a bonus-point win and a home quarter-final.

An in-form Edinburgh wrapped up top spot in Pool 5 as they defeated Montpellier 19-10 to seal a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup.

A try from wing Darcy Graham and 14 points off the tee from fly-half Jaco van der Walt saw them to victory in front of 11,802 supporters.

An injury time try by Luan de Bruin secured the Cheetahs a dramatic 24-17 victory in their PRO14 derby against the Southern Kings at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening, and back-to-back wins in the competition.

The visitors had to work hard for the victory as the Southern Kings delivered a spirited performance, which saw the sides tied at 17-17 with 10 minutes left of the clash.

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