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Toulouse ended 2018 on a high note, dishing out a crushing defeat to Toulon in one of three Top 14 games on Sunday.
Jason Tovey's late penalty gave the Dragons a first win over the Ospreys since Boxing Day 2014.
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The battle between top and bottom in the Top 14 table stayed true to form, Clermont running out comfortable winners on the road.
Munster ended a four-game losing streak against Leinster with a 26-17 triumph on Saturday, while Edinburgh retained the 1872 Cup.
Calum Clark and David Strettle scored second-half tries as Saracens rallied to beat Worcester Warriors, while Harlequins held off Wasps.
Having suffered their first Premiership defeat of the season in their last away game, the Exeter Chiefs lost again at Northampton Saints.
For the second time in the Pro14 season, Ulster were beaten by Irish rivals Connacht.
Wales could tour New Zealand in 2020, giving new coach Wayne Pivac a stern test early in his tenure.
Kieran Read is optimistic about what 2019 might hold and feels he is finally returning to form after back surgery.
After two shoulder operations failed to cure a shoulder problem, Paul James has opted to retire and switch his focus to coaching.
The top two in the Top 14 table could not be separated as Clermont Auvergne and Toulouse shared a thrilling draw.
Bath are into the Premiership's top six after beating Wasps, while Gloucester won at Newcastle Falcons.
A victory over Zebre saw Benetton close to within three points of third-placed Scarlets in Pro14 Conference B.