Stade Français held on for a valuable Top 14 win over Bordeaux-Bègles on Saturday despite seeing skipper Sergio Parisse sent off.
Clermont closed the gap on Top 14 leaders Toulon on Sunday with a runaway 48-3 win at home over lowly Bayonne.
Grenoble compounded Toulouse to back-to-back defeats in the space of seven days after they beat the French giants 15-6 on Saturday
The Top 14 returns this week, with big games pitting Stade Français against Biarritz and also Perpignan facing an in-form Montpellier....
Following a three-week break due to recent Tests, Top 14 rugby returns this week with Toulouse v Clermont the stand-out fixture.
Mont-de-Marsan caused the biggest upset of the Top 14 season by beating Racing Metro in Paris while Stade Français downed Agen.
Toulon visit Clermont in a top-of-the-table clash on a weekend which sees many teams in the Top 14 shorn of their internationals.
Toulon needed eight penalties from Jonny Wilkinson to scrape past Stade Français on Thursday and retain their lead in the Top 14.
Thursday sees a full round of Top 14 fixtures on a public holiday that does not bode well for Stade Français, who head to Toulon.
Toulon cemented their place at the summit of the Top 14 standings for another week with a eight-try demolition of Bayonne on Saturday....
Former All Blacks and Cardiff Blues full-back Ben Blair looks set for premature retirement due to continuing knee problems.
Stade Français and Toulouse face off in their annual gala fixture at the Stade de France on Saturday while leaders Toulon host Bayonne....
Saturday's Amlin Challenge Cup teams have been announced. Here they are with the stand-out game taking place at Sandy Park.
Grenoble recorded their fourth consecutive home win in the Top 14 after knocking over Perpignan 28-23 on Saturday.
With the Heineken Cup now just one week away, France's big guns are looking to build momentum as Toulon visit faltering Biarritz.
Grenoble pulled off a shock 27-13 win over Racing Métro on Saturday to jump ahead of the Paris club in the Top 14 standings.
Defending champions Toulouse host Top 14 leaders Toulon on Saturday while the stakes are high in Sunday's Basque derby in Biarritz.