Warren Gatland has opened the door to coaching the All Blacks in the future, but did not apply to succeed Steve Hansen.
Jonathan Davies is expected to be out for at least six months due to a knee injury, meaning he will miss the 2020 Six Nations.
Wing Teddy Thomas put more pressure on Stade Francais coach Heyneke Meyer as Racing 92 came out on top in the Paris derby.
Exeter Chiefs were in control at half-time, but Bristol Bears scored 20 points without reply in the second half to snatch a stunning win.
South Africa director of rugby said Francois Louw "was already ready to go where the fire was hottest" in a stellar international career.
Munster were delighted to have Andrew Conway back in Pro14 action as he settled an all-Irish affair with Ulster.
Toulouse's contrasting home and away form continued as they defeated visitors and 2018-19 Top 14 final opponents Clermont Auvergne.
Taylor Swift proved the unlikely inspiration for beleaguered Premiership champions Saracens as they roared to victory at Gloucester.