Two England exiles - Steffon Armitage and Nick Abendanon - have been named on a five-man shortlist for the 2015 European Player of the Year.
Close shaves for the French heavyweights, poor refereeing and Ardie Savea's howler all feature in Rupert Cox's Off Load.
Saracens bowed out of the European Champions Cup as they fell to a narrow 13-9 loss against Clermont Auvergne.
Nick Abendanon is England’s best full-back but will not make their World Cup squad, says Stuart Barnes.
Stuart Barnes says Leinster desperately need a Champions Cup semi-final win at Toulon after another PRO12 defeat.
Owen Farrell is named on the bench for Saracens' daunting trip to take on Clermont Auvergne.
Oyonnax stunned Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel-Michelin and Toulon capitalised by winning away in Grenoble.
Rupert Cox looks at the Champions Cup quarter-finals, England Sevens and Jean Deysel in his weekly round-up blog.
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