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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)Ronan O'Gara
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.

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

2019–20 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 Lyon 7 7 0 0 227 81 146 28 5 2 0 30
2 Bordeaux Bègles 7 5 1 1 232 129 103 27 10 3 1 26
3 Bayonne 7 5 0 2 188 174 14 19 19 0 1 21
4 Clermont 7 4 0 3 178 178 0 18 19 0 0 16
5 Castres 7 3 0 4 180 188 -8 13 18 1 1 14
6 La Rochelle 7 3 0 4 148 160 -12 16 16 1 1 14
7 Toulouse 7 3 0 4 139 158 -19 11 13 1 1 14
8 Toulon 7 3 0 4 164 183 -19 15 19 1 1 14
9 Racing 7 2 1 4 164 151 13 17 15 1 2 13
10 Montpellier 7 2 1 4 162 158 4 17 15 1 2 13
11 Pau 7 3 0 4 144 179 -35 16 20 0 1 13
12 Agen 7 2 1 4 163 168 -5 19 19 0 2 12
13 Brive 7 3 0 4 134 196 -62 12 24 0 1 12
14 Stade Français 7 2 0 5 138 258 -120 13 29 0 1 9

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 2020–21 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 2020–21 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 2019–20 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
Facundo Bosch Hooker   Argentina
Pierre Bourgarit Hooker   France
Samuel Lagrange Hooker   France
Jean-Charles Orioli Hooker   France
Léo Aouf Prop   France
Uini Atonio Prop   France
Mike Corbel Prop   France
Arthur Joly Prop   France
Vincent Pelo Prop   France
Dany Priso Prop   France
Sila Puafisi Prop   Tonga
Reda Wardi Prop   France
Thomas Jolmes Lock   France
Jone Qovu Lock   Fiji
Romain Sazy Lock   France
Mathieu Tanguy Lock   France
Lopeti Timani Lock   Australia
Grégory Alldritt Back row   France
Levani Botia Back row   Fiji
Rémi Bourdeau Back row   France
Kevin Gourdon Back row   France
Zeno Kieft Back row   Netherlands
Wiaan Liebenberg Back row   South Africa
Victor Vito Back row   New Zealand
Player Position Union
Alexi Balès Scrum-half   France
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Scrum-half   New Zealand
Brock James Fly-half   Australia
Maxime Lafage Fly-half   France
Ihaia West Fly-half   New Zealand
Pierre Aguillon Centre   France
Levani Botia Centre   Fiji
Geoffrey Doumayrou Centre   France
Jules Favre Centre   France
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
Arthur Retiere Fullback   France

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 6 September 2019.

External linksEdit