Jamie Vardy set a new record of scoring in eleven consecutive Barclays Premier League games as Leicester and Manchester United drew 1-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Connacht stretched their lead at the top of the Guinness PRO12 table with a battling 18-12 victory over Munster at a rainy Thomond Park.
Manchester City returned to the top of the table for a few hours at least, while Sunderland climbed out of the relegation zone on a day of high drama in the Barclays Premier League.
Leinster coach Leo Cullen was keen to emphasise the positives after watching his side grind out an 8-3 victory over Ulster at the RDS on Friday night.
Smad Place was in majestic form under jockey Wayne Hutchinson as he led from start to finish to claim victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.