URC sides suffer three loses in Challenge Cup nightmare
Gloucester kick-started their Challenge Cup campaign with a bonus-point 54-25 win against Benetton at Kingsholm.
The Cherry and Whites lost their opening Pool B fixture 19-13 at Lyon last week, but bounced back with a fifth straight win against the Italian side which lifted them up to second in the table.
The visitors responded through Luca Morisi’s converted second-half try, but were comfortably second best.
Dragons slipped to a sixth straight loss as they followed up their opening Challenge Cup defeat at Perpignan by losing 41-28 to Lyon at Rodney Parade.
Dean Ryan’s Dragons have lost eight of their last nine matches this season in all competitions.
Toulon made a winning start in Pool A, beating Zebre 28-14 at home in the two sides’ first meeting in Europe.
Forwards Emerick Setiano and Quinn Roux went over for Toulon in the first period and scrum-half Baptiste Serin added their third touch down after the break before the Top 14 side were awarded a penalty try.
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