France fly-half Frederic Michalak made his return to competitive action after five months out injured in Toulouse's Top 14 win over Castres on Saturday.
The mercurial 24-year-old, who has been out since November with a torn knee ligament, came on as a substitute for Jeff Dubois midway through the second half of his side's 35-19 win.
Michalak will hope to stay fit for the rest of the season and force his way back into Les Bleus head coach Bernard Laporte's thinking, with the World Cup five months away.
In Michalak's absence, Stade Francais pivot David Skrela shone at number 10 during the recent RBS 6 Nations Championship, won by France thanks to a last-day win over Scotland.
Laporte has always said Michalak will be a part of his World Cup squad, injury permitting.
Michalak, who last played for France in March 2006, announced in February he would be leaving Toulouse at the end of the season and moving to South African Super 14 outfit Natal Sharks.