First to score was hooker Thomas
Coates, rounding off a fine drive from a five metre lineout, with Greg Mellor adding the second from a dynamic right wing break.
Bridgend were then reduced to 14 men when hooker Thomas
was yellow carded.
Brive were reduced to 14 men for the final 10 minutes when lock Jan Uys was shown a yellow card yet the French side still had enough to score next when replacement hooker Thomas
Acquier went over.
Prop Thomas Davies makes his first start for the region alongside hooker Thomas
Rhys Thomas and Lloyd Fairbrother.
Then in the next set of six, replacement hooker Thomas
Bosc released Justin Horo, and Pat Richards supported him before racing away to make it 24-12 to the visitors.
The front-row sees the inclusion of loosehead prop Phil Price who joins hooker Thomas
Rhys Thomas and tighthead prop Brok Harris.
Former Wigan hooker Thomas
Leuluai has been ruled out for the Kiwis with a shoulder injury but coach Stephen Kearney has a more than able deputy at his disposable in the shape of Luke.
xxx HOOKER Thomas
Anthony Peacefully on September 20, at the Manor House Nursing Home, Stafford, after a long illness, aged 78 years.
The Kiwis were indebted to the halfback wizardry of skipper Benji Marshall - who set up five tries for the victors, as well as booting four goals - and the tactical awareness of Wigan hooker Thomas
Leuluai, who was named man of the match.
If tomorrow's results go to form, the Kiwis will face a crunch clash with England in Hull next week to determine Australia's final opponents, but hooker Thomas
Leuluai insists they are not looking further than Wales.
It took them just three minutes to reassert their control after the break as former Wales hooker Thomas
burrowed over for their third try.
Leuluai raced alongside him in support, and handed on to his brother Joel Tomkins, who crashed over.