With one week of action left in the major European leagues, the big guns are positioning themselves for the second half of a season that promises much.
In France, the top five sides are separated by just six points. Things are a little more strung out in England after a great weekend for Saracens, who are already 14 points clear of Exeter in fifth place.
In the PRO12, Munster and Ulster lead the way, but both have high hopes for European glory this season and could yet suffer on the home front as a result.
Here’s how we stand.