18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
Both were defeats and now Brive lie in eleventh place above Perpignan Auch and Dax on the Top 14 table.
Crespey has been replaced by former Brive and France backrow Olivier Magne. His first game in charge is a home match against Connacht on Friday, then he must take his side to Kingston Park to face the Newcastle Falcons in Round 2.
Brives most successful season in Europe came in 1997 when they raised the Heineken Cup in 1997 by beating Leicester Tigers 28-9 at Cardiff Arms Park.
Last season they were defeated by the Dragons 39-17 in the quarter-final. of the European Challenge.