2001–02 Top 16 season

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2001–02 Top 16 season
Countries  France
Champions Biarritz (3rd title)
Runners-up USA Perpignan
Relegated La Rochelle and Dax

The 2001-02 Top 16 season was the top level of French club rugby in 2001-02. The competition was played by 16 team. In the first phase, two pool of 8 was Played. The first 4 of each pool was admitted to the "top 8", the tournament for the title, the other to a relegation tournament.

Biarritz won his third title, the first from 1939, beating Agen in the final

First round[edit]

(3 point for victories, 2 point for drawn, 1 point for losses)

Poule A[edit]

Clubs BEZ BIA COL DAX ROC MON STF TOU
Béziers 18-20 49-10 33-13 40-37 37-7 19-23 31-26
Biarritz olympique 32-17 26-16 37-27 40-15 37-10 22-6 9-13
Colomiers 28-24 12-11 35-9 15-21 23-18 24-17 27-20
Dax 9-15 14-50 33-20 28-25 14-24 15-16 15-25
La Rochelle 9-15 14-27 19-20 24-16 29-18 3-8 9-10
Mountauban 6-16 22-35 26-23 26-22 34-27 24-21 16-29
Stade Français 33-19 13-9 29-25 46-16 39-6 36-21 18-20
Toulose 32-33 24-30 35-28 35-19 40-21 16-6 21-10


Victory at Home Tie Loss at Home


Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Biarritz 14 11 0 3 385 221 164 36
2 Toulouse 14 10 0 4 346 272 74 34
3 Béziers 14 9 0 5 366 285 81 32
4 Stade Français 14 9 0 5 315 244 71 32
5 Colomiers 14 7 0 7 309 337 -28 28
6 Montauban 14 5 0 9 258 365 -107 24
7 La Rochelle 14 3 0 11 259 350 -91 20
8 Dax 14 2 0 12 250 411 -161 18

Poule B[edit]

Clubs AGE BOR BOU CAS MON NAR PAU PER
Agen 33-6 32-3 40-17 9-14 26-9 29-9 45-14
CA Bordeaux-Bègles 10-28 25-21 39-25 12-20 22-15 39-10 13-26
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu 37-20 56-25 33-21 23-3 32-19 64-6 15-23
Castres 39-15 19-22 14-29 39-30 42-20 38-26 16-20
AS Montferrand 19-27 24-6 56-23 36-19 36-25 15-19 45-14
Narbonne 21-24 22-20 31-30 47-31 24-23 42-18 34-19
Pau 17-20 18-13 29-16 21-19 27-9 46-23 3-30
Perpignan 30-16 44-26 34-10 40-27 29-21 39-25 51-17


Victory at home Tie Loss at Home
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Perpignan 14 11 0 3 413 313 100 36
2 Agen 14 10 0 4 364 245 119 34
3 Montferrand 14 7 0 7 351 296 55 28
4 Bourgoin 14 7 0 7 392 338 54 28
5 Narbonne 14 6 0 8 357 408 -51 26
6 Pau 14 6 0 8 266 408 -142 26
7 Bourdeaux-Begles 14 5 0 9 278 361 -83 24
8 Castres 14 4 0 10 366 418 -52 22

Relegation Pool[edit]

The teams sum to the point obtained in the first round, the point obtained in the matches played with the 4 team from other group (hone and away).

Clubs BOR CAS COL DAX ROC MON NAR PAU
Bègles-Bordeaux 42-19 30-12 16-12 13-19
Castres 27-17 58-6 34-36 62-21
Colomiers 15-16 15-15 22-6 34-14
Dax 19-11 10-25 48-12 25-16
La Rochelle 33-32 19-13 40-10 26-18
Montauban 36-19 28-24 29-28 52-34
Narbonne 27-26 48-19 45-33 44-17
Pau 33-33 37-8 47-27 21-23



Victory at home Tie Loss at home
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Montauban 22 11 0 11 483 610 -127 44
2 Colomiers 22 9 2 11 487 517 -30 42
3 Narbonne 22 10 0 12 577 642 -65 42
4 Bourdeaux-Begles 22 9 0 13 457 526 -69 40
5 Castres 22 8 1 13 624 570 54 39
6 Pau 22 8 1 13 484 636 -152 39
7 La Rochelle 22 8 0 14 485 565 -80 38
8 Dax 22 5 0 17 399 648 -249 32
Relegated in Pro-D2 for next season

