1951-52 was contested by 64 teams divided in 8 pools. Thirty-two teams were qualified to play a second phase with eight pools of four clubs. The best two from each pool were qualified to play the "last 16". French Rugby Union Championship
The Championship was won by
beating l' Lourdes Perpignan in the final.
Context [ edit ]
In 1952, France, was threatened with exclusion from the
Five Nation Championship responsible by the British of "professionalism". [1 ]
To avoid this sanction, the French Federation promised to abolish the championship and created a list of players accused of professionalism including
Jean Dauger, Robert Soro and Maurice Siman.
The exclusion was avoided but the championship is maintained cause the pressure of the clubs.
FFR in any case decided to reduce the number of matches played during the season, cancelling the Coupe de France.
For the first (and last) time, the club excluded from the qualification round, played a consolation tournament called
Coupe Cyril-Rutherford in memory of a French rugby pioneer.
was won by 1952 Five Nations Championship Wales, France finished fourth.
France won the first edition of
, beating Italy in the final. European Cup'
was won by Challenge Yves du Manoir Pau.
Second qualification round [ edit ]
The teams qualifying for the "last 16" phase are in
Last 16 [ edit ]
The teams qualifying for the quarterfinals are in
Quarterfinals [ edit ]
The teams qualifying for the semifinals are in
Semifinals [ edit ]
- Lourdes Perpignan
Date 4 May 1952
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Eugène Buzy, Raoul Saurat, Daniel Saint-Pastous, Louis Guinle, Edouard Salsé, Jean Prat, Jean-Roger Bourdeu, Thomas Manterola, François Labazuy, Antoine Labazuy, Jacques Crabe, Maurice Prat, Roger Martine, Jean Estrade, Henri Claverie
José Guasch, Joseph Conill, René Parisé, Gérard Roucariès, André Sanac, François Grau, René Cazeilles, Elie Delonca, Sylvain Menichelli, Roger Furcade, Gaston Rous, Joseph Galy, Jacques Bergue, Serge Torreilles, Noël Brazès
Lourdes 5 tries T.Manterola, F.Labazuy, J.Crabe, M.Prat and J.Estrade, 1 conversion and 1 penalty J.Prat
Perpignan 2 tries F.Grau and J.Galy, 1 conversion and 1 penalty J.Guasch
References [ edit ]
^ "Un siècle de rugby", Escot and Rivière (1997), p. 117.
^ "Un siècle de rugby", Escot and Rivière (1997), p. 119.
External links [ edit ]