Toulon struggled to a 24-17 win over Bayonne at Stade Félix Mayol to move temporarily to the summit of the Top 14 standings on Friday.
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Bayonne president Alain Afflelou said he was open to the idea of a merger with Top 14 rivals Biarritz ahead of next season.
Racing Métro president Jacky Lorenzetti has confirmed that Wales international scrum-half Mike Phillips has agreed to join the club....
Argentinian winger Martin Bustos Moyano scored 19 points for Bayonne as they saw off Montpellier 24-19 at the Stade Jean Dauger.
Montpellier will fancy their chances of finishing the weekend at the summit of the Top 14 standings as they visit Bayonne.
Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips has been suspended by Bayonne, after earlier reports in France suggested he had been sacked.
Bayonne have suspended scrum-half Mike Phillips for allegedly showing up to a video session under the influence of alcohol.
Bayonne have made a number of changes to the side that went down 34-6 at Bordeaux-Begles for the visit of Grenoble on Thursday.
English and French clubs are to form a new breakaway competition next season after talks about continuing the Heineken Cup ended.
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The Top 14 transfer window closed at midnight on Saturday with a handful of last-minute announcements made in France.
The local passion surrounding Friday's ever-fiery Basque derby between Bayonne and Biarritz masks deeper concerns.
Top 14 strugglers Bayonne have signed South African props Gert Muller, from Agen, and JC Janse van Rensburg from the Lions.
Stade Français held on for a valuable Top 14 win over Bordeaux-Bègles on Saturday despite seeing skipper Sergio Parisse sent off.
Top 14 leaders Toulon will try to get back on the horse after last week's shock loss when they face Montpellier.
On a day of by upsets, Top 14 leaders Toulon were thrashed 41-0 by Bordeaux-Bègles while Toulouse lost in Agen.