French domestic mayhem, another Super Rugby star and a crying captain feature in Rupert Cox's weekly blog.
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.
Toulouse boosted their hopes of a home semi-final with a 21-12 victory at 14-man Stade Francais on Friday night.
La Rochelle extended their unbeaten run to six matches as they held Stade Francais to a 19-19 draw.
Australia scrum-half Will Genia will join Stade Francais from Queensland Reds after this year's World Cup.
Stade Francais recorded a thrilling 40-26 win over Clermont Auvergne, while Toulouse came from behind to shock Toulon.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse could shake off a foot injury to lead his side against championship-chasing Wales on Saturday.
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