Former South Africa hooker Mahlatse 'Chiliboy' Ralepelle has had his two-year suspension over doping confirmed.
There were wins for Reims and Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday, while Lyon were held to a 0-0 draw against Lorient.
French scrum-half David Mele has left Leicester to join Top 14 giants Toulouse.
Defending champions Toulon have been drawn in a brutal pool with Bath, Leinster and Wasps in the 2015/16 Champions Cup.
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says England won't change their policy of refusing to select overseas-based stars.
Clermont beat Toulouse 18-14 to book their place in the Top 14 final against Stade Francais.
Sky Sports' Jonathan Davies writes about his new-found life of leisure in this week's column
Guy Noves has been named the new head coach of France's national rugby union team.
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