Leinster scrape win, Harlequins and Saracens no such problems

Updated: October 14, 2012

Exeter have already caused a few upsets this season, and came close to doing it again to defending champions Leinster, only to fall just short, 9-6 in a scrappy affair.

Clermont came back from 6-13 down to trounce Scarlets 49-16 in France, running in six tries for a crucial bonus point.

Harlequins routed Biarritz 40-13 with a four-try bonus-point performance, while
Olly Barkley turned in a masterful performance on his debut for Racing-Metro, overseeing a 22-17 victory over former two-time champions Munster.

Last season’s semi-finalists Edinburgh suffered a humiliating 45-0 home drubbing at the hands of Saracens.

The English club scored tries through Sam Tomkins, Owen Farrell, Chris Ashton, Alex Goode and Charlie Hodgson, the fly-half also scoring four penalties and four conversions for a personal haul of 25 points.