Top 8[edit]

POULE A
30 mar. Stade Français - Bourgoin 34 - 36
31 mar. Biarritz - Agen 28 - 23
13 apr. Agen - Stade Français 34 - 16
13 apr. Bourgoin - Biarritz 12 - 16
20 apr. Stade Français - Biarritz 20 - 20
20 apr. Bourgoin - Agen 22 - 20
4 may Agen - Bourgoin 39 - 10
4 may Biarritz - Stade Français 28 - 18
11 may Bourgoin - Stade Français 22 - 22
11 may Agen - Biarritz 24 - 17
18 may Stade Français - Agen 23 - 23
18 may Biarritz - Bourgoin 48 - 25


Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Biarritz 6 4 1 1 153 122 31 15
2 Agen 6 3 1 2 163 116 47 13
3 Bourgoin 6 2 1 3 127 179 -52 11
4 Stade Français 6 0 3 3 133 159 -26 9
Promoted to Semifinals Admitted to 2002-03 Heineken Cup
POULE B
30 mar. Béziers - Toulouse 16 - 26
31 mar. Perpignan - Montferrand 21 - 27
13 apr. Toulouse - Perpignan 30 - 14
13 apr. Montferrand - Béziers 27 - 21
20 apr. Toulouse - Montferrand 45 - 23
20 apr. Béziers - Perpignan 18 - 17
4 may Perpignan - Béziers 27 - 24
4 may Montferrand - Toulouse 16 - 19
11 may Toulouse - Béziers 44 - 15
11 may Montferrand - Perpignan 21 - 12
18 may Béziers - Montferrand 43 - 32
18 may Perpignan - Toulouse 36 - 34


Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Toulouse 6 5 0 1 198 120 78 16
2 Montferrand 6 3 0 3 146 161 -15 12
3 Perpignan 6 2 0 4 127 154 -27 10
4 Béziers 6 2 0 4 137 173 -36 10
Promoted to Semifinals Admitted to 2002-03 Heineken Cup

Semifinals[edit]

1 june 2002
Toulouse 15 - 21 Agen
Try: mete: X.Garbajosa, C.Desbrosse
Con: Y.Delaigue
Pen: Y.Delaigue
Pen: C. Lamaison 4, F. Gelez 3

1 june 2002
Biarritz 31 - 12 Montferrand
Try: P.Bidabé, J.Roff
J.Peyrelongue
Con: J.Roff
Pen: J.Roff S. Lgg 2
Pen: G.Merceron 4

Final[edit]

8 June 2002
Biarritz 25 - 22 (OT) Agen
Try: P.Bernat-Salles
Con: J.Roff
Pen: J.Roff 2
Drop: L.Mazas
Try: M.Barrau
Con: F.Gelez
Pen: F.Gelez 5

Biarritz: Emmanuel Ménieu, Jean-Michel Gonzales, Denis Avril, Jean-Philippe Versailles, Olivier Roumat, Serge Betsen, Christophe Milhères, Thomas Lièvremont, Nicolas Morlaes, Julien Peyrelongue, Philippe Bidabé, John Isaac, Joe Roff, Philippe Bernat-Salles, Nicolas Brusque - Replacements : Olivier Nauroy, Didier Chouchan, Sotele Puleoto, Laurent Mazas, Guillaume Bousses, Noël Curnier, Stuart Legg
Agen:Jean-Jacques Crenca, Jean-Baptiste Rué, Omar Hasan, David Couzinet, Christophe Porcu, Matthieu Lièvremont, Philippe Benetton, Thierry Labrousse, Mathieu Barrau, François Gelez, Christophe Manas, Luc Lafforgue, Conrad Stoltz, Pépito Elhorga, Christophe Lamaison - Replacements : Guillaume Bouic, Maurice Barragué, Nicolas Martin, Philippe Piacentini, Patrick Blanco, Xavier Guillemet, François Tandonnet

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