Cape Town - Jake White's Montpellier were brought back down to earth with a 20-13 loss away to Oyonnax in the French Top 14 at the weekend.
French Top 14 log - via ESPNscrum
White had started on a high when Montpellier beat French and European champions Toulon in his first match in charge the previous week.
But his side came unstuck against a plucky Oyonnax this past weekend, and are now eighth on the Top 14 log standings with eight wins and eight losses from 16 games.
Clermont Auvergne hold a narrow lead atop the standings, leading Stade Francais on points difference with both teams on 50 points, having won 11 of 16 matches.
Toulon are third and Racing Metro fourth.
Round 16 Top 14 results:
Toulon 32 Racing Metro 23
Bayonne 23 Lyon 22
Bordeaux Begles 34 Grenoble 16
Oyonnax 20 Montpellier 13
Toulouse 29 La Rochelle 26
Clermont 44 Brive 20
Stade Français 49 Castres 13