Stade Rochelais

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Stade Rochelais
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Full name Stade Rochelais[1]
Nickname(s) Les Corsaires (The Privateers) Les Maritimes (The Maritimes)
Founded 1898; 120 years ago (1898)
Location La Rochelle, France
Ground(s) Stade Marcel-Deflandre (Capacity: 16,000)
President Vincent Merling
Coach(es) Xavier Garbajosa
Grégory Patat
League(s) Top 14
2017–18 7th
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
Official website
www.staderochelais.com

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

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.

Stadium[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

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Current standings[edit]

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 Agen 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Bordeaux 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Castres 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Clermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Grenoble 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
6 La Rochelle 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Lyon 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Montpellier 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Pau 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Perpignan 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Racing 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Stade Français 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Toulon 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Toulouse 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0

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


Current squad[edit]

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

Notable former players[edit]

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

Famous coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 

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