Glasgow Warriors defeated Benetton Rugby in an all-EPCR Challenge Cup clash in the United Rugby Championship (URC).

Glasgow crossed six times to secure a bonus-point win, while also keeping Benetton scoreless at the Scotstoun stadium in a 37-0 victory.

A brace from Sione Vailanu, who was making his first start, along with tries from Sebastian Cancelliere, Stafford McDowall, Fraser Brown and Rufus McLean ensured that Glasgow ran out big winners against the Italians.

They will play in Pool A of the 2022-23 EPCR Challenge Cup, with their first opponents seeing them head south of the border to face Bath Rugby at the Recreation Ground on December 10.

Pool B side Scarlets were also in action on Friday, hosting Leinster Rugby at the Parc y Scarlets; the visitors ran out 35-5 winners, with Steff Evans scoring the only try for the Welsh region.

Scarlets will host Aviron Bayonnais in their first EPCR Challenge Cup game of the season on Sunday December 11, with a trip to face the Toyota Cheetahs following on Saturday December 17.