1953–54 French Rugby Union Championship

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1953–54 French Rugby Union Championship
Countries  France
Champions Grenoble
Runners-up Cognac

The 1953-54 French Rugby Union Championship of first was contested by 64 clubs divided in eight pools of six teams and two pools of eight teams. The pools of six qualified 28 teams (three better of each pool plus the four better forths) and thes two pools of eight qualified four teams.

The Championship was won by Grenoble that beat l'Cognac in the final. This was the only success in the history of Grenobl's club.

Context[edit]

The 1954 Five Nations Championship was won - égalité by Wales, France and Ireland.

France won the second (and last) edition of Europe Cup, beating Italy in the final.

Le Challenge Yves du Manoir was won by Lourdes that defeated Toulon in the final.

Phase de qualification[edit]

Here the eight pools of six. In bold the quealifiedf for next round.

The qualified from pools of eight was Niort, Albi, Stade Bagnérais and the TOEC.

Poule A[edit]

Poule B[edit]

Poule C[edit]

Poule D[edit]

Poule E[edit]

Poule F[edit]

Poule G[edit]

Poule H[edit]

"Last 32"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for The "last 16".

Grenoble - Mazamet 14 - 12
Agen - Tulle 11 - 0
Vienne - Toulouse OEC 12 - 3
Pau - Racing Paris 8 - 3
Romans - Bergerac 18 - 3
US Bressane - Stadoceste 10 - 6
Perpignan - Niort 18 - 0
Toulouse - Toulon 14 - 0
Cognac - Albi 6 - 3
Biarritz - Lavelanet 15 - 0
Béziers - Dax 11 - 6
Angoulême - Paris Université Club 6 - 3
Lourdes - Stade Bagnerais 27 - 0
Roanne - Mont-de-Marsan 8 - 6
Montferrand - Auch 8 - 3
Carmaux - Periguex 8 - 0

"Last 16"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the quarter of finals.

1954 Grenoble - Agen 11 - 3
1954 Vienne - Pau 9 - 6
1954 Romans - US Bressane 12 - 6
1954 Perpignan - Toulouse 11 - 0
1954 Cognac - Biarritz 22 - 5
1954 Béziers - Angoulême 3 - 0
1954 Lourdes - Roanne 12 - 0
1954 Montferrand - Carmaux 3 - 0

Quarter of finals[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the semifinals.

1954 Grenoble - Vienne 3 - 0
1954 Romans - Perpignan 8 - 6
1954 Cognac - Béziers 8 - 3
1954 Loudes - Montferrand 17 - 8

Semifinals[edit]

May 1954 Grenoble - Romans 8 - 5
May 1954 Cognac - Loudes 21 - 20

Final[edit]

Teams Grenoble - Cognac
Score 5-3
Date 23 May 1954
Venue Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Referee Roger Taddeï
Line-up
Grenoble René Duhau, Innocent Bionda, René Martin, Duilio Parolai, Paul Rein, Henri Coquet, Sergio Lanfranchi, Eugène Smogor, Jean Liénard, Roger Raqué, André Morel (rugby union)|André Morel, Georges Echevet, Guy Belletante, Michel Pliassof, Pierre Claret
US Cognac|Cognac Crescent Rouby, Pierre Tissandier, Francis Robert, Robert Porchier, Jean Lagrange, Francis Puissant, René Savin, René Biénès, Gérard Dumont, Raymond Sureau, Gérard Béhotéguy, Alain Puissant, Jacques Meynard, Pierre Rarboteau, Guy Mauroux
Scorers
Grenoble 1 try Lanfranchi, 1 conversion Echevet
Cognac 1 penalty Meynard


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