Most sides welcomed back their international stars this weekend for their domestic competitions for a chance to get their respective machines moving again ahead of the Champions and Challenge Cup games next weekend.
Here is a combined list of the top performering sides and indivisuals from a stats point of view:
Bristol Bears smashed records this week with a total of 792 running meters. A number that is quite unusual to see especially in the Northern Hemisphere. Bristol were followed up by Cheetahs 697m, Gloucester 535m, Munster 512m and Harlequins 510m
Individually, Malcolm Jaer from the Cheetahs takes it with 147m
Luke Morgan (Bristol Bears) 146m
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester) 130m
Jonah Holmes (Leicester Tigers) 120m
Northampton Saints boasted the highest tackle count. They made 196 tackles with a 91% tackle completion rate.
182 Exeter 83%
165 Bristol Bears 85%
162 Sale Sharks 94%
Teimana Harrison from Northampton Saints made a mammoth 33 tackles missing just 1
29 David Ewers (Exeter Chiefs)
23 Michele Lamaro (Treviso) & Will Boyde (Scarlets)
Harlequins were cooking on attack with 38 defenders beaten followed by Bristol Bears & Gloucester who both beat 31 on the day.
9 Ollie Thorley (Gloucester), Jonah Holmes (LeicesterTigers), Adam Byrne (Leinster), Kyle Godwin (Connacht)
8 Duhan vd Merwe (Edinburgh)
Newcastle Falcons & Ospreys top the list with 9 turnovers each. Gloucester, Connacht, Bath & Glasgow Warriors all were right behind the leaders with 8 each.
The top players saw 4 top the list with 4 steal each - Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints), Rhyno Smith (Cheetahs), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) & Rob du Preez (Sale Sharks)