All Welsh eyes were on Paris at the weekend as Wayne Pivac's side lost in fairly convincing fashion to France.

But there was plenty of rugby going on elsewhere at the weekend.

Here are the winners and losers outside of the Wales v France game... (and here are the France v Wales winners and losers)

WINNERS

Adam Beard

The Wales international admitted it hurt to be overlooked by Wayne Pivac for the autumn internationals but he's gone about his business admirably.

Winning the Grand Slam last year, along with 13 out of 13 Wales matches at one stage, his reaction at the weekend will be pleasing for all concerned, including Pivac, as he put in a man of the match shift for the Ospreys in their 23-15 victory over Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.

Beard's size is his biggest attribute. His defensive work at driving mauls and the weight he adds to the set piece are incredibly valuable to any team.

On the same day he was putting in a man of the match performance, Wales were looking little short of that ballast in Paris.

Exeter Chiefs

It really has been an incredible year for the Sandy Park outfit and their Welsh contingent, namely Tomas Francis who has played more of a part in their double.

Despite the heavens opening on Twickenham on Saturday, Chiefs were able to see off Wasps to the tune of 19-13 in the Gallagher Premiership final.

It rounded off the league and European double for Rob Baxter's side, with the win coming a week after their Champions Cup final victory over Racing 92.

A dominant season from Chiefs.

Six Nations organisers

It looked like the 2020 Six Nations may have to be written off over the summer as the world of sport pondered how it could recommence amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

It may have been easier for organisers to get their rubber out and forget the championship ever started but they persisted and now they have the Super Saturday finale on the horizon.

Ireland's bonus point victory over Italy on Saturday means they head into the final weekend in pole position but France and England are still right in the hunt.

It may be the longest championship in history, but it will finally end this weekend and the organisers couldn't have asked for a more mouth-watering finale.

Hugo Keenan

The Ireland debutant will be unfamiliar to many on these shores but announced himself with a sublime performance at the Aviva Stadium against Italy.

The winger could hardly have been more involved, scoring two tries and having another controversially ruled out for obstruction.

He made 131 metres in 10 carries and couldn't have really done a lot more.

Finn Russell

When Russell was thrown out of the Scotland squad earlier this year amid question marks over his behaviour in camp, it appeared the road back to redemption was long and winding.

Indeed, many pondered whether he would ever find his way back to Murrayfield again.

Alas, time heals all wounds.

His form has not diminished and he remains a mercurial talent.

Russell came off the bench in the second half of Scotland's convincing 48-7 win over Georgia to take his place at inside centre.

It didn't take long for his distribution skills to catch the eye and he's right in the frame to start against Wales next week.

LOSERS

The Barbarians

The invitational side are a throwback to a bygone era, spending as much time socialising as they do training in the week before they play.

Players are thrown together at short notice, they wear the socks of whichever club they wish to represent and they throw caution to the wind on the field in a bid to entertain at all costs.

They almost always strike the right tone, are one of the sport's most fabled traditions and, in many people's eyes, must be defended at all costs such is their uniqueness.

But last week was one of the darkest since they were founded in 1890.

Professional athletes are in the privileged position of being able to return to doing what they love in the midst of this pandemic and for the Barbarians 12 to behave so irresponsibly is almost unfathomable.

Players from the invitational side left their Covid-secure bubble at the team hotel twice, without authorisation. The multiple breaches led to their game against England on Sunday being cancelled.

An embarrassing episode for all concerned.

Eddie Jones

The cancellation of the game will have put a pin in Jones' preparations ahead of big few weeks for his side.

It means they will head into the final round of the Six Nations without any sort of warm-up match. They will still expect to beat Italy but that lack of preparation may leave them struggling to rack up the points they might need to clinch the title.

It may not have any tangible impact but, either way, Jones will have wanted the run out on Sunday.

Jack Nowell

The English winger may not be too concerned about it at the moment as he enjoys the Chiefs' double with the rest of his team-mates.

But he's revealed he's been playing through the pain in recent weeks having damaged the ligaments in his toe.

The injury is likely to rule him out of the autumn internationals.

"I've ruptured the ligaments around my toe and had to dig deep a little bit," he said. "I've not trained at all for two weeks so it's something I have to get fixed and once I've sobered up I'll find out.

"It's been horrendous, it's my big toe so any drive has been painful. I played in the final last week so spent the week trying to get the swelling out of it.

"But I would never have forgiven myself if I hadn't given it a go and it's great to be backed by the coaches."

Dean Ryan

It was not a pleasant trip to Ulster for the Dragons on Sunday.

Ryan's side were totally blown away in the first half and there was real concern about quite how many points the hosts were going to notch up.

The Welsh side came back into the game slightly in the second half, scoring some tries to put some respect on the scoreboard, but still lost 40-17.

There wouldn't have been many backing the Dragons to win at Ravenhill but the performance was still sub-standard.

South Wales Argus sports reporter Chris Kirwan wrote: "That was up there with the losses to Zebre and Benetton for the worst performance of the Ryan era."