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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.

Mont-de-Marsan
Stademontoislogo.png
Full nameStade Montois Rugby Pro
Nickname(s)Les Abeilles (The Bees)
Founded1908; 111 years ago (1908)
LocationMont-de-Marsan, France
Ground(s)Stade Guy Boniface (Capacity: 16,800)
PresidentPhilippe Cazaubon
Coach(es)Marc Dalmaso
Captain(s)Jérôme Dhien
League(s)Pro D2
2017–184th (playoff semi-finalists)
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.

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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 Jan. 1, 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 2018–19 Rugby Pro D2 is:[1]

2018–19 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Brive 28 17 1 10 774 528 246 6 7 83
2 Oyonnax 28 16 1 11 768 588 180 10 7 83
3 Bayonne 28 16 1 11 656 502 154 5 6 77
4 Vannes 28 16 1 11 624 579 45 3 6 75
5 Mont-de-Marsan 28 15 1 12 620 553 67 5 6 73
6 Nevers 28 15 1 12 619 554 65 6 5 73
7 Béziers 28 16 1 11 530 552 -22 2 2 70
8 Soyaux Angoulême 28 14 1 13 583 598 -15 5 5 68
9 Biarritz 28 13 1 14 697 601 96 4 7 65
10 Provence 28 14 0 14 631 689 -58 3 5 64
11 Carcassonne 28 13 0 15 589 659 -70 3 6 61
12 Montauban 28 12 1 15 538 610 -72 3 7 60
13 Aurillac 28 13 0 15 510 657 -147 3 4 59
14 Colomiers 28 12 0 16 511 559 -48 4 6 57
15 Bourg-en-Bresse 28 12 1 15 537 723 -186 3 2 55
16 Massy (R) 28 4 1 23 464 699 -235 1 6 25
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.


Current squadEdit

Notable former playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Joueurs". Stade Montois Rugby. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

External linksEdit