An early red card was decisive as Bordeaux-Begles suffered their second defeat of the Top 14 season.
Northampton Saints claimed a win over the reigning champions at Allianz Park on the opening weekend of the Premiership season.
After New Zealand thrashed Ireland in Tokyo, Steve Hansen highlighted the value of their experience winning competitions.
Departing duo Joe Schmidt and Rory Best did a "wonderful job" for Ireland, according to New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen.
Ireland have struggled to hit the same heights in 2019 after their success last year, admitted outgoing head coach Joe Schmidt.
There were tears from Rory Best after New Zealand sent him into retirement on the back of a heavy Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat.
Ireland enjoyed one of their greatest years in 2018, but they looked a shadow of their former selves as they crashed out of the World Cup.
Eddie Jones may be Australian, but England's coach enjoyed dumping the Wallabies out of the Rugby World Cup as his team dominated in Oita.
Michael Cheika is expected to stand down, but he did not appreciate the topic being raised so soon after the Wallabies' World Cup exit.