1954–55 French Rugby Union Championship

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1954–55 French Rugby Union Championship
Countries  France
Champions Perpignan
Runners-up Lourdes

The 1954-55 French Rugby Union Championship of first division was contested by 48 clubs divided in six pools of eight. The five better of each pool and the two better sixths (for a sum of 32 clubs) were qualified to play a "single match play-off" tournament.

Previously the FFR created three divisions: Nationale (or first division), Fédérale (second division) and Excellence (third division).

The Championship of first division was won by the Perpignan that defeated Lourdes in the final. It was the sicth won by Perpignan.

Context[edit]

The 1955 Five Nations Championship was won by Wales and France withsome points .

The Challenge Yves du Manoir was won by Perpignan that defeated Mazamet in the final.

Qualification phase[edit]

In bold the qulifeid for "last 32" round

Poule A[edit]

Poule B[edit]

Poule C[edit]

Poule D[edit]

Poule E[edit]

Poule F[edit]

"Last 32"[edit]

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

1955 Perpignan - Graulhet 17 - 5
1955 Periguex - Castres 6 - 0
1955 Mont-de-Marsan - Bergerac 12 - 3
1955 Dax - Agen 12 - 9
1955 Romans - Cognac 9 - 3
1955 Albi - Racing Paris 9 - 0
1955 Lavelanet - Béziers 3 - 0
1955 Toulon - Vichy 9 - 6
1955 Lourdes - Grenoble 10 - 0
1955 Vienne - Montauban 16 - 3
1955 Montferrand - Toulouse 18 - 0
1955 Mazamet - Lyon OU 9 - 0
1955 Paris Université Club - Entente Côte-Vermeille 34 - 3
1955 Tulle - Carmaux 9 - 3
1955 Pau - Toulouse OEC 8 - 0
1955 Angoulême - Auch 3 - 0

"Last 16"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the quarter of finals.

1955 Perpignan - Periguex 15 - 3
1955 Mont-de-Marsan - Dax 14 - 3
1955 Romans - Albi 14 - 11
1955 Lavelanet - Toulon 13 - 0
1955 Lourdes - Vienne 22 - 5
1955 Montferrand - Mazamet 6 - 3
1955 Paris Université Club - Tulle 24 - 5
1955 Pau - Angoulême 13 - 8

Quarter of finals[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the semifinals.

1955 Perpignan - Mont-de-Marsan 17 - 11
1955 Romans - Lavelanet 15 - 0
1955 Lourdes - Montferrand 21 - 3
1955 Paris Université Club - Pau 14 - 9

Semifinals[edit]

May 1955 Perpignan - Romans 18 - 0
May 1955 Lourdes - Paris Université Club 8 - 6

Final[edit]

Teams Perpignan - Lourdes
Score 11-6
Date 22 May 1955
Venue Parc Lescure de Bordeaux
Referee Georges Laffitte
Line-up
Perpignan François Gimenez, Richard Pallach, Roger Capell, Gérard Roucariès, André Sanac, Vincent Mestres, Henri Doutres, Gérard Llaury, Georges Gauby, Jean Serre, René Garrigue, Gaston Rous, René Monie, Serge Torreilles, Jacques Sagols
Lourdes André Lafont, André Abadie (rugby)|André Abadie, Daniel Saint-Pastous, Jean Barthe, Louis Guinle, Jean Prat, Célestin Domec, Thomas Manterola, François Labazuy, Antoine Labazuy, Guy Calvo, Roger Martine, Maurice Prat, Henri Rancoule, Pierre Lacaze
Scorers
Perpignan 3 tries Gauby, Garrigue and Torreilles, 1 conversion Serre
Lourdes 2 drops Jean Prat and F.Labazuy


The match was played at the Parc Lescure that host the final of French Championship for the first time.[1]

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