1994–95 French Rugby Union Championship

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1994–95 French Rugby Union Championship
Countries  France
Champions Toulouse (12th title)
Runners-up Castres
Relegated Auch, Châteaurenard, Graulhet, Périgueux, Tarbes, Saint-Paul les Dax, Biarritz, Avenir Valencien, Cannes, Stade Bordelais, Dijon and Tyrosse

The 1994–95 French Rugby Union Championship was played by 32 clubs, divided into 4 pools. After the preliminary round, the top four of each pool, were admitted to the "top 16", also divided into 4 pools. The top two of each pool were admitted to the quarter finals.

Châteaurenard, Saint-Paul lès Dax, Cannes and Tyrosse were the newcomers.

Le Toulouse won the title beating Castres in the final. It was their 12th French Championship. In this year Toulouse did the double winning the Challenge Yves du Manoir.

At the end of the season the first division of the French Championship reduced to 20 clubs, relegating Auch, Châteaurenard, Graulhet, Périgueux, Tarbes, Saint-Paul les Dax, Biarritz, Avenir Valencien, Cannes, Stade bordelais, Dijon and Tyrosse, to second division.

Preliminary Round[edit]

Pool 1

Pos Team Points
1 Perpignan 35
2 Toulouse 33
3 Narbonne 32
4 Montpellier 32
5 Auch 30
6 Graulhet 22
7 Châteaurenard 22
8 Périgueux 18

Pool 2

Pos Team Points
1 Brive 34
2 Bourgoin-Jallieu 33
3 Racing Paris 32
4 Castres 31
5 Nice 31
6 Montferrand 29
7 Tarbes 18
8 Saint-Paul 16

Pool 3

Pos Team Points
1 Dax 34
2 Bègles-Bordeaux 34
3 Agen 32
4 Nîmes 30
5 Biarritz 29
6 Pau 27
7 Avenir Valencien 21
8 Cannes 17

Pool 4

Pos Team Points
1 Grenoble 33
2 Rumilly 32
3 Toulon 32
4 Colomiers 30
5 Stade Bordelais 30
6 Bayonne 28
7 Dijon 23
8 Tyrosse 16

"Top 16""[edit]

The first two of each pool to "last of 8" round

Pool 1

Pos Team Points
1 Perpignan 16
2 Bègles-Bordeaux 14
3 Racing Paris 9
4 Colomiers 8

Pool 2

Pos Team Points
1 Toulouse 17
2 Toulon 14
3 Brive 11
4 Nîmes 6

Pool 3

Pos Team Points
1 Dax 16
2 Castres 14
3 Rumilly 10
4 Montpellier 8

Pool 4

Pos Team Points
1 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu 14
2 SU Agen 13
3 RC Narbonne 12
4 FC Grenoble 9

Last 8[edit]

apr.1996 Toulouse - Agen 19–6
apr.1996 Bourgoin - Bourdeaux-Begles 37–11
apr.1996 Castres - Perpignan 12–12[1]
apr.1996 Toulon - Dax 23–8

Semifinals[edit]

apr.1996 Toulouse - Bourgoin 16–10
apr.1996 Castres - Toulon 18–13

Final[edit]

6 may 1995
Toulouse 31–16 Castres
Try: Ougier
Con: Deylaud
Pen: Deylaud 7 2
Drop: Deylaud
Con: Savy
Pen: Savy 2
Drop: Rui

Stade Toulousain: Christian Califano, Patrick Soula, Claude Portolan, Hugues Miorin, Franck Belot, Didier Lacroix, Régis Sonnes, Albert Cigagna, Jérôme Cazalbou, Christophe Deylaud, David Berty, Thomas Castaignède, Philippe Carbonneau, Émile Ntamack, Stéphane OugierReplacements : Éric Artiguste, Richard Castel
Castres : Laurent Toussaint, Christian Batut, Thierry Lafforgue, Guy Jeannard, Jean-François Gourragne, José Díaz, Gilbert Pages, Jean-Philippe Swiadek, Frédéric Séguier, Francis Rui, Christophe Luscqiaud, Jean-Marc Aué, Alain Hyardet, Philippe Escalle, Cyril Savy- Replacements Christophe Urios, Colin Gaston

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Castres won at penalty barrage 5–4