1930–31 French Rugby Union Championship

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1930–31 French Rugby Union Championship
Countries  France
Champions Toulon
Runners-up Lyon OU

The 1930-31 French Rugby Union Championship of first division was won by le Toulon that defeated Lyon OU in the final.

The Championship was contested by 40 clubs divided in 8 pools.

This seasonwas particular because 12 team (most of the more prestigious) were escluded from the tournament by Championship, and found the (Union française de rugby amateur) that arrange their championship

They were: Bayonne, Biarritz, SBUC, Carcassone (demi-finaliste 1930), Grenoble, Limoges, FC Lyon, Stade Nantais, Pau, US Perpignan, Stade Français and Toulouse.

In January 1931 another new club join the UFRA, the US Narbonne.

Instead the Stadoceste, didnn't participated at any championship.

The clubs Libourne, Pamiers (pourtant qualifié l’année précédente pour la seconde phase, les pools of 3) and Saint-Girons SC, left the scene, so were 15 the team promoted in the championship:

FC Auch, Bordeaux EC, AS Bort (champion Honneur 1930), US Bressanne (Bourg-en-Bresse), Brive, Dax, Stade Illibérien (Elne), Montauban, Stade Nay, FC Oloron, Stade Pézenas, Racing Paris, Thuir, Tyrosse and Valence

First Round[edit]

in bold the qualified to second round

Pool A
  • Stade Nay,
  • Stade Pézenas
  • Roanne
  • Toulon
  • Villeneuve
Pool B
Pool C
Pool D
  • Bort
  • Béziers
  • Soustons
  • Valence Sportif
  • Vienne
Pool E
Pool F
Gruppo G
Gruppo H
  • AS Bayonne
  • Bordeaux EC
  • Lourdes
  • Arlequins Perpignan
  • Toulouse OEC

Second Round[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified to next round

Pool A
  • FC Auch
  • Arlequins Perpignan
  • Toulon
Pool B
  • AS Bayonne
  • Lyon OU
  • CA Villeneuve
Pool C
  • Agen
  • Nay
  • Toulouse OEC
Pool D
Pool E
Gruppo F
Gruppo G
Gruppo H

Quarter of finals[edit]

12 apr. 1931 Agen - Quillan 25 - 0 Bordeuax
26 apr. 1931 Toulon - Montferrand 6 - 4 Lyon
26 apr. 1931 Lyon OU - Racing Paris 4 - 2 Bordeaux
26 apr. 1931 Narbonne - Boucuau 6 - 0 Toulouse

Semifinals[edit]

3 May 1931 Toulon - Narbonne 9 - 0 Toulouse
3 May 1931 Lyon OU - Agen 11 - 8 Béziers

Final[edit]

Teams Toulon - Lyon OU
Score 6 - 3 (0 - 3)
Date 10 May 1931
Venue Parc Lescure Bordeaux
Referee Abel Martin
Line-up
Toulon Eugène Chaud, Etienne Allègre, Amédée Couadou, Marcel Baillette, Jacques Farré, Léopold Servole, Emile Lamothe, Auguste Borréani, Jean Manciet, Eugène Delangre, Michel Vails, Paul Barrère, Joseph Lafontan, René Namur, Jules Hauc
Lyon OU Henri Marty, Paul Durand, Vincent Graule, Jean Siré, Gabriel Dubois, Georges Battle, Jean Brial, Roger Claudel, Lucien Laffond, Louis Valin, Jean Rat, Fleury Panel, André Vincent, Fernand Cartier, Billerac
Scorers
Toulon 2 tries Borréani and Servolle
Lyon OU 1 try Panel


Other competitions[edit]

L'UA Libournaise won the second division championship ("Honneur") winning against l'Union Athlétique de Gujan-Mestras 8 - 5.

In the final of the French Championship Second Series (third division) Toulouse SC defeated Saint-Girons 17 - 0.

In third series, le C.O. l Ceret beat the AS Bourse (Paris) 6 - 4.

L'AS Montferrand winning against le Toulouse Olympique Employés Club in the final 12 - 6 won the first Frantz Reichel Cup (French Juniors Championship ).

The UFRA Tournament was won by Toulouse.

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