Munster survived a shaky opening to their defence of their European title beating Montauban 19-17 with a late Ronan O'Gara penalty at Thomond Park. The French newcomers to Heineken Cup rugby led twice in the second half. O'Gara also kicked four three-pointers as well as converting substitute centre Barry Murphy's try late in the first half. Connacht had a comfortable win against French side Dax in the European Challenge Cup. While Montpellier defeated Bristol.