Overseas Wrap: Morné stars for Stade
High-flying Stade Français rose to the summit of the Top 14 with their 32-6 win over Castres thanks to the boot of Morné Steyn, who kicked five penalties and a conversion.
Meyer Bosman, Gerhard Mostert, Anton van Zyl and Heinke van der Merwe also all started for the Parisian side, who had Michael Van Vuuren on the bench. Rory Kockott scored all of the points for Castres.
Jacques Cronje, Francois van der Merwe and Juandre Kruger all started in Racing Métro's impressive win over a depleted Toulouse, with Brian Mujati coming off the bench. Toulouse included Jano Vermaak, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Schalk Ferreira in their squad for the 25-5 loss.
Dewald Senekal and JC Janse van Rensburg both tasted a surprise victory for Bayonne over Clermont, winning 18-9.
Hendrik Roodt's Grenoble were winners against Perpignan, while Robert Ebersohn started for Montpellier in their win over Bordeaux-Bègles - Heini Adams and Jandre Marais both on the losing side.
Finally, Toulon were handed another shocking away defeat, with Bakkies Botha breaking an arm in their 23-10 loss to Brive. Riaan Swanepoel, Petrus Hauman Kevin Buys all finished on the winning side while Toulon's South African contingent - including Juan Smith, Craig Burden and Joe van Niekerk - continue to struggle away from home.
Johan Snyman and Jacobie Adriaanse were on the winning side as the Scarlets saw off a weakened Gloucester onFriday 13-7.
GJ Van Velze was one of six try scorers when Northampton thrashed the Dragons 34-16, while Don Armand got on the scoresheet for Exeter in their 36-22 win over the Ospreys.
Finally, despite a whole team of players taking on the Sharks the previous day - including Neil de Kock, Ernst Joubert, Jacques Burger, Justin Melck, Mouritz Botha, Schalk Brits and Petrus du Plessis - Saracens thrashed Newcastle 41-8 on Sunday.