1967–68 French Rugby Union Championship

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French Rugby Championship 1967-68
Countries  France
Champions Lourdes (8th title)
Runners-up Touloun

The 1967-68 French Rugby Union Championship was contested by 64 teams divided in 8 pools.The first four of each pool, were qualified for the "last 32".

The Lourdes won the Championship 1967-68 after beating the Toulon in the final. The two teams tied the match (9-9) after overtime and Lourdes was declared champion for the greatest number of tries scored.


Il 1988 saw the "équipe de France" obtained his firs Grand Chelem in the 1968 Five Nations Championship.

The final of the championship was delayed of 3 weeks for the riot of the évènements de Mai 1968

The French rugby lost Guy Boniface (Mont-de-Marsan) and Jean-Michel Capendeguy (Saint-Jean-de-Luz), dead in car accidents,

The Challenge Yves du Manoir was won en 1968 by the Narbonne that beat Dax in the final (14-6).

Qualification round[edit]

In bold the qualified to next round

Pool 1[edit]

Pool 2[edit]

Pool 3[edit]

Pool 4[edit]

Pool 5[edit]

Pool 6[edit]

Pool 7[edit]

Pool 8[edit]

"Last 32"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Grenoble Vichy 11-6
Graulhet Condom 11-0
Touloun La Rochelle 12-6
Bayonne Montferrand 10-8
Narbonne Oloron 6-3
Dax Auch 17-9
Montauban Dijon 9-6
Romans Tulle 14-9
Lourdes Valence 19-5
La Voulte Quillan 15-6
Mont-de-Marsan Bègles 16-8
Pau Agen 6-0
Stadoceste Angoulême 14-6
Béziers Lannemezan 0-0
Brive Toulouse Olympique EC 11-3
Toulouse Carmaux 14-12

"Last 16"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Grenoble Graulhet 14-3
Touloun Bayonne 20-13
Narbonne Dax 9-0
Montauban Romans 11-6
Lourdes La Voulte 47-9
Mont-de-Marsan Pau 8-3
Stadoceste Béziers 6-0
Brive Toulose 22-9

Quarter of finals[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Grenoble Touloun 3-18
Narbonne Montauban 30-0
Lourdes Mont-de-Marsan 9-3
Stadoceste Brive 22-12


Team 1 Team 2 Results
Touloun Narbonne 14-9
Lourdes Stadoceste 15-6


Teams Lourdes - Toulon
Score 9-9
Date 16 June 1968
Venue Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Referee Charles Durant
Lourdes Jean Bourdette, René Trucco, Pierre Doumecq, Guy Cazenave, Jean-Pierre Massebœuf, Serge Dunet, Michel Hauser, Michel Crauste, Jean-Henri Mir, Jean Gachassin, André Campaes, Michel Arnaudet, Raymond Halçaren, Jean-Pierre Latanne, Bertrand Fourcade
Touloun Noël Vadella, Georges Fabre, Arnaldo Gruarin, Jean-Pierre Mouysset, André Herrero, Jean-Pierre Monnet, Christian Carrère, Daniel Hache, Louis Irastorza, Paul Bos, Jean-Pierre Carreras, Roger Fabien, Blaise Salvarelli, Basile Moraitis, Bernard Labouré
Lourdes 2 tries Latanne, 1 drop Gachassin
Touloun 2 penaltys and 1 drop Labouré

The facts of May 1968 retarded of three weeks of this match.

As conseguence, was changed the rules: in case of equity at the end of over time, will be declared champion Lourdes that score 2 tries against none. Thi sis alsuo due to the fact that the national team had to start for the 1968 France rugby union team tour to Nez Zealand.

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