2019–20 Rugby Pro D2 season

The 2019–20 Rugby Pro D2 will be the second-level French rugby union club competition, behind the Top 14, for the 2019–20 season. It will run alongside the 2019–20 Top 14 competition; both competitions are operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR).

2019–20 Pro D2
Countries France
Date22 August 2019 – May 2020
Matches played158
Attendance786,104
(average 4,975 per match)
Highest attendance13,000
Perpignan v Béziers
22 August 2019
Lowest attendance1,452
Rouen v Colomiers
10 January 2020
Top point scorerFrance Yohan Le Bourhis
(Oyonnax)
221 points
Top try scorerSouth Africa Shaun Adendorff
(Aurillac)
Fiji Wame Naituvi
(Mont-de-Marsan)
8 tries each
Official website
www.lnr.fr

TeamsEdit

Changes in the lineup from 2018–19 were:

  • Bayonne won the 2018–19 Pro D2 title and were thereby automatically promoted to the Top 14. Brive won the Top 14/Pro D2 playoff to secure the second promotion place.
  • The two bottom finishers in 2018–19, Massy and Bourg-en-Bresse, were relegated from Pro D2 to Fédérale 1.
  • The bottom finisher in the 2018–19 Top 14 season, Perpignan was relegated to Pro D2. Grenoble lost the Top 14/Pro D2 playoff and were therefore relegated.
  • Rouen won the 2018–19 Fédérale 1 title and were thereby automatically promoted. Valence Romans, who finished 2nd, was also promoted

Number of teams by regionsEdit

Teams Region or country Team(s)
5   Occitanie Béziers, Carcassonne, Colomiers, Montauban, Perpignan
4   Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Aurillac, Grenoble, Oyonnax, Valence
3   Nouvelle-Aquitaine Biarritz, Mont-de-Marsan, Soyaux Angoulême
1   Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Nevers
  Brittany Vannes
  Normandy Rouen
  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Provence

Competition formatEdit

The regular season uses a double round-robin format, in which each team plays the others home and away.

The LNR uses a slightly different bonus points system from that used in most other rugby competitions. It trialled a new system in 2007–08 explicitly designed to prevent a losing team from earning more than one bonus point in a match,[1] a system that also made it impossible for either team to earn a bonus point in a drawn match. LNR chose to continue with this system for subsequent seasons.[2]

France's bonus point system operates as follows:[3]

  • 4 points for a win.
  • 2 points for a draw.
  • 1 bonus point for winning while scoring at least 3 more tries than the opponent. This replaces the standard bonus point for scoring 4 tries regardless of the match result.
  • 1 bonus point for losing by 5 points (or less). The required margin had been 7 points or less until being changed in advance of the 2014–15 season.

Starting with the 2017–18 season, Pro D2 conducts a play-off system identical to the one currently used in Top 14, with the top six teams qualifying for the play-offs and the top two teams receiving byes into the semi-finals. The winner of the play-offs earns the league championship and automatic promotion to the next season's Top 14; the runner-up enters a play-off with the second-from-bottom Top 14 team, with the winner of that play-off taking up the final place in Top 14.[4]

This replaced the previous system in which the top team at the end of the regular season was declared champion, also earning a Top 14 place, while the second- through fifth-place teams competed in promotion play-offs. The play-off semi-finals were played at the home ground of the higher-ranked team. The final was then played on neutral ground, and the winner earned the second ticket to the next Top 14.

PromotionEdit

Pro D2 to Top 14Edit

As noted above, both promotion places will be determined by play-offs from 2017–18 forward, with the winner of the Pro D2 play-offs earning promotion and the runner-up playing the second-from-bottom Top 14 team for the next season's final Top 14 place.

