Damien Jourdain scored a double in the first half as Brive opened their account in the ongoing season of the European Rugby Challenge Cup with a 38-13 bonus point victory over Oyonnax at Stade Amedee-Domenech on Friday.
Bath flanker Francois Louw is set to spend a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he was cited for making contact with the eye of Benetton Treviso lock Marco Fuser during the recently concluded European Challenge Cup encounter between the two teams.
Defending champions Saracens has been drawn in the same pool as last year finalist Clermont Auvergne as the draws for the 2017/18 season of European Champions Cup was announced in Neuchatel, Switzerland on Thursday.
Gloucester rugby director David Humphreys rued lack of possession from his team as they succumbed to a 17-25 defeat to Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
Director of rugby at Gloucester David Humphreys believes the team do not require any additional motivation when they lock horns with Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
European Rugby Challenge Cup 2016/17 - Pool fixtures & results
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