Wales savoured a surprise but deserved 21-18 victory over Australia in Cardiff. It's the first Welsh win in three years against the Wallabies and a Tri-Nations team, a feat no other European nation achieved during the autumn series.
New Zealand easily conquered an undisciplined English side 32-6 at Twickenham on Saturday, allowing the All Blacks to complete a Grand Slam for the third time in their history after also beating Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Former All Black Byron Kelleher and French fly-half Frederic Michalak played key roles as French champions Toulouse brushed aside fellow title hopefuls Bayonne 32-11 on Friday to stay top of the Top 14 championship.
A shocker of a night for French fly half David Skrela helped Australia to an 18-13 win over France at the Stade de France on Saturday. Following a resounding victory at Twickenham, the win caps a highly successful autumn tour for the Wallabies.
England failed to amend for their home defeat to Australia as they were quickly overpowered by world champions South Africa on Saturday. A hapless England conceded five tries to lose 42-6, the Red Rose's worst ever defeat at Twickenham.
After scarcely convincing wins against Argentina and the Pacific Islanders, France face a sterner challenge on Saturday as they host an Australian side buoyed by a famous win at Twickenham against England last week.
Four days from the test match against Australia, French coach Marc Lièvremont unveiled a list with two changes to the team who defeated the Pacific Islanders: Sebastian Chabal and Sebastien-Tillous Borde are among the starters.
France beat a 14-man Pacific Islanders team on Sunday. Referee Nigel Owens red carded Fijian winger Napolioni Nalaga in the 18th minute, helping the French to capitalise on the reduced team to win decisively.