Fédérale 1 to Pro D2Edit

At the same time, LNR and the French Rugby Federation (FFR) changed the promotion process from Fédérale 1 to Pro D2. For three seasons (2017–18 to 2019–20), only one team will be promoted to Pro D2 through the Fédérale 1 competition. The second promotion place will be a "wild card" granted by LNR to a club that meets the following criteria:[4]

  • must be located in northern France (with the dividing line running approximately from La Rochelle to Lyon)
  • have a long-term development plan
  • location in an area that can demographically and economically support a fully professional club

Starting with the 2020–21 season, LNR will create a third professional league, slotting between Pro D2 and Fédérale 1 in the league system.[4]

RelegationEdit

Normally, the teams that finish in 15th and 16th places in the table are relegated to Fédérale 1 at the end of the season. In certain circumstances, "financial reasons" may cause a higher-placed team to be demoted instead, or bar a Fédérale 1 team from promotion.

TableEdit

The current table for the 2019–20 Rugby Pro D2 is:[5]

2019–20 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Colomiers 20 15 0 5 509 343 +166 4 3 67
2 Grenoble 20 14 0 6 525 325 +200 7 2 65
3 Perpignan 20 13 0 7 562 373 +189 7 4 63
4 Oyonnax 20 12 0 8 505 350 +155 5 5 58
5 Biarritz 20 12 0 8 469 401 +68 4 3 55
6 Nevers 20 12 0 8 471 450 +21 3 0 51
7 Vannes 20 11 0 9 387 415 -28 2 3 49
8 Soyaux Angoulême 20 9 2 9 385 417 -32 3 4 47
9 Carcassonne 19 10 1 8 422 472 -50 1 2 45
10 Mont-de-Marsan 20 9 0 11 447 439 +8 2 5 43
11 Béziers 20 10 0 10 348 392 -44 1 2 43
12 Provence 19 8 0 11 343 425 -82 2 2 36
13 Montauban 19 7 1 11 388 465 -77 1 5 36
14 Aurillac 20 5 0 15 373 482 -109 2 8 30
15 Rouen 20 6 0 14 301 464 -163 0 5 29
16 Valence Romans 19 3 0 16 324 546 -222 0 7 19
Legend:
Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Points Total
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final Promotion play-off places.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final Promotion play-off places.
Red background relegation to Fédérale 1.

Notes:
When two teams have the same points total, position is determined by head-to-head results before points difference.


Fixtures & ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

22 August 2019
20:45
Perpignan 23–13 Béziers
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
23 August 2019
20:00
Nevers 18–24 Soyaux Angoulême (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Pré Fleuri
Attendance: 6,662
Referee: Laurent Millotte
23 August 2019
20:00
Montauban 40–14 Rouen
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 5,100[6]
Referee: Jeremy Rozier
23 August 2019
20:00
Mont-de-Marsan 12–42 Provence (1 BP)
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
23 August 2019
20:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 53–13 Valence Romans
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 6,909[7]
Referee: Jean Lespès
23 August 2019
20:00
(1 BP) Carcassonne 37–10 Vannes
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 2,500[8]
Referee: Cédric Clavé
23 August 2019
20:45
(1 BP) Grenoble 20–23 Colomiers
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: David Beun
25 August 2019
14:25
Aurillac 23–19 Biarritz (1 BP)
Report

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Round 2Edit

29 August 2019
19:45
Carcassonne 19–26 Grenoble
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
30 August 2019
17:20
Béziers 36–20 Valence Romans
Report
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 4,776
Referee: Adrien Marbot
30 August 2019
17:20
Colomiers 29–16 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
30 August 2019
17:20
Montauban 19–19 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Thomas Chérèque
30 August 2019
17:20
(1 BP) Oyonnax 54–16 Nevers
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 6,009
Referee: Thierry Mallet
30 August 2019
17:20
Rouen 13–24 Aurillac
Report
Stade Jean-Mermoz
Attendance: 2,213[10]
Referee: François Bouzac
30 August 2019
17:50
Biarritz 18–17 Vannes (1 BP)
Report
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Nicholas Datas
1 September 2019
13:25
Provence 25–10 Perpignan
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 5,950
Referee: Benoît Rousselet

