**With unbeaten starts across the board in the opening bout of the fresh European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign last weekend, each of the four competing Guinness PRO14 sides will be vying to strengthen their bids for glory in Round 2.**\n\nBenetton, Cardiff Blues and Ospreys all enjoyed the perfect start to the competition with wins over Stade Français, Newcastle Falcons and Castres respectively, while Zebre also avoided defeat with a home draw against Bayonne. \n\nFurther success in the final round of fixtures before the New Year would go a long way towards cementing their place in the last 16, where the top eight of the 14 teams currently competing will be drawn against eight lucky losers from the Heineken Champions Cup. \n\n# Zebre get the show started \n\nItalians **Zebre** are the first of the four Guinness PRO14 sides in action, with Michael Bradley’s men looking to clinch their first win in the competition at Brive under the Friday night lights in France. \n\nBoth sides have won just once in their last six across all competitions, with Zebre last finishing on the right side of a scoreline at home to Ospreys in early November, which remains their only victory of the 2020/21 season so far. \n\nDespite propping up Conference A and losing four on the bounce in the Guinness PRO14 since that win over the Welshmen, last weekend’s 25-25 draw with Bayonne provided plenty of encouragement for the Parma-based side, as they gratefully welcomed back their international contingent. \n\nBrive sit two places above Bayonne in the Top 14 standings and are looking to bounce back from defeat at Leicester Tigers last week, and with both the Frenchmen and Zebre having taken the spoils once in their two meetings in Pool 4 last season, expect fireworks at Stade Amédée-Domenech. \n\n# Two mouth-watering clashes on Super Saturday \n\nZebre’s compatriots **Benetton** will be hoping to emulate the sort of form that yielded an impressive 44-20 win at 2017 champions Stade Français last time out, when they welcome Agen to Stadio Monigo on Saturday. \n\nDespite remaining winless in the Guinness PRO14, Kieran Crowley’s charges will be confident of putting one foot in the next round of European competition against a team who were beaten 34-8 by London Irish on home soil in Round 1, and who sit rooted to the bottom of the Top 14 table. \n\nIn one of the competition’s two evening clashes, Toby Booth’s **Ospreys** will be similarly looking to make it two wins from two on their travels to English Premiership side Worcester Warriors, who fell to Pau in their opener.