1998–99 was played by 24 teams divided in the preliminary phase in three pools of 8. The first five team of each pool and the better 6th were admitted to second round. The other played a relegation tournament divided in two pools . French Rugby Union Championship
Tolouse won the title, beating Montferrand in the final (that lose for 6th time the final).
First Round [ edit ]
Béziers and Toulon had both 28 points. The "best 6th" was Toulon for less "red Cards" during the season.
Second round [ edit ]
The first of each pools were qualified to quarter of finals
Grenoble was 2nd for less number of "red cards" during the season .
Quarters of final [ edit ]
Semifinals [ edit ]
Try: Stensness, Desbrosse
: Toulose Christian Califano, Yannick Bru, Franck Tournaire, Fabien Pelous, Franck Belot, Didier Lacroix, Christian Labit, Sylvain Dispagne, Jérôme Cazalbou, Lee Stensness, Michel Marfaing, Émile Ntamack, Cédric Desbrosse, Xavier Garbajosa, Stéphane Ougier – Replacements: Hugues Miorin, Jean-Louis Jordana, Pierre Bondouy, Matthieu Lièvremont, Christophe Deylaud, jérôme Fillol, Patrick Soula
: Montferrand Emmanuel Menieu, Olivier Azam, Fabrice Heyer, David Barrier, Christophe Sarraute, Arnaud Costes, Jean-Marc Lhermet, David Courteix, Stéphane Castaignède, Gérald Merceron, David Bory, Tony Marsh, Jérôme Morante, Jimmy Marlu, Nicolas Nadau- Replacements: Christophe Larue, Éric Nicol, Olivier Toulouze, Jérôme Bonvoisin, Olivier Merle, Patrick Laurent-Varange, Christophe Duchêne
Relegation Pools [ edit ]
Béziers was classified last for worst point difference in the direct matches (Nîmes-Béziers 15–5 ; 36–37), and was relegated in Pro D2.
(ranking after 5 on 6)
RC Nice was relegated in Pro D2.