EPCR Challenge Cup contenders Edinburgh Rugby will be buoyed by a stunning 34-10 victory over Heineken Champions Cup opposition ahead of the return of European action next weekend. 

Edinburgh handled their business against Cardiff Rugby – outside centre Mark Bennett with a pair of tries in addition to scores from Ramiro Moyano, Emiliano Boffelli and James Lang. 

In the Gallagher Premiership, Pool B hopefuls Gloucester Rugby defeated Pool C strugglers Saracens 25-24 at the StoneX Stadium. 

Fraser Balmain, Jack Singleton and Lewis Ludlow dotted down for the visitors in the thrilling contest, Dom Morris, Rotimi Segun, Theo McFarland and Alex Lewington on the scoresheet for three-time European Cup winners Saracens. 

Elsewhere, Newcastle Falcons suffered a 44-8 defeat at the hands of Northampton Saints in a disappointing afternoon at Kingston Park – hooker George McGuigan the lone try scorer on the scoresheet for the Pool A challengers. 

In the TOP 14, Pool B side Lyon defeated Pool C Section Paloise 35-10 – a Jordan Taufua brace coupled with tries from Joshua Tuisova, Davit Niniashvili and Colby Fainga’a earning the host’s victory. 

Meanwhile, USAP outlasted Biarritz Olympique 25-23 in another all-Challenge Cup affair. A brace from Alivereti Buguivalu and a solo score from Tristan Tedder were enough for USAP to take the victory.  

Elsewhere CA Brive fell to a 22-19 defeat at the hands of Bordeaux Bègles.