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Gloucester were made to work but got the job done at Zebre while Sale, Worcester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Connacht also won on Saturday.
Wales openside flanker Sam Warburton will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery to resolve a knee injury, it’s been confirmed.
Leicester Tigers’ Geordan Murphy looks set to take over as head coach at the Cardiff Blues, according to reports circulating in the Welsh press.
There are six matches taking place in the Challenge Cup on Saturday, kicking off with Zebre hosting Gloucester at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.
Cardiff Blues have announced that Macauley Cook is the latest player to pledge his future to the Welsh region with a long-term deal extension.
Cardiff Blues tighthead prop Taufa’ao Filise has been banned for three weeks after being sent-off in their 40-16 defeat to Glasgow Warriors.
Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Wales Test scrum-half Lloyd Williams has committed his future to the region by signing a new contract.