Cardiff Blues 29 – 18 Lyon
2010 champions Cardiff got their campaign off to a winning start, with George Earle scoring their 100th Challenge Cup try. Tomos Williams got their second as Cardiff went in 14 – 0 up at the break.
The two sides exchanged tries in the second half, Macauley Cook and Rey Lee-Lo ensured Cardiff got a bonus point, while Virgile Bruni e, Pierr-Lois Barassi, and Jone Tuva got Lyon on the board.
Both sides had players sent to the bin, Lyon went down to 13 in the space of two second-half minutes, Timilai Rokoduru and Etienne Oosthuizen were sent to the bin for the away side, while Kristian Dacey saw yellow for Cardiff..
Sale Sharks 20 – 20 Toulouse
The big fish in a small pond Toulouse needed a late penalty to avoid defeat in their opening Challenge Cup game.
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