Clermont Auvergne pulled further clear at the Top 14 summit ahead of Stade Francais’ derby clash with Racing 92 on Sunday.
Leaders Clermont were in action on Saturday along with the rest of their rivals, taking advantage of Stade’s moved fixture with a 28-8 success over Toulon.
Montpellier were also narrow winners as Perpignan suffered a sixth straight defeat to start the season, with a last-gasp fightback unable to prevent a 23-20 triumph for Vern Cotter’s side.
Antoine Hastoy was Pau’s match-winner as he scored 23 of their points, including two tries, in a tense 28-25 victory at Agen.
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