Exeter Chiefs ran in five tries during an impressive 33-13 home victory over Connacht in European Challenge Cup Pool 2.
Bordeaux-Begles ran in seven tries to thrash London Welsh 52-20 in Pool 4 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Montpellier coach Mario Ledesma has resigned following the Top 14 club's poor start to the season.
Saturday sees four European Rugby Challenge Cup showdowns, with Cardiff, Exeter, Connacht and Gloucester all in action.
Friday sees five games in Round 2 of the newly-formed European Rugby Challenge Cup, including Dragons against Newcastle.
London Welsh have made ten changes to their XV for Thursday's European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with Bordeaux-Bègles.
Topsy Ojo impresed as London Irish began their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign with a 70-14 win over Rovigo.
Cardiff Blues kicked off their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign with a 37-14 bonus-point victory over Grenoble.
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