Toulon 23-31 Saracens: European Champions Cup win signals Sarries' intent as Owen Farrell returns strongly
Saracens sent out a real statement of intent as they kicked off the defence of their European Champions Cup crown by beating French giants Toulon 31-23 at Stade Mayol.
The home side had never lost a home game in this competition but they found themselves 28-9 down early in the second half of this Pool Three opener.
Sean Maitland, Richard Wigglesworth and Chris Wyles all scored tries, with Owen Farrell kicking 13 points on his first appearance of the season for Saracens.
But three-time winners Toulon came roaring back through tries from Levan Chilachava and Bryan Habana plus Leigh... read more
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