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Toulon once again find themselves at the top of the French domestic league thanks to a five-try win over Brive.
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.
Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup continues on Saturday, with six fixtures on the cards.
Newcastle host Stade Francais, Brive take on Oyonnax and Rovigo visit Grenoble
Brive earn a losing bonus as 20-17 victors Stade Francais maintain their Top 14 unbeaten record at home.
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