Toulon opened the defense of its Heineken Cup rugby title with a 51-28 home win against Glasgow Warriors. Racing Metro beat last season’s runner-up Clermont Auvergne 13-9 and Exeter Chiefs defeated Cardiff Blues 44-29.
Jonny Wilkinson, whose drop goal sealed England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup title, retired from the international game after a 13-year career in which he scored more points for his country than any other player.
Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions’ rugby tour of Hong Kong and Australia after his Wales team won Europe’s Six Nations title. Chris Robshaw was left out and Jonny Wilkinson turned down a place.
England came from behind to defeat Argentina 13-9 in its opening match at the Rugby World Cup. Scotland needed two late tries to beat Romania, while France and Fiji also won after pulling away from lower-ranked opponents.