Toulouse lay down marker, Sharks register first win

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Updated: October 15, 2012

Four times Heineken Cup Champions laid town an early marker with a comprehensive 23-9 win in torrential rain over Leicester, Sale battled back to register their first win in all competitions while Toulon guided by Jonny Wilkinson also began their campaign with a win.

Former All Black start Luke McAlister, guided Toulouse to a benchmark win in the rain, with 18 points from the boot against the Tigers.

Danny Cipriani came off the bench to inspire Sale to their first win in all competitions this season, the Sharks coming from behind to win 34-33 against Cardiff, while
Earlier on Sunday, Northampton clawed back 15 unanswered points to defeat Glasgow 24-15.

Toulon ran in five tries for a bonus-point 37-16 win over fellow French side Montpellier with English fullback Delon Armitage scoring twice.