New Racing Métro signings Jonathan Sexton and Dan Lydiate tasted victory on their first outing with a 40-28 win over Harlequins.
Sexton and Lydiate were making their first appearances having toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions earlier this year.
Lydiate was a try-scorer on debut, whilst Sexton played a key role in setting up the first try for Adrien Planté.
The Ireland fly-half revealed that he was delighted to be back playing after a short break, with attention already turned towards improving the bad areas against Quins in Geneva.
"Yeah I had a short holiday and I've played my first 40 minutes now. I'm delighted to get playing," said Sexton to The Irish Times.
"There was some good stuff in the first half and some not-so -good stuff that we'll have to improve on against Brive."
Sexton also revealed that he had been advised not to eat his initiation challenge by the club's medical staff - his goldfish, with all of Racing's new signings given one to look after for a week.
"I'm glad that the doctor did intervene," added Sexton.
"But it got us into the environment with the lads. We had a good week here in Switzerland and got a lot of good work done."