Newport Gwent Dragons' Jason Tovey is a different player to the one that left for a brief stay at Cardiff Blues last season, something the in form fly-half puts down to the influence of head coach Lyn Jones.
There has never been a triple-whammy like it - the champions of Europe beaten in Cardiff, the champions of France pointless in Dublin and the second ranked French team dismantled in their citadel on the Mediterranean....writes Peter Jackson.
Gareth Davies' flawless kicking display ensured Cardiff Blues emerged with something to show for their efforts in a bruising clash with Benetton Treviso as the fly-half's late penalty sealed a 26-26 draw.
Paddy Jackson proved his kicking isn't his only asset with a hand in a wonderful try, as well as contributing 14 points with his boot, to ensure Ulster kept their play-off aspirations on track with a 19-11 victory away to Zebre.
Ian Keatley was the shining light for Munster after kicking all 18 points as the Irish region lay down the gauntlet to the rest of the RaboDirect PRO12 with an 18-14 victory over Newport Gwent Dragons.