Dodgy refereeing, French figures and a sleeping giant's awakening feature in Rupert Cox's weekly blog.
Lyon were relegated from the Top 14 for the second time in three years after falling to a 28-10 defeat at Oyonnax.
Oyonnax stunned Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel-Michelin and Toulon capitalised by winning away in Grenoble.
Julien Bonnaire has signed a two-year contract with Lyon, while Irish centre Eamonn Sheridan has joined US Oyonnax.
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.
Lyon restored their two-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 after Clinton Njie's late goal salvaged a 1-1 draw at Lorient.
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