Stade Montois

Stade Montois is a French rugby union team that currently is playing in Pro D2, the second level of the country's professional league system.

Stade montois
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Full nameStade Montois Rugby Pro
Nickname(s)Les Abeilles (The Bees)
Founded1908; 113 years ago (1908)
LocationMont-de-Marsan, France
Ground(s)Stade Guy Boniface (Capacity: 16,800)
PresidentPhilippe Cazaubon
Coach(es)David Auradou
Captain(s)Jérôme Dhien
League(s)Pro D2
2020–2111th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.stademontoisrugby.fr
Stade Montois vs. LOU in 2005

They were founded in 1908 and play in yellow and black. They are based in Mont-de-Marsan, the capital of the Landes département, in New Aquitaine, and play at the Stade Guy Boniface.

HistoryEdit

Stade Montois is a multi-sports club (28 sections) but its rugby team has always been its flagship. After winning a few regional titles between the two world wars, it reached the top of French club rugby four times in 15 years. It lost its first three French championship finals to Castres Olympique in 1949 (3-14, in a replay, after the original final had ended in a 3-3 draw), to FC Lourdes in 1953 (16-21), and to Racing Club de France in 1959 (3-8). Their finest hour came in 1963 in an all Landes-final against US Dax, won by the Yellow and Black 9-6. They had finally won one, whereas their Dax neighbours would lose all five finals they would play in.

It finished in the bottom table in the first-tier Top 14 in the 2008–09 season. They had just been promoted to the Top 14 after winning the Pro D2 promotion playoffs. They remained in Pro D2 for three seasons before successfully navigating the 2012 promotion playoffs.

Stade Montois' players include the Boniface brothers (André and Guy, who died in a car accident on 1 January 1968), Thomas Castaignède, Christian Darrouy, Benoît Dauga, Laurent Rodriguez. Former Leicester Tigers and Fiji scrum-half wizard Waisale Serevi also played for them as well as other notable Fijians such as Viliame Satala and Vilimoni Delasau.

HonoursEdit

Finals resultsEdit

French championshipEdit

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
22 May 1949 Castres Olympique Stade Montois 14-3 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 23,000
17 May 1953 FC Lourdes Stade Montois 21-16 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse 32,500
24 May 1959 Racing Club de France Stade Montois 8-3 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 31,098
2 June 1963 Stade Montois US Dax 9-6 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 39,000

Current standingsEdit

The current table for the 2020–21 Rugby Pro D2 is:[1]

2020–21 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Perpignan (C, P) 30 24 1 5 821 504 +317 9 3 107
2 Vannes 30 21 2 7 722 513 +209 10 3 99
3 Biarritz (PO) 30 19 2 9 700 578 +422 7 5 91
4 Oyonnax 30 18 2 10 808 657 +151 5 5 81
5 Grenoble 30 16 1 13 666 594 +72 4 6 75
6 Colomiers 29 16 1 12 617 587 +30 8 6 74
7 Carcassonne 30 13 1 16 653 665 –12 5 7 65
8 Nevers 30 13 1 16 650 652 –2 5 5 65
9 Montauban 30 14 1 15 627 762 –99 2 3 60
10 Aurillac 30 12 1 17 557 585 –28 1 12 58
11 Mont-de-Marsan 29 11 3 15 550 662 –112 2 7 56
12 Béziers 30 10 1 19 620 671 –51 2 8 56
13 Provence 30 11 2 17 622 743 –121 1 12 55
14 Rouen 30 11 1 18 552 605 –53 1 7 54
15 Valence Romans (R) 30 9 3 18 647 804 –157 2 8 49
16 Soyaux Angoulême (R) 30 8 1 21 522 752 –230 1 8 42
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 squad for the 2020–21 season:[2]

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
Hugo Almartine Hooker   France
Christophe David Hooker   France
Romain Latterade Hooker   France
Thomas Bultel Prop   France
Théo Castinel Prop   France
Jean-Luc Innocent Prop   France
Alexandre Lalanne Prop   France
Victor Laval Prop   France
Carlos Muzzio Prop   Argentina
Jeronimo Negrotto Prop   Argentina
Léandro Cedaro Lock   Argentina
César Damiani Lock   France
Philip du Preez Lock   South Africa
Maselino Paulino Lock   Samoa
Thibaud Rey Lock   France
Alexandre Bécognée Back row   France
Charles Brayer Back row   France
Yann Brethous Back row   France
Nicolas Garrault Back row   France
Laurence Pearce Back row   England
Julien Tastet Back row   France
Player Position Union
Christophe Loustalot Scrum-half   France
Agustín Ormaechea Scrum-half   Uruguay
Clément Otazo Fly-half   France
Steven Shingler Fly-half   Wales
Rémi Talès Fly-half   France
Romain Cabannes Centre   France
Danré Gerber Centre   South Africa
Vereniki Goneva Centre   Fiji
Ropate Ratu Centre   Fiji
Jens Torfs Centre   Belgium
Nacani Wakaya Centre   Fiji
Julien Cabbanes Wing   France
Teiva Jacquelain Wing   Tahiti
Julian Lestremau Wing   France
Wame Naituvi Wing   Fiji
Yoann Laousse Azpiazu Fullback   France

Notable former playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Joueurs". Stade Montois Rugby. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

External linksEdit