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Round Two of the Challenge Cup kicks off on Friday with the Dragons hosting Northampton Saints in the marquee match at Rodney Parade.
The match officials for this weekend’s action have been confirmed, with Nigel Owens refereeing the Racing 92 versus Ulster pool clash in Paris.
La Rochelle forward Lopeti Timani will be sidelined for six months after rupturing knee ligaments in the 82-21 Challenge Cup win at Enisei-STM.
Worcester Warriors have suffered a setback after Ashley Beck broke his leg during their Challenge Cup victory at Stade Francais on Saturday.
There were Challenge Cup wins for La Rochelle, Dragons, Benetton, Ospreys, Connacht, Bristol, Harlequins, Clermont and Worcester.
Sale Sharks enjoyed a bonus-point victory to start their Challenge Cup campaign on Friday, defeating Perpignan 41-24 at Stade Aime Giral.
The Challenge Cup first round continues on Saturday and there’s nine games scheduled with Northampton against Clermont the standout.