1999–2000 French Rugby Union Championship

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1999–2000 French Rugby Union Championship
Countries  France
Champions Stade Français (10th title)
Runners-up Colomiers
Relegated Montauban, Toulon, Racing Paris, Nîmes

The 1999–2000 French Rugby Union Championship was played by 24 teams divided in the preliminary phase in two pool of 12. The first two team of each pool were directly admitted to the quarter finals. The team classified from 3rd to 6th of each pool were admitted to a Barrage round. The four winners were admitted also to the quarter of finals.

Stade Français won the title beating in the final the Colomiers (at the first final of their history). It was the second victory for the Stade Français in the professional era.

Ath the end of the season four team were relegated to lower division: Montauban, Toulon, Racing Paris, Nîmes. There was only one promotion from second division, (Béziers), in order to reduce to 21 the number of clubs in first division in 1999–2000, and 16 in the 2000–01 season.

Teams Participating[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

To Quarter of finals To barrage for title To barrage for relegation relegated to second division

Because of a 10 millions French Francs default, the Ligue Nationale de Rugby relegated the June 24, 2000 the RC Toulon in the second division.

A Barrage match was arranged between Aurillac and Racing Paris. It was won by Aurillac, that remain in first division.

Barrage[edit]

24 jun. Dax - Biarritz 24–37
24 jun. Agen - Perpignan 32–33
24 jun. Colomiers - Bourgoin 20–18
24 jun. Montferrand - Brive 41–23

Quarter of finals[edit]

1 jul. Biarritz - Tolosa 18–28 o.t.
1 jul. Stade Français - Perpignan 25–15
1 jul. Pau - Montferrand 28–27
1 jul. Castres - Colomiers 15–29

Semifinals[edit]

8 jul. Toulose - Stade Français 13–30
8 jul. Pau - Colomiers 22–24

Final[edit]

15 July 2000
Stade Français 28–23 Colomiers
Try: Laussucq, Comba, Dominici
Con: Dominguez
Pen: Dominguez3
Try: N'Tamack, Culinat
Con: Skrela 2
Pen: Skrela 3