US Colomiers

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Union sportive Colomiers Rugby or US Colomiers is a French rugby union club currently competing in Pro D2, the second level of the French rugby pyramid. They had been relegated from Pro D2 after finishing last in the 2006-07 season, but earned promotion from Fédérale 1 at the first opportunity in 2007-08, and survived a relegation scare in 2008–09, finishing 14th, in the last safe position. The club was relegated from Pro D2 in the 2010–11 season. The club, based in Colomiers in the Haute-Garonne département of Occitania, was founded in 1915 and plays at the Stade Michel Bendichou (capacity 11,000). The players wear blue and white. Colomiers have been runners-up in the French championship and Heineken Cup, as well as winners of the European Challenge Cup.

Colomiers
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Full nameUnion Sportive Colomiers Rugby
Founded1915; 106 years ago (1915)
LocationColomiers, France
Ground(s)Stade Michel Bendichou (Capacity: 11,430)
PresidentAlain Carre
Coach(es)Olivier Baragnon
League(s)Pro D2
2020–216th (playoff quarter-finalists)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.colomiers-rugby.com

US Colomiers were established in 1915. Colomiers had various European success in the late 1990s. In 1998 they won the European Challenge Cup, the competition below the Heineken Cup, defeating fellow French club SU Agen in the final. The following season they competed in the Heineken Cup. They made it all the way to the final, which took place at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The capacity crowd saw Irish side Ulster win 21 points to 6.

Colomiers also competed in the 1999-00 and 2000-01 Heineken Cups, but did not make the finals stages of the tournament. The club made its first domestic championship final when they met Stade Français in 2000. The Paris club won the game 28 points to 23 at Stade de France. In 2005 they were crowned Fédérale 1 champions and were promoted back up to Rugby Pro D2, but went back down to Fédérale 1 after two seasons in the second flight. They again claimed the Fédérale 1 title in 2008 to return to Pro D2.

HonoursEdit

Finals resultsEdit

French championshipEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
15 July 2000 Stade Français US Colomiers 28-23 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 78,000

Heineken CupEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
30 January 1999 Ulster Rugby US Colomiers 21-6 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 49,000

European Challenge CupEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
1 February 1998 US Colomiers SU Agen 43-5 Stade des Sept Deniers, Toulouse 12,500

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 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
Ronan Chambord Hooker   France
Thomas Larrieu Hooker   France
Youssef Saaidia Hooker   France
Victor Delmas Prop   France
Thomas Dubois Prop   France
Kane Palma-Newport Prop   England
Hugo Pirlet Prop   France
Beka Sheklashvili Prop   Georgia
Guillaume Tartas Prop   France
Clement Chartier Lock   France
George Earle Lock   South Africa
Maxime Granouillet Lock   France
Alexandre Ricard Lock   France
Aurelien Beco Back row   Portugal
Romain Bezian Back row   France
Martin Chiappesoni Back row   Argentina
Anthony Coletta Back row   France
Aldric Lescure Back row   France
Mihai Macovei Back row   Romania
Pierre-Samuel Pacheco Back row   France
Yann Peysson Back row   France
Jean Thomas Back row   France
Bastien Vergnes Back row   France
Player Position Union
Edoardo Gori Scrum-half   Italy
Gilen Queheille Scrum-half   France
Ugo Seguela Scrum-half   France
Sebastian Poet Fly-half   Argentina
Jules Soulan Fly-half   France
Johan Deysel Centre   Namibia
Francois Fontaine Centre   France
Gregoire Maurino Centre   France
Fabien Perrin Centre   France
Paul Pimienta Centre   France
Alexis Palisson Wing   France
Maxime Laforgue Wing   France
Peni Rokodoguni Wing   Fiji
Josua Vici Wing   Fiji
Thomas Girard Fullback   France
Thomas Larregain Fullback   France

Notable former playersEdit

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Effectif 2017-2018". US Colomiers. 26 April 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2021.

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