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Round 3Edit

5 September 2019
19:45
Nevers 33–26 Biarritz
Report
6 September 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Aurillac 20–24 Béziers
Report
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Jean Lespès
6 September 2019
19:00
Mont-de-Marsan 28–26 Carcassonne (1 BP)
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 3,800
Referee: David Beun
6 September 2019
19:00
Provence 17–26 Grenoble
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 5,017[13]
Referee: Jeremy Rozier
6 September 2019
19:00
Soyaux Angoulême 17–16 Rouen (1 BP)
Report
6 September 2019
19:00
Valence Romans 19–26 Montauban
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Cédric Clavé
6 September 2019
19:45
Vannes 22–18 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,914[15]
Referee: Laurent Millotte
8 September 2019
13:25
(1 BP) Perpignan 34–13 Colomiers
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 9,318[16]
Referee: François Bouzac

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Round 4Edit

12 September 2019
19:45
Vannes 17–5 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,194[18]
Referee: Benoît Rousselet
13 September 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Béziers 22–0 Provence
Report
13 September 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 22–26 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
13 September 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Grenoble 35–13 Aurillac
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Vivien Praderie
13 September 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Montauban 26–29 Nevers
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 4,877
Referee: Adrien Marbot
13 September 2019
19:00
Rouen 21–17 Valence Romans (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Mermoz
Attendance: 2,497[19]
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
13 September 2019
19:45
Carcassonne 24–22 Perpignan (1 BP)
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Nicolas Datas
15 September 2019
14:15
(1 BP) Biarritz 30–12 Oyonnax
Report

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Round 5Edit

26 September 2019
19:45
Mont-de-Marsan 26–24 Grenoble (1 BP)
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 4,847[21]
Referee: Cédric Clavé
27 September 2019
19:00
Aurillac P–P Montauban
27 September 2019
19:00
Nevers P–P Béziers
27 September 2019
19:00
Oyonnax 23–19 Colomiers (1 BP)
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 5,166[25]
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
27 September 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Provence 45–24 Vannes
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 4,000[26]
Referee: François Bouzac
27 September 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Valence Romans 18–22 Carcassonne
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 4,500[27]
Referee: Jeremy Rozier
27 September 2019
19:45
Rouen 12–10 Perpignan (1 BP)
Report
Stade Robert Diochon
Attendance: 6,437[28]
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
29 September 2019
13:25
Soyaux Angoulême 24–15 Biarritz
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 6,500[29]
Referee: David Beun

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Round 6Edit

3 October 2019
19:45
Béziers 20–15 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
4 October 2019
20:00
Carcassonne 28–21 Nevers
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 3,500[32]
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
4 October 2019
20:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 22–0 Rouen
Report
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 2,900[33]
Referee: Adrien Marbot
4 October 2019
20:00
(1 BP) Grenoble 49–8 Valence Romans
Report
4 October 2019
20:00
Montauban P–P Provence
4 October 2019
20:00
Vannes 34–13 Aurillac
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,482[37]
Referee: Thomas Chérèque
4 October 2019
20:45
(1 BP) Biarritz 23–12 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 4,000[38]
Referee: Luc Ramos
6 October 2019
14:15
(1 BP) Perpignan 48–10 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 7,861[39]
Referee: Jean Lespès

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Round 7Edit

11 October 2019
19:00
Aurillac 28–41 Perpignan
Report
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Cédric Clavé
11 October 2019
19:00
Béziers 18–12 Rouen
Report
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 4,921
Referee: David Beun
11 October 2019
19:00
Nevers 26–10 Vannes
Report
Stade du Pré Fleuri
Attendance: 6,310[41]
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
11 October 2019
19:00
Provence 24–21 Colomiers (1 BP)
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
11 October 2019
19:00
Soyaux Angoulême 3–28 Grenoble (1 BP)
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Thierry Mallet
11 October 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Oyonnax 28–12 Carcassonne
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: François Bouzac
12 October 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 51–13 Montauban
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Jérémy Rozier
13 October 2019
13:25
Valence Romans 26–35 Biarritz (1 BP)
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mathieu Noirot

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Round 8Edit

17 October 2019
19:45
Provence 13–22 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
18 October 2019
19:00
Biarritz 30–20 Béziers
Report
18 October 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 33–6 Valence Romans
Report
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Nicolas Datas
18 October 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Perpignan 44–17 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
18 October 2019
19:00
Rouen 30–27 Carcassonne (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Mermoz
Attendance: 2,467
Referee: Benoît Rousselet
18 October 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Soyaux Angoulême 37–11 Aurillac
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Adrien Marbot
18 October 2019
19:45
Montauban 17–13 Vannes (1 BP)
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 4,100[44]
Referee: Jean Lespès
20 October 2019
13:15
(1 BP) Grenoble 46–21 Nevers
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 9,013
Referee: David Beun

