Champions Toulon got the defence of their European Cup crown off to a scintillating start with a free-running 51-28 victory over Glasgow on Sunday.
Toulon's Australian centre Matt Giteau scores a try during the European Cup rugby union match RC Toulon vs Glasgow Warriors on October 13, 2013 at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southeastern France
Last season's beaten finalists Clermont, however, suffered a surprise 13-9 defeat by Top 14 rivals Racing-Metro in an often dour war of attrition that featured a heavy dependence on defence. Attack, when it came, was ragged.
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