Perpignan left it late to secure a bonus-point victory against Benetton Treviso in Italy on Saturday.

The French heavyweights – already odds-on favourites to make the quarter-finals – were trailing 8-11 at halftime before moving up a gear and scoring the three second-half tries that gave them a crucial bonus point.

Treviso winger Benjamin De Jager scored the opening try and Marius Goosen kicked two penalty goals to cancel out back-rower Valiame Vaki’s effort for the visitors.

And although Goosen added two further goals in the second half, Perpignan’s class shone through as Damien Chouly, Adrien Plante and Mickael Ladhuie scored tries to take the game away from the Italians.

Fly-half Cedric Rosalen kicked seven points as Perpignan go into the third round with nine points out of a possible 10.