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.
Clermont and Stade Francais both suffered losses in the Top 14, leaving them locked together with new leaders Toulon.
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.
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