Holders Paris St Germain were taken to extra time by third division side Villefranche Beaujolais on Wednesday but reached the French Cup quarter-finals after substitutes Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani helped them to a 3-0 win.
Giant Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga, props Dan Cole and Ben Moon and flanker Brad Shields have been included in a provisional 25-man squad for England's Six Nations game against France at Twickenham on Sunday.
The VAR system should be used sparingly, as a "parachute" for the referee, when it is introduced into the Champions League for the first time next week, European refereeing boss Roberto Rosetti said on Wednesday.
A medical tribunal of former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman, charged with ordering 30 sachets of the banned substance Testogel for an unnamed athlete in 2011, has been adjourned to Friday.
Welsh snooker players David John and Jamie Jones have been banned after being found guilty of breaching anti-corruption rules, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said on Wednesday.