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Round 9Edit

31 October 2019
19:45
Nevers 14–10 Perpignan (1 BP)
Report
1 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Aurillac 39–6 Provence
Report
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
1 November 2019
19:00
Béziers 15–22 Colomiers
Report
1 November 2019
19:00
Carcassonne 32–16 Biarritz
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Cédric Clavé
1 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 37–10 Rouen
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Vivien Praderie
1 November 2019
19:00
Vannes 27–12 Grenoble
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
1 November 2019
19:45
Oyonnax 29–13 Montauban
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 5,152
Referee: Thomas Chérèque
3 November 2019
13:25
Valence Romans 18–13 Soyaux Angoulême (1 BP)
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: François Bouzac

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Round 10Edit

7 November 2019
19:45
Montauban 15–14 Biarritz (1 BP)
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Thierry Mallet
8 November 2019
19:00
Grenoble 25–18 Béziers
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 8,600
Referee: Jean Lespès
8 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Perpignan 47–17 Vannes
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 7,538
Referee: David Beun
8 November 2019
19:00
Provence 15–8 Nevers
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 4,500[48]
Referee: Nicolas Datas
8 November 2019
19:00
Rouen 3–28 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Mermoz
Attendance: 2,500[49]
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
8 November 2019
19:00
Soyaux Angoulême 21–6 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Benoît Rousselet
8 November 2019
19:45
Valence Romans 21–19 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
10 November 2019
13:25
Colomiers 40–15 Carcassonne
Report
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Adrien Marbot

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Round 11Edit

14 November 2019
19:45
Oyonnax 21–19 Perpignan (1 BP)
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Jérémy Rozier
15 November 2019
19:00
Aurillac 21–33 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 2,500[51]
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
15 November 2019
19:00
Béziers 15–12 Soyaux Angoulême (1 BP)
Report
15 November 2019
19:00
Biarritz 9–5 Rouen (1 BP)
Report
15 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Nevers 36–6 Valence Romans
Report
15 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Vannes 29–13 Colomiers
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,291[55]
Referee: François Bouzac
15 November 2019
19:45
Carcassonne 19–10 Provence
Report
17 November 2019
13:25
(1 BP) Grenoble 28–9 Montauban
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 7,042
Referee: Cédric Clavé

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Round 12Edit

21 November 2019
19:45
Soyaux Angoulême 10–19 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 4,000[58]
Referee: David Beun
22 November 2019
19:00
Biarritz 19–12 Provence
Report
22 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 45–11 Aurillac
Report
22 November 2019
19:00
Mont-de-Marsan 30–10 Béziers
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 5,189[61]
Referee: Thierry Mallet
22 November 2019
19:00
Rouen 24–34 Nevers
Report
Stade Jean-Mermoz
Attendance: 2,245[62]
Referee: Adrien Marbot
22 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Valence Romans 16–21 Vannes
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 2,000[63]
Referee: Luc Ramos
22 November 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Montauban 20–24 Carcassonne
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 4,100[64]
Referee: Nicolas Datas
24 November 2019
13:15
Perpignan 20–13 Grenoble
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 9,352
Referee: Sébastien Minery

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Round 5 (rescheduled games)Edit

29 November 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Aurillac 16–18 Montauban
Report
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 1,947[66]
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
  • Rescheduled from 27 September 2019.
29 November 2019
20:00
Nevers 16–13 Béziers (1 BP)
Report
  • Rescheduled from 27 September 2019.

