Lionel Beauxis missed with the last kick of the game to cost Bordeaux-Begles a place in the Top 14 play-offs.
Dodgy refereeing, French figures and a sleeping giant's awakening feature in Rupert Cox's weekly blog.
Oyonnax stunned Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel-Michelin and Toulon capitalised by winning away in Grenoble.
Rupert Cox shares his highlights from the week's rugby action in his round-up blog.
Toulon once again find themselves at the top of the French domestic league thanks to a five-try win over Brive.
Bordeaux came back from an 11-point deficit to defeat Toulon 28-23 in the Top 14 at the Stade Chaban Delmas.
Team news for Saturday's Top 14 meeting between Bordeaux-Begles and Toulon at the Stade Chaban Delmas.
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne played a starring role as Edinburgh beat Bordeaux-Begles 38-20 to reach the Challenge Cup last eight.
Sekope Kepu has signed a three-year contract with French club Bordeaux-Begles.
London Welsh remain pointless in their European Challenge Cup group as they were humbled 26-3 in Bordeaux on Friday.
Jake White's first game in charge of Montpellier ended in a win over Toulon, while Stade Francais hung on to top spot.
Stade Francais shocked defending champions Toulon 30-6 to end the year at the summit of the Top 14.
Wins for Toulon and Clermont at the weekend has kept the race for top spot alive in France's Top 14.
Clermont full-back Jean-Marcellin Buttin has agreed to sign for Top 14 rivals Bordeaux-Begles.
Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup billing sees four matches, with London Irish and Connacht both in action.
Reigning Top 14 champions Toulon claimed a 27-19 victory against Clermont Auvergne in a clash of the titans on Saturday.
Ireland's joy, England's misery and Wales' woe... Rupert Cox looks at the week in rugby union.
A depleted Toulon team came a cropper at Castres, allowing Clermont Auvergne to take over as new leaders in the Top 14.
The final of the Top 14 will be held at Barcelona’s Nou Camp at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Oyannax caused the biggest upset of the Top 14 season so far on Saturday by clinching victory away at Racing Metro.