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Thomas Soucaze’s late effort was little consolation for La Rochelle who drop back into the relegation zone with this defeat.
Agen made the most of La Rochelle’s defeat as they stunned champions Clermont 26-17 at Marmandie.
Morgan Parra got Clermont off to a great start with an early try but Jean Monribot and Opeti Fonua both scored for the home side and despite a George Pisi try, Agen remain unbeaten at home in 2011.
At the Stade de France Racing Metro produced the performance of the round as they hammered league leaders Toulouse 43-21 with Jonathan Wisniewski contributing 28 points.
The Parisians even picked up a bonus point as Johnny Leo’o, Julien Saubade and Sebastien Chabal all scored, with the reigning European champions reduced to seven Fred Michalak penalties.
And Biarritz took a major step towards the play-offs as they crushed rivals Bayonne in the Basque derby in San Sebastian 40-10.
Marcelo Bosch scored the first try after just a minute and Julien Peyrelongue, Imanol Harinordoquy and Takudza Ngwenya also got first-half tries with Ross Filipo grabbing Bayonne’s only try.
Brive were also heavy winners at home to Bourgoin 50-6, running in seven tries.
Julien Caminati scored twice, while French internationals Fabrice Estebanez and Alexis Palisson got on the scoresheet with Guillaume Namy, Retief Uys and Agustin Figuerola finishing off the scoring.
Finally on Friday, Castres earned a vital home win over Toulon 18-12 thanks to the boot of Romain Teulet.
The metronomic kicker slotted six penalties out of seven while Jonny Wilkinson missed three attempts.