Round 5 of the EPCR Challenge Cup this weekend produced some entertaining contests as the pool stage concluded and the Round of 16 fixtures were confirmed.

On Friday night, Saracens ran in eight tries in a 55-5 Pool C victory at CA Brive to book a place in the Round of 16 and an eventual home tie against Cardiff Rugby.

Andy Christie, Eroni Mawi, Nick Isiekwe, Ivan van Zyl, Ben Earl, Rotimi Segun, Jamie George and Ben Harris crossed in the Gallagher Premiership side’s dominant victory.

The evening’s other Pool C fixture saw Edinburgh Rugby also rack up eight tries as they thrashed Section Paloise 54-5 at the DAM Health Stadium, earning themselves a home Round of 16 clash with Bath Rugby.

The Scottish region’s scores came through Connor Boyle (2), Ramiro Moyano Joya (2), Stuart McInally, Henry Pyrgos, WP Nel and Pierce Philips.

On Saturday, tries from Tomás Albornoz and Corniel Els saw Benetton Rugby secure a crucial 17-7 win at home to USAP in Pool B, confirming their qualification for the knockout stage, where they will face a trip to RC Toulon.

Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti dotted down late on for Newcastle Falcons as they snatched a 25-22 Pool A triumph over Zebre Parma at Kingston Park, teeing up a home Round of 16 encounter with Glasgow Warriors.

Newcastle had trailed heading into the final minute of the game, but tries from Trevor Davison, Luther Burrell and George McGuigan had put them within striking distance.

Biarritz Olympique set up a home tie against Wasps in the Round of 16 by notching a 20-17 success against Toulon, who were assured of top spot in Pool A prior to kick off. Efforts from Steeve Barry, Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani saw Biarritz claim third place in the pool.

Pool B outfit Gloucester Rugby, another side already through to the Round of 16 ahead of Saturday’s games, battled to a 26-21 win at Dragons thanks to a Santiago Socino try hat-trick and a further score from Louis Rees-Zammit. They now welcome Northampton Saints.

The Round of 16’s other ties will see Lyon host Worcester Warriors and London Irish entertain Castres Olympique.