1977–78 French Rugby Union Championship

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French Rugby Championship 1977-1978
Countries  France
Champions Béziers (7th title)
Runners-up Montferrand

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The 1977-78 French Rugby Union Championship was won by Béziers beating Montferrand in the final.

Formula[edit]

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 stage[edit]

"Last 32"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Béziers Thuir 29-15
Oloron US Bressane 19-10
Perpignan Auch 26-7
Biarritz Aurillac 23-9
Romans Boucau 24-3
Toulouse Bègles 27-10
RRC Nice Saint-Jean-de-Luz 22-19
Graulhet Stade Bagnérais 11-27
Agen Tulle 16-10
Lourdes Pau 39-10
Valence Dax 12-9
Touloun Mont de Marsan 22-7
Montferrand Montauban 36-19
Bayonne Racing 29-9
Brive Stadoceste 6-0
Narbonne Avignon Saint-Saturnin 6-0


"Last 16"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Béziers Oloron 33-11
Perpignan Biarritz 4-3
Romans Toulouse 6-18
RRC Nice Stade Bagnérais 6-22
Agen Lourdes 10-16
Valence Toulon 22-9
Montferrand Bayonne 7-0
Brive Narbonne 16-28


Quarter of finals[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Béziers Perpignan 26-3
Toulouse Stade Bagnérais 18-14
Lourdes Valence 9-15
Montferrand Narbonne 22-18


Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Béziers Toulose 12-9
Valence Montferrand 12-20


Final[edit]

Teams Béziers - Montferrand
Score 31-09
Date 20 May 1978
Venue Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee Francis Flingou
Line-up
Béziers Armand Vaquerin, Alain Paco, Jean-Louis Martin, Georges Senal, Michel Palmié, Olivier Saïsset, Christian Pesteil, Alain Estève, Richard Astre, Henri Cabrol, René Séguier, Henri Mioch, Jean-Luc Rivallo, Michel Fabre, Jack Cantoni
Remplaçants : Pierre Lacans, Francis Lugans
Montferrand Jacques Fouilhoux, Jean-Marc Gerbaulet, Patrick Boucheix, Henri Bourdillon, Guy Gasparotto, Gérard Costes, Jean-Paul Cristina, Yves Cristina, Jean-Pierre Romeu, André Dubertrand, Joël Molenat, Michel Luciani, Jean-Michel Dubertrand, Michel Droitecourt
Remplaçants : Jacques Besson, Joseph Bravo, Jacky Brugiroux
Scorers
Béziers 5 tries Paco, Martin, Séguier, Fabre and 1 penalty try, 4 conversions Cabrol (2) and Cantoni (2), 1 penalty Cabrol
Montferrand 1 try Molenat, 1 conversion Romeu, 1 drop Droitecourt


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