Rugby Australia (RA) has stood down 75 per cent of its workforce for three months in a move it called "the toughest decision in the game's history".
Michael Fatialofa has walked unaided as he continues to recover from the serious injury he suffered in January, with his wife claiming it is a "miracle".
Curtis Rona scored a pair of tries as London Irish secured a 29-15 derby win at Harlequins, while Premiership high-flyer Sale Sharks was brought down to earth by beleaguered Saracens.
Premiership leader Exeter Chiefs returned to winning ways with a battling 26-15 triumph at Gloucester on Saturday (AEDT).
Saracens could face more punishment after Titi Lamositele played in a crucial European Champions Cup victory over Racing 92 last month a day after his work permit expired.
Saracens was handed a 70-point deduction on Wednesday (AEDT) as Premiership Rugby outlined the process that would see the club relegated at the end of the season.
Sergio Aguero struck twice, while Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus were also on target as Manchester City thumped Watford 5-0.