Early look at Euro rivals in Parma
Published 16/09/2016 | 02:30
We'll be back here again in a few weeks' time, but this weekend Connacht will have a close look at the Champions Cup rivals Zebre.
It might have been a better trip to Wales for Zebre than their first week's game, but a losing bonus point is all they have after facing Dragons at Rodney Parade last weekend. The game finished 11-6 and was not a classic, but back on their home patch they will look forward to Pat Lam's side visiting.
A month out from their trip to the Sportsground, Toulouse have plenty of work to do as they slipped to ninth place in the Top 14 following a home defeat to Toulon.
Toulon coach and ex-Italian international Diego Dominguez was supposed to be on the verge of the axe four games into his reign, but his side summoned a huge performance to beat their hosts by 32-15.
An trip to Lyon should province some solace for Toulouse this weekend as they seek a third win of the season in their fifth game. Wasps are up to third in the English Premiership table after their 34-22 victory at Leicester Tigers.
Tries from Christian Wade, Guy Thompson and Sam Jones added to Jimmy Gopperth's kicking saw Wasps race into a 27-8 lead early it the second-half.
Ed Slater launched a Leicester comeback with his side's second try - Lachlan McCaffrey scored in the first half - and Freddie Burns found his groove from the tee to close the gap to five.
But after Ellis Genge and Peter Betham were both yellow-carded late on, Gopperth clinched victory for Wasps, who host newly promoted Bristol on Sunday.