Gloucester have got their Amlin Challenge Cup campaign off to a winning start thanks to a 11-6 victory over Mont de Marsan in France.
Gloucester were reduced to 14 men soon after as Andy Hazell was sent off brawling with opposing players. The offence allowed Jean-Baptiste Claverie to kick the home side's first points of the match with the resulting penalty.
However, Billy Twelvetrees restored his team's eight-point gap thanks to a penalty just after the hour.
Mont de Marsan set up a nervy final five minutes when Claverie kicked over again, but Gloucester held on for the win.