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Stade Rochelais [stad ʁɔʃ.lɛ], commonly called La Rochelle, is a French rugby union club who compete in the Top 14.

Stade Rochelais
La rochelle.jpg
Full nameStade Rochelais[1]
Nickname(s)Les Corsaires (The Privateers) Les Maritimes (The Maritimes)
Founded1898; 121 years ago (1898)
LocationLa Rochelle, France
Ground(s)Stade Marcel-Deflandre (Capacity: 16,000)
PresidentVincent Merling
Coach(es)Jono Gibbes
League(s)Top 14
2018–195th (playoff semi-finalists)
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
Official website
www.staderochelais.com

They were founded in 1898 and play at Stade Marcel-Deflandre (capacity 16,000). They wear yellow and black. They are based in La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime département of the New Aquitaine region.

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StadiumEdit

The stadium is named after Marcel Deflandre, who was the president of the club born of the fusion between the rugby league and rugby union clubs during World War II in La Rochelle, after the Vichy government banned the game of Rugby League and forced all of its assets to be handed to the French Rugby Union.[citation needed]

HonoursEdit

Current standingsEdit

2018–19 Top 14 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff. Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Toulouse (C) 26 21 2 3 820 506 +314 102 57 9 1 98
2 Clermont (RU) 26 16 3 7 821 528 +293 92 49 9 4 83
3 Lyon (SF) 26 17 1 8 683 525 +158 72 56 7 1 78
4 Racing (QF) 26 15 1 10 743 563 +180 94 55 8 4 74
5 La Rochelle (SF) 26 16 0 10 719 616 +103 89 66 6 1 71
6 Montpellier (QF) 26 14 1 11 659 546 +113 82 55 6 6 70
7 Castres 26 15 0 11 508 499 +9 48 46 3 5 68
8 Stade Français 26 14 0 12 583 579 +4 58 62 4 4 64
9 Toulon 26 12 0 14 572 542 +30 69 56 6 3 57
10 Bordeaux Bègles 26 12 1 13 613 711 —98 65 84 4 3 57
11 Pau 26 9 0 17 501 756 —255 51 90 2 5 43
12 Agen 26 8 1 17 431 654 —223 38 78 0 4 38
13 Grenoble (R) 26 5 2 19 444 691 —247 32 82 0 5 29
14 Perpignan (R) 26 2 0 24 433 814 —381 41 97 0 4 12

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Competition points earned in head-to-head matches
  2. Points difference in head-to-head matches
  3. Try differential in head-to-head matches
  4. Points difference in all matches
  5. Try differential in all matches
  6. Points scored in all matches
  7. Tries scored in all matches
  8. Fewer matches forfeited
  9. Classification in the previous Top 14 season
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final play-off places and receive berths in the 2019–20 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final play-off places, and receive berths in the Champions Cup.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2019–20 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Pink background (row 13) will qualify to the Relegation play-offs.
Red background (row 14) will automatically be relegated to Rugby Pro D2.

Final table — source: [1]

Current squadEdit

The La Rochelle squad for the 2018–19 season is:[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
Pierre Bourgarit Hooker   France
Hikairo Forbes Hooker   New Zealand
Jean-Charles Orioli Hooker   France
Uini Atonio Prop   France
Mohamed Boughanmi Prop   France
Mike Corbel Prop   France
Arthur Joly Prop   France
Vincent Pelo Prop   France
Dany Priso Prop   France
Sila Puafisi Prop   Tonga
Kamaliele Tufele Prop   France
William Demotte Lock   France
Thomas Jolmes Lock   France
Jone Qovu Lock   Fiji
Romain Sazy Lock   France
Mathieu Tanguy Lock   France
Levani Botia Back row   Fiji
Rémi Bourdeau Back row   France
Kevin Gourdon Back row   France
Zeno Kieft Back row   Netherlands
Lopeti Timani Back row   Australia
Victor Vito Back row   New Zealand
Player Position Union
Alexi Balès Scrum-half   France
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Scrum-half   New Zealand
Arthur Retiere Scrum-half   France
Maxime Lafage Fly-half   France
Ryan Lamb Fly-half   England
Ihaia West Fly-half   New Zealand
Pierre Aguillon Centre   France
Steeve Barry Centre   France
Geoffrey Doumayrou Centre   France
Paul Jordaan Centre   South Africa
Brieuc Plessis-Couillaud Centre   France
Elliot Roudil Centre   France
Marc Andreu Wing   France
Gabriel Lacroix Wing   France
Vincent Rattez Wing   France
Jérémy Sinzelle Wing   France
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback   Fiji

Notable former playersEdit

Arnaud, then his son Jean-Pierre and his grandson Jean-Baptiste all played for La Rochelle as scrum-halves.

Famous coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LA ROCHELLE : NOUVEAU NOM ET NOUVEAU LOGO POUR LE CLUB". Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Effectif". Stade Rochelais (in French). Retrieved 7 August 2018.

External linksEdit