The final day of the Top 14 sees Clermont battling with Montpellier for a semifinal spot and a point separates Racing 92 (6th), Stade Francais (7th) and Pau (8th) for the last Champions Cup spot.
Brock James and La Rochelle survived a late scare to defeat Montpellier 40-37 as they secured top spot in the Top 14 and can now prepare for a home semifinal.
Australian Peter Kimlin and five teammates stood down during police investigations into a rape allegation have been reinstated by their French rugby club Grenoble.
La Rochelle maintained control of the Top 14 with a 23-13 victory over Pau which stretch their lead to 10 points at the summit of the Top 14.
Top 14 leaders La Rochelle kept their winning run going while matches involving Stade Francais and Racing 92 were postponed due to their now scrapped proposal of a merger.
La Rochelle are out to an eight point lead in the Top 14 standings after Clermont fell to Montpellier on Sunday.
A Brock James penalty in injury-time saw La Rochelle defeat Toulon 23-20 at the Stade Mayol to hit the summit of the Top 14.
Grenoble boosted their chances of avoiding the drop from the Top 14 thanks to an impressive 26-22 win over Toulouse on Thursday.
Jamie Roberts scored a hat-trick as Harlequins demolished Romanian side Timisoara Saracens 75-3 to go top of European Challenge Cup Pool Five.
Gloucester claimed top spot in Pool 1 of the European Challenge Cup with a 35-14 bonus-point victory over La Rochelle at Kingsholm.
Toulon's climb up the Top 14 table was arrested by Castres Olympique on Saturday afternoon, as the home team prevailed 34-19 at the Stade Jean-Pierre Antoine. F
A Ben Botica penalty three minutes into stoppage time saw Montpellier record a 12-11 victory over La Rochelle.
Edinburgh got their Challenge Cup campaign off to a perfect start with a 59-17 win over Romanian side Timisoara Saracens.
Racing 92 grab a dramatic 29-22 win over Stade Francais in the Paris derby.
A mass brawl and an alleged eye-gouge marred Grenoble's 36-23 Top 14 win over Brive on Sunday night.
Toulouse gave their Top 14 play-off hopes a shot in the arm with a 12-10 victory over a disjointed Toulon.
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- GRENO18thTRIES SCORED 1st Clermont Auvergne : 37 Tries ScoredCLER1st1037
- GRENO15thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Clermont Auvergne : 145 Points DifferenceCLER1st-35145