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There were wins for La Rochelle and Toulouse in the Top 14 on Sunday as they saw off Racing 92 and Clermont respectively for home victories.
There were wins for Stade Français and Bordeaux-Bègles in the Top 14’s early matches before Brive, Pau and high-flying Lyon secured victories.
Although two of the top-six go toe-to-toe on Saturday when Bordeaux-Bègles face Toulon, Sunday is where the best of the action takes place.
Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is set to depart Ospreys at the end of the season to join French giants Toulon on a three-year contract.
The match officials for this weekend’s action have been confirmed with Jérôme Garcès in charge of the Springboks versus All Blacks clash.
All Blacks great Dan Carter says his drink-driving charge in France eight months ago has left him with plenty of regrets.
Montpellier thrashed struggling Brive 57-10 and Clermont suffered a shock 23-29 defeat to Castres in Sunday’s two French Top 14 fixtures.