1976–77 French Rugby Union Championship

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French Rugby Championship 1976-1977
Countries  France
Champions Béziers
Runners-up Perpignan

The 1976-77 French Rugby Union Championship was won by Béziers beating Perpignan in the final.


The "elite" (group A) were formed by five pools of eight clubs.

Were 25 the teams of group A qualified for the knockout stages with seven team coming from group B, also formed by 40 teams.

Both group were arranged in 5 pools of 8 teams.

Qualification Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round. The teams are listed according to the final ranking

Pool 1

Pool 2

Pool 3

Pool 4

Pool 5

Group B[edit]

The teams qualidied are here listed:

Knockout stages[edit]

"Last 32"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Match aller Match retour
Béziers Albi 62-6 43-9
Graulhet Dax 7-3 12-19
Salles Bayonne 14-10 8-25
Touloun Montchanin 30-13 53-9
RRC Nice Chambéry 15-15 18-12
Toulouse Bègles 13-4 16-7
Biarritz Le Creusot 6-3 35-12
Brive Mérignac 18-9 8-9
Perpignan Aurillac 32-9 29-10
Agen Tulle 27-19 12-6
Narbonne Auch 45-9 48-9
US Bressane La Voulte 18-12 3-12
Romans Montauban 23-7 4-7
Lourdes Rodez 40-0 19-14
Montferrand Tyrosse 33-17 34-16
Stade Bagnérais Stadoceste 16-12 6-0

"Last 16"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Béziers Dax 47-3
Bayonne Toulon 13-6
RRC Nice Toulose 17-6
Biarritz Brive 19-10
Perpignan Agen 21-10
Narbonne La Voulte 17-7
Romans Lourdes 16-10
Montferrand Stade Bagnérais 33-15

Quarter of finals[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Béziers Bayonne 18-16
RRC Nice Biarritz 19-17
Perpignan Narbonne 19-4
Romans Montferrand 16-13


Team 1 Team 2 Results
Béziers RRC Nice 15-10
Perpignan Romans 9-6


Teams Béziers - Perpignan
Score 12-04
Date 29 May 1977
Venue Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee Gilbert Chevrier
Béziers Armand Vaquerin, Alain Paco, Jean-Louis Martin, Georges Senal, Michel Palmié, Olivier Saïsset, Jean-Luc Meiser, Alain Estève, Richard Astre, Henri Cabrol, René Séguier, Jean-Pierre Pesteil, Jean-Luc Rivallo, Michel Fabre, Jack Cantoni
Remplaçant : Francis Lugans
Perpignan Patrick David, Yves Brunet, Michel Izquierdo, Paul Goze, Jean-François Imbernon, Roland Genis, Jacques Tisseyre, Jean-Louis Got, Yves Ballaneda, Jean Lopez, Gérard Mérou, Jean-Pierre Garcia, Richard Lecoq, Claude Fontana, Gérald Porical
Remplaçants : Alain Delmas, Paul Foussat, Jean-Pierre Lambert, Richard Masforne
Béziers 1 try Astre, 1 conversion and 2 penalties Cabrol
Perpignan 1 try Fontana

Béziers won le Bouclier de Brennus for the fifth time in the '70s.

Three players in the match were also members of the French team that won Grand Slam in 1977 with "équipe de France" : ther Alain Paco and Michel Palmié of Béziers and Jean-François Imbernon of USAP.

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