• Saracens make good start

    David Strettle and Chris Ashton each scored two tries as Saracens claimed a bonus-point 30-23 win over Clermont in their European Champions Cup match at Allianz Park on Saturday.

    Zac Guildford went over twice for Clermont, who will feel they missed a great opportunity after dominating large periods of the game.

    Meanwhile, Harlequins were made to work hard for a 25-9 victory over Castres at The Stoop in the first ever Champions Cup match on Friday night.

    On Saturday, Ian Keatley's last-gasp drop goal handed Munster a 27-26 win away at Sale, Mark Bennett scored two tries as the Glasgow Warriors cruised to a bonus-point 37-10 victory over Bath, Leicester were forced to hold off a ferocious Ulster fightback on their way to a 25-18 win at Welford Road, and Marc Andreu's late try denied Northampton a bonus point in a 20-11 win.

    Round 1 results (Friday & Saturday):

    Harlequins 25 Castres 9
    Sale Sharks 26 Munster 27
    Saracens 30 Clermont Auvergne 23
    Glasgow 37 Bath 10
    Leicester 25 Ulster 18
    Racing Métro 20 Northampton 11

    Sunday fixtures:

    Ospreys vs Treviso (14:00)
    Toulouse vs Montpellier (14:00)
    Toulon vs Scarlets (16:15)
    Leinster vs Wasps (18:15)

    Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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    Simon Borchardt