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Round 13Edit

5 December 2019
19:45
Perpignan 29–25 Biarritz (1 BP)
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 8,556
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
6 December 2019
19:00
Béziers 28–25 Montauban (1 BP)
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 4,491
Referee: Jérémy Rozier
6 December 2019
19:00
Carcassonne 21–16 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: David Beun
6 December 2019
19:00
Nevers 13–24 Colomiers
Report
Stade du Pré Fleuri
Attendance: 5,992
Referee: Jean Lespès
6 December 2019
19:00
Provence 26–23 Valence Romans (1 BP)
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Cédric Clavé
6 December 2019
19:00
Vannes 26–25 Soyaux Angoulême (1 BP)
Report
6 December 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Grenoble 46–3 Rouen
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
8 December 2019
13:25
Oyonnax 23–21 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Stéphane Boyer

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Round 14Edit

12 December 2019
19:45
Biarritz 33–7 Grenoble
Report
13 December 2019
19:00
Aurillac 15–12 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Nicolas Datas
13 December 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 6–11 Nevers
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Cédric Clavé
13 December 2019
19:00
Rouen 29–15 Vannes
Report
Stade Robert Diochon
Attendance: 4,262[69]
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
13 December 2019
19:00
Soyaux Angoulême 19–15 Provence (1 BP)
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Jean Lespès
13 December 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Valence Romans 28–29 Perpignan
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: David Beun
13 December 2019
19:45
Béziers 22–9 Carcassonne
Report
15 December 2019
13:45
(1 BP) Montauban 19–21 Colomiers
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 4,900[70]
Referee: Thomas Chérèque

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Round 15Edit

19 December 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Grenoble 28–13 Oyonnax
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 11,335
Referee: Adrien Marbot
20 December 2019
19:00
Carcassonne 18–18 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
20 December 2019
19:00
Nevers 21–20 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Pré Fleuri
Attendance: 6,053
Referee: Luc Ramos
20 December 2019
19:00
Provence 13–9 Rouen (1 BP)
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Thomas Chérèque
20 December 2019
19:00
Valence Romans 21–19 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Jérémy Rozier
20 December 2019
19:00
Vannes 9–6 Béziers (1 BP)
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,670
Referee: Pierre-Baptiste Nuchy
20 December 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Perpignan 41–14 Montauban
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 8,573
Referee: Thierry Mallet
22 December 2019
13:15
Colomiers 22–15 Biarritz
Report
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier

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Round 16Edit

9 January 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Soyaux Angoulême 20–23 Perpignan
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Thomas Chérèque
10 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Aurillac 14–19 Grenoble
Report
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
10 January 2020
19:00
Béziers 17–44 Nevers (1 BP)
Report
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 4,461
Referee: David Beun
10 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Montauban 30–3 Valence Romans
Report
10 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 51–10 Provence
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 4,650
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
10 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Rouen 29–33 Colomiers
Report
Stade Jean-Mermoz
Attendance: 1,452[73]
Referee: Nicolas Datas
10 January 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Biarritz 43–22 Carcassonne
Report
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Cédric Clavé
12 January 2020
13:25
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 16–18 Vannes
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Benoît Rousselet

[74]


Round 17Edit

16 January 2020
19:45
Carcassonne 20–16 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Thierry Mallet
17 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 25–0 Béziers
Report
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Adrien Marbot
17 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Perpignan 38–13 Aurillac
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 7,374
Referee: Laurent Millotte
17 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Provence 15–20 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Nicolas Datas
17 January 2020
19:00
Valence Romans 10–24 Rouen
Report
17 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Vannes 31–16 Nevers
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,629
Referee: Chris Busby
17 January 2020
19:45
Biarritz 30–27 Montauban (1 BP)
Report
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Jean Lespès
19 January 2020
13:15
Grenoble 30–8 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 7,656[75]
Referee: Andrea Piardi

[76]


Round 18Edit

23 January 2020
19:45
Oyonnax 31–22 Biarritz
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 4,713
Referee: Benoît Rousselet
24 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Aurillac 22–6 Rouen
Report
24 January 2020
19:00
Carcassonne P – P Valence Romans
  • Postponed due to heavy flooding. Game to be rescheduled for 13 March 2020.[78]
24 January 2020
19:00
Colomiers 23–7 Vannes
Report
24 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Nevers 43–13 Provence
Report
24 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Soyaux Angoulême 35–16 Montauban
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 4,500[81]
Referee: Julien Castaignède
24 January 2020
19:45
Béziers 16–25 Grenoble
Report
26 January 2020
14:30
Mont-de-Marsan 34–14 Perpignan
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 5,900
Referee: Luc Ramos

