REPORT: Lyon were relegated from the French Top 14 for the second time in three years, after falling 28-10 at Oyonnax.
NEWS: Jano Vermaak's dream of getting a Springbok World Cup call-up starts in Cape Town on July 1.
Veteran Toulouse coach Guy Noves said he fully understood his club president's frustration over his potential appointment as the new France coach.
Springbok Morné Steyn's long-range kicking capability took centre stage as Stade Francais beat Parisian rivals Racing-Metro 28-19.
Toulon's flyhalf Frederic Michalak will miss the end of the season because of a hand injury, local daily Var Matin announced on Sunday.
Toulon showed no signs of a hangover after their unprecedented third consecutive European title with a 37-21 demolition of Castres.
Pau, newly-promoted to the Top 14, announced they had signed Fijian international wing Mosese Ratuvou and New Zealander prop Chris King.
A shortlist of eight has been drawn up from 66 candidates to replace Philippe Saint-Andre as France coach, the French rugby federation announced.
All Black wing Zac Guildford has ended his contract with Clermont a year early to return home for personal reasons as soon as possible.
WRAP: Toulon and Clermont suffered shock defeats on Saturday, just a week before they collide in the European Champions Cup Final.
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