You would have likely seen the wins for the
, but here are the all-important heavyweight clashes you may have missed elsewhere on the international circuit.
GEORGIA 22 - 28 JAPAN
The 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts have started their European tour with a comeback victory over Georgia.
Georgia, on an impressive eight-game winning streak, led 12-8 at the half thanks to tries from Vito Koleshvili and Vasil Lobzhanidze.
But the Brave Blossoms refused to lay down. Coming off a defeat to Argentina last week, the determined Japanese roared back in the second half and stole victory.
Auckland-born Japan wing Lomano Lemeki was the hero, dotting down twice in the second half.
SPAIN 13 - 28 TONGA
Tonga downed Spain in Madrid thanks to four converted tries.
Former Highlanders wing Fetu'u Vainikolo bagged a try to strengthen his grip on the title of Tonga's top try scorer.
The final of the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1B competition ended in thrilling fashion, with Senegal stealing victory after a last minute penalty.
Tunisia and Senegal (ranked 39th and 50th in the world respectively) qualified for the division final after both going undefeated in pool play.
PORTUGAL 26 - 21 BELGIUM
Portugal's 26-7 first half lead was good enough headstart as the Wolves recorded a win against Belgium.
Led by their strong forward pack, Belgium (ranked five places ahead of Portugal in the world rankings) made a comeback in the second half but a big defensive effort from Portugal in the final 15 minutes kept the lead intact.
ROMANIA 23 - 10 USA
Todd Clever's men couldn't get the job done against the 16th ranked Oaks.
The physical home side Romania scored three tries is the first 20 minutes and the Eagles couldn't recover.
Five eighth WIll Holder scored all ten of the Eagles' points with a try, conversion and penalty in the loss.
Germany pulled off a shocking last minute comeback win over Uruguay in Frankfurt.
Uruguay held the early advantage, scoring just 90 seconds into the match.
A big German second half tied things up at 21 with just minutes remaining, before a Cristopher Hilsenbeck penalty won the match.
The result was a huge upset as Uruguay are ranked 19th in the world, while the Germans sit 26th.
Uruguay have appeared in three Rugby World Cups, including the 2015 tournament.
MOLDOVA 54 - 17 UKRAINE
Moldova ran in eight tries and five eighth Mihai Golubenco kicked six conversions to dismantle a weak Ukrainian side.
With a 28-0 lead at halftime things never looked in doubt, however Ukraine did manage two late consolation tries in the away loss.
CYPRUS 28 - 38 ISRAEL
Israel pulled away after a tightly contested first half to secure victory on the road.
Trailing by one entering the second half after a 39th minute penalty, Israel wouldn't lead again until the 62nd minute.
A 78th minute try to Israeli flanker Guy Matsis would be enough to seal the win.
CZECH REPUBLIC 15 - 6 LITHUANIA
The Czech Republic shook off a 71-0 battering against the Barbarians last week to hold Lithuania tryless.
RUSSIA 19 - 15 ZIMBABWE
The Zimbabwe Sables suffered their eighth straight defeat, this time at the hands of Russia.
Zimbabwe five eighth LT Tambwera scored all 15 of his team's points with the boot, while Russia managed just one try in the Cup of Nations win.
Hong Kong cruised in their impressive Cup of Nations opener, beating Papua New Guinea 51-5.
Leading 34-0 at the break, things were never in doubt for Hong Kong.
They surrendered just one try, which came by way of intercept to Papua New Guinea centre Tisa Kautu.