[83]


Round 19Edit

30 January 2020
19:45
Biarritz 20–8 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
31 January 2020
19:00
Mont-de-Marsan 23–20 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 5,578[84]
Referee: Thomas Chérèque
31 January 2020
19:00
Montauban 21–15 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 4,700[85]
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
31 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Rouen 18–19 Béziers
Report
Stade Robert Diochon
Attendance: 4,073[86]
Referee: Jean Lespès
31 January 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Valence Romans 17–18 Colomiers
Report
Stade Georges Pompidou
Attendance: 2,500[87]
Referee: David Beun
31 January 2020
19:00
Vannes 16–6 Provence
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 7,200[88]
Referee: Thierry Mallet
31 January 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Perpignan 53–10 Carcassonne
Report
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 8,325[89]
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
2 February 2020
13:00
Nevers 27–18 Grenoble
Report
Stade du Pré Fleuri
Attendance: 6,727
Referee: Laurent Millotte

[90]


Round 20Edit

13 February 2020
19:45
Grenoble 20–10 Perpignan
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 12,205[91]
Referee: Julien Castaignède
14 February 2020
19:00
Béziers 16–12 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
14 February 2020
19:00
Carcassonne 37–35 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Vivien Praderie
14 February 2020
19:00
Provence 36–20 Montauban
Report
Stade Maurice David
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Adrien Marbot
14 February 2020
19:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 22–23 Rouen
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Cédric Clavé
14 February 2020
19:00
Soyaux Angoulême 36–34 Valence Romans (1 BP)
Report
Stade Chanzy
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Laurent Millotte
14 February 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Vannes 24–27 Biarritz
Report
Stade de la Rabine
Attendance: 8,641
Referee: Nicolas Datas
16 February 2020
13:15
Colomiers 39–24 Nevers
Report
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Benoît Rousselet

[92]


Round 21Edit

20 February 2020
19:45
Biarritz v Perpignan
21 February 2020
19:00
Aurillac v Vannes
21 February 2020
19:00
Mont-de-Marsan v Colomiers
21 February 2020
19:00
Nevers v Carcassonne
21 February 2020
19:00
Rouen v Soyaux Angoulême
21 February 2020
19:45
Montauban v Grenoble
23 February 2020
13:25
Oyonnax v Béziers

[93]


Round 22Edit

27 February 2020
19:45
Grenoble v Biarritz
28 February 2020
19:00
Carcassonne v Montauban
28 February 2020
19:00
Perpignan v Rouen
28 February 2020
19:00
Provence v Aurillac
28 February 2020
19:00
Vannes v Valence Romans
28 February 2020
19:45
Colomiers v Oyonnax
1 March 2020
13:25
Soyaux Angoulême v Nevers

[94]

AttendancesEdit

  • Attendances do not include the final as this is held at a neutral venue. Also does not include the relegation playoff game.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Aurillac 9 23,147 2,572 3,500 1,500 29%
Béziers 11 50,989 4,635 5,537 3,765 25%
Biarritz 10 32,000 3,200 4,000 2,000 21%
Carcassonne 10 28,500 2,850 4,000 2,500 29%
Colomiers 10 37,926 3,793 5,000 2,900 33%
Grenoble 10 91,971 9,197 12,205 7,000 46%
Mont-de-Marsan 10 43,814 4,381 5,900 2,500 26%
Montauban 9 41,077 4,564 5,100 4,000 36%
Nevers 10 64,219 6,422 7,373 5,886 86%
Oyonnax 10 54,199 5,420 6,909 4,500 47%
Perpignan 10 88,128 8,813 13,000 7,374 60%
Provence 10 42,967 4,297 5,950 3,000 72%
Rouen 9 28,146 3,127 6,437 1,452 63%
Soyaux Angoulême 10 46,500 4,650 6,500 4,000 58%
Valence Romans 10 37,000 3,700 5,500 2,000 24%
Vannes 10 75,521 7,552 8,641 7,000 79%

Leading scorersEdit

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under World Rugby eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-WR nationalities.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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