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Mourad Boudjellal is planning to take the IRB to court over payments to players on international duty in a groundbreaking move.
The outspoken Toulon president had already made his feelings clear earlier this season when he complained about having to pay the likes of Bryan Habana, Juán Martín Fernández-Lobbe and Bakkies Botha while they were away at the Rugby Championship.
According to a report in the French press, All Black centre Ma’a Nonu is on the verge of signing a deal with Toulon for after the World Cup.
The 32-year-old is currently sidelined with a broken arm and is unlikely to play again before next year’s Super Rugby season.
Clermont moved back to the top of the table as they handed Oyonnax a first home defeat of the season with a 19-8 win.
Meanwhile Grenoble showed they will be genuine contenders for a spot in the top six as they downed Racing Métro at the Stades des Alpes.
Elsewhere Brive and Lyon picked up vital victories at home to Bordeaux-Bègles and Castres.