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 looks at the Champions Cup quarter-finals, England Sevens and Jean Deysel in his weekly round-up blog.
Stuart Barnes predicts an all-French Champions Cup final and reflects on the weekend's quarter-finals.
Saracens claimed a dramatic 12-11 victory over Racing Metro in a nervy Champions Cup quarter-final in Paris.
Saracens travel to Racing Metro for their Champions Cup quarter-final tie on Sunday on the back of five straight wins.
Stade Francais recorded a thrilling 40-26 win over Clermont Auvergne, while Toulouse came from behind to shock Toulon.
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