Connacht back to winning ways as Falcons' wings get clipped
Connacht are in charge of Pool 1 after a 25-10 win over Newcastle at the Sportsground.
Connacht 25 Newcastle Falcons 10
Fly-half Jack Carty was the man of the match as he out-kicked his counterpart Craig Willis with six penalties to one.
Connacht led 12-3 just after half-time but Newcastle moved to within two points when Richard Mayhew was driven over from a line-out in the 56th minute and Willis kicked the conversion.
However, Carty struck two more penalties to put daylight between the teams again before Danie Poolman danced over to leave Connacht with three wins from three.
La Rochelle claimed a bonus-point victory over Zebre with a 27-19 win at Stade Marcel Deflandre.
A clinical first half saw the hosts leading 20-0 at the break thanks to scores from Benjamin Lapeyre, Jone Qovu and Kini Murimurivalu.
Fabien Fortassin ran in the fourth try after 57 minutes but Zebre rallied and Giulio Toniolatti and Guglielmo Palazzani went over before the visitors were awarded a late penalty try.