Aviron Bayonnais

Aviron Bayonnais (Basque: Baionako Arrauna), commonly called Bayonne, is a French rugby union club from Bayonne (Baiona, in Basque) in Pyrénées-Atlantiques which, for the 2016-17 season, competed in the top tier of the French league system, in the Top 14 competition. In the 2015–16 Rugby Pro D2 Season they were promoted after finishing 2nd and winning the playoff final against Aurillac. In the 2016-2017 season, they finished in last place, and will be relegated back to Pro D2 for the 2017-18 season. Founded in 1904, they play at the Parc des Sports also known as Jean Dauger in Bayonne. Their mascot is a pottok pony called pottoka. They have ties to the French Basque community.

Bayonne
Aviron Bayonnais Logo.svg
Full nameAviron Bayonnais Rugby Pro
Founded1904; 117 years ago (1904)
LocationBayonne, France
Ground(s)Stade Jean Dauger (Capacity: 16,934)
PresidentPhilippe Tayeb
Coach(es)Yannick Bru
Joël Rey
Rémy Ladauge
Captain(s)Antoine Battut
League(s)Pro D2
2020–21Top 14, 13th (relegated via play-off)
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
Official website
www.abrugby.fr

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1904, making their first final appearance in the 1913 season, where they defeated S.C.U.F. 31-8 at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir. The national domestic championship was replaced by the Coupe de l'Espérance during World War I. The competition was played for four seasons, with Aviron Bayonnais contesting the last final, which they lost to Stadoceste Tarbais 4 to 3.

With the French championship resumed, the club made their next championship game in the 1922 season where they met Toulouse. Aviron Bayonnais lost the final 6 to nil. The two clubs would meet again the next season to again contest the championship final, which Toulouse won again, 3 to nil.

Aviron Bayonnais enjoyed success during the mid-1930s, defeating Biarritz 13 to 8 in Toulouse to win their second championship, and first since 1913. They also won the Challenge Yves du Manoir in 1936, defeating Perpignan in the final. The club saw similar results during the mid-1940s as well, with two championship final appearances; defeating SU Agen in the 1943 final at Parc des Princes in Paris and losing the 1944 season final to Perpignan.

Since the 1940s the club did not find a lot of success over the coming years, as they would have to wait until the 1980s until they would again reach any of the championship finals. In 1980 they contested the final of the Challenge Yves du Manoir, defeating AS Béziers 16 to 10 to gain their second title of that competition. They made it to the final of the 1982 season, although they were defeated by SU Agen, 18 to 9.

HonoursEdit

Finals resultsEdit

 
The Aviron Bayonnais squad in 1914.

French championshipEdit

Date Champions Runners-up Score Venue Spectators
20 April 1913 Aviron Bayonnais S.C.U.F. 31-8 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 20.000
23 April 1922 Stade Toulousain Aviron Bayonnais 6-0 Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat 20.000
13 May 1923 Stade Toulousain Aviron Bayonnais 3-0 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 15.000
13 May 1934 Aviron Bayonnais Biarritz Olympique 13-8 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 18.000
21 March 1943 Aviron Bayonnais SU Agen 3-0 Parc des Princes, Paris 28.000
26 March 1944 USA Perpignan Aviron Bayonnais 20-5 Parc des Princes, Paris 35.000
29 May 1982 SU Agen Aviron Bayonnais 18-9 Parc des Princes, Paris 41.165

Challenge Yves du ManoirEdit

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1936 Aviron Bayonnais 9-3 USA Perpignan
1980 Aviron Bayonnais 16-10 AS Béziers

Coupe de l'EspéranceEdit

Date Winner Score Runner-up
1919 Stadoceste Tarbais 4-3 Aviron Bayonnais

Current standingsEdit

The current table for the 2021–22 Rugby Pro D2 is:[2]

2021–22 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Mont-de-Marsan 3 3 0 0 111 49 +62 1 0 13
2 Bayonne 3 3 0 0 91 54 +37 1 0 13
3 Colomiers 3 3 0 0 79 40 +39 1 0 13
4 Montauban 3 3 0 0 60 35 +25 0 0 12
5 Béziers 3 2 0 1 58 53 +5 0 1 9
6 Nevers 3 2 0 1 64 60 +4 0 1 9
7 Grenoble 3 2 0 1 69 68 +1 0 0 8
8 Provence 3 2 0 1 70 81 –11 0 0 8
9 Rouen 3 1 1 1 91 66 +25 1 0 7
10 Oyonnax 3 1 0 2 61 58 +3 0 2 6
11 Carcassonne 3 1 0 2 68 63 +5 0 1 5
12 Bourg-en-Bresse 3 0 1 2 53 92 –39 0 1 3
13 Vannes 3 0 0 3 67 84 –17 0 2 2
14 Agen 3 0 0 3 38 66 –28 0 2 2
15 Aurillac 3 0 0 3 39 77 –39 0 1 1
16 Narbonne 3 0 0 3 39 105 –68 0 1 1
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 Nationale.

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


Current squadEdit

The Bayonne squad for the 2021–22 season is:[3]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Maxime Delonca Hooker   France
Louis Ortolan Hooker   France
John Ulugia Hooker   Australia
Torsten van Jaarsveld Hooker   Namibia
Ugo Boniface Prop   France
Swan Cormenier Prop   France
Jean-Baptiste de Clercq Prop   Belgium
Luc Mousset Prop   France
Matis Perchaud Prop   France
Chris Talakai Prop   Australia
Tevita Tatafu Prop   Tonga
Luka Tchelidze Prop   Georgia
Mariano Galarza Lock   Argentina
Mat Luamanu Lock   Samoa
Denis Marchois Lock   France
Konstantin Mikautadze Lock   Georgia
Afa Amosa Back row   Samoa
Paul Beltran Back row   France
Uzair Cassiem Back row   South Africa
Robin Dione Back row   France
Baptiste Heguy Back row   France
Aitor Hourcade Back row   Spain
Jean Monribot Back row   France
Filimo Taofifenua Back row   France
Asier Usarraga Back row   Spain
Player Position Union
Guillaume Rouet Scrum-half   Spain
Michael Ruru Scrum-half   New Zealand
Shaun Venter Scrum-half   South Africa
Hugo Zabalza Scrum-half   France
Maxime Lafage Fly-half   France
Manuel Ordas Fly-half   Spain
Isaia Toeava Fly-half   New Zealand
Theo Costossèque Centre   France
Yann David Centre   France
Hugo Fourquet Centre   France
Yan Lestrade Centre   France
Peyo Muscarditz Centre   France
Remy Baget Wing   France
Guillaume Bouche Wing   France
Arthur Duhau Wing   France
Jean-Teiva Jacquelin Wing   France
Joe Ravouvou Wing   New Zealand
Arnaud Erbinartegaray Fullback   France
Gaëtan Germain Fullback   France

Notable former playersEdit

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Castiella, Manuel (2001). Un siècle de rugby à Bayonne (in French). Atlantica.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish). eurobasquerugbychallenge https://eurobasquerugbychallenge.com/ganador-ebrc-07-09-2019/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Effectif saison 2019-2020" (in French). Aviron Bayonnais. Retrieved 7 September 2019.

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