|Perpignan: (5) 5|
|Tries: Piutau, Harding, Jenkins Cons: MacGinty 2|
Bristol marked their return to the Problem Cup with a win over Perpignan at Stade Aime Giral.
Tries from Charles Piutau, Fitz Harding and Joe Jenkins helped Bristol race to a 19-0 lead over the Top14 aspect within the first 32 minutes.
Prop Shahn Eru pulled one again for the hosts proper on half-time, earlier than a pointless second half.
Bristol take 4 factors and subsequent face Zebre within the second of their 4 Pool A matches on 18 December.
The final time Bristol contested the Problem Cup was in 2019-2020 after they went on to carry the trophy, having spent the previous two years within the Champions Cup.
Piutau scored Bristol’s first strive inside two minutes, barging over from shut vary because the Bears recycled the ball following a line-out, earlier than Harding ran in to double the lead.
Jenkins, 19, and on his European debut, added the third within the nook however lock Eru put Perpignan on the scoreboard with the final play of the primary half.
The win was the primary for Bristol in 5 matches in all competitions, stretching again to fifteen October.
Perpignan: Goutard; Crossdale, Sawaileau, Duguivalu, Dubois; Fernandez, Rodor; Lotrian, Velarte, Fia, Labouteley, Shahn, Bachelier, Shields, Oviedo.
Replacements: Montgaillard, Chiocci, Fakatika, Tuilagi, Moro, Viola, Labrode, Forner.
Bristol: Piutau; Morahan, Radradra, Jenkins, Ibitoye; MacGinty, Porter; Thomas, Thacker, Lahiff, Batley, Vui, Luatua (c), Heenan, Harding.
Replacements: Kerr, Woolmore, Tyack, Stooke, Thomas, Whiteley, Sheedy, Lloyd.
Referee: Chris Busby