1992–93 French Rugby Union Championship

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French Rugby Championship 1992-93
Countries  France
Champions Castres
Runners-up Grenoble
Relegated Chalon, US Tyrosse, l'Cognac and Le Creusot

The 1992-93 French Rugby Union Championship was won by Castres who beat Grenoble 14-11 in the final, in a match decided by an irregular try accorded by the referee.[1]

It was the third bouclier de Brennus for the Castres Olympique, the first after 43 year

Formula[edit]

The championship, called "Group A" was contested by 32 clubs divided in four pools.

At the end of the first phase, the teams classified in the first four of each pool were qualified to play a "Top 16" divided in four pools of four teams.

The eight teams ranked first and second of each pool were admitted to knockout stages

At the end of the season, four club were relegated to the second division: Chalon, l'US Tyrosse, Cognac and Le Creusot.

They were replaced by Périgueux, Dijon, Lyon OU and Lourdes.

Participants[edit]

The teams are linked according the ranking, in 'bold the ones qualified for "Top 16"

Pool 1

Pool 2

Pool 3

Pool 4

Top 16[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round . All the qualified came from pool 1 and 2 of the first phase.

Pool 1

Pool 2

Pool 3

Pool 4

Knock Out stage[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

16 May 1993 Grenoble - Toulouse 19 – 17 (o.t.)
16 May 1993 Agen - Brive 33 - 16
23 May 1993 Castres - Narbonne 33 – 21[2]
16 May 1993 Toulon - Perpignan 10 - 9

Semifinals[edit]

23 May 1993 Grenoble - Agen 19 - 5
23 May 1993 Castres - Toulon 17 - 16

Final[edit]

A try of Olivier Brouzet is denied to Grenoble[3] and the decisive try by Gary Whetton was awarded by the referee, Daniel Salles, when in fact the defender Hueber from Grenoble touched down the ball first in his try zone. This error gave the title to Castres. Salles admitted the error 13 years later[4] .[5] .[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ (Escot et Rivière 2009, p. 268)
  2. ^ the first match won by Castres (38-33) was annulled after a protest of Narbonne
  3. ^ lacapitale_sto3554485/story.shtml "Combien de fois Bayonne s’est imposé dans la capitale ?". Midi olympique. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Finale Castres-Grenoble 93 : l’insupportable aveu de l’arbitre Salles". rugbyolympic.com. 12 December 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Salles à propos de Castres-Grenoble en 1993 : " Je me suis trompé "". sudouest. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Parc des Princes, Paris, 5 june 1993". LNR. 28 December 2004. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Un siècle de rugby (in French) (13 ed.). Calmann-Lévy. 17 November 2010. ISBN 978-2-7021-4118-2. siècle. 

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