2003–04 Top 16 season

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2003–04 Top 16 season
Countries  France
Champions Stade Français (12th title)
Runners-up USA Perpignan
Relegated US Colomiers and US Montauban

The 2003-04 Top 16 season was the top level of French club rugby in 2003-05.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.

First round[edit]

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

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Bourgoin 14 9 0 5 352 280 +72 32
2 Brive 14 8 1 6 357 301 +56 31
3 Castres 14 8 1 5 297 281 +16 31
4 Stade Français 14 7 0 7 299 263 +36 28
5 Agen 14 7 0 7 292 268 +23 28
6 Pau 14 6 1 7 281 343 -62 27
7 Montferrand 14 5 1 8 226 278 -52 25
8 Colomiers 14 4 0 10 238 327 -89 22

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Toulouse 14 10 0 4 371 319 +54 34
2 Perpignan 14 9 0 5 357 284 +73 32
3 Biarritz 14 8 0 6 335 273 +62 30
4 Béziers 14 8 0 6 274 275 -1 30
5 Montpellier 14 6 0 8 285 288 -3 26
6 Narbonne 14 6 0 8 296 303 -37 26
7 Grenoble 14 5 0 9 306 362 -56 24
8 Montauban 14 4 0 10 216 336 -120 22

Poul Relegation[edit]

Th 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 AGE COL GRE MTB MFR MPL NAR PAU
SU Agen 12-16 22-0 44-3 43-21
US Colomiers 25-16 9-9 25-32 70-19
FC Grenoble 19-19 26-10 15-26 40-29
US Montauban 32-10 19-23 19-22 46-12
Montferrand 44-3 47-10 34-7 45-14
Montpellier 33-14 27-18 26-13 34-7
RC Narbonne 43-35 38-16 28-19 29-18
Pau 81-17 34-23 16-0 68-26



Home victory Drawn Home losses
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Montferrand 22 11 1 10 476 400 +76 45
2 Montpellier 22 11 0 11 457 459 -2 44
3 Agen 22 10 1 11 491 436 +55 43
4 Pau 22 10 1 11 546 558 -12 43
5 Narbonne 22 10 0 12 514 617 -113 42
6 FC Grenoble 22 8 1 13 458 408 -150 39
7 Clomiers 22 7 1 14 434 513 -79 37
8 Montauban 22 6 1 15 374 515 -141 35

Top 8[edit]

Two Pool of 4 teams. The first two of each pool were qualified for semifinals. Them and the third also qualified for 2004–05 Heineken Cup

Poule A[edit]

8 may 2004
AS Béziers 15-19 Castres Olympique

14 may 2004
Castres Olympique 15-26 USA Perpignan

15 may 2004
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu 33-10 AS Béziers

21 may 2004
AS Béziers 8-27 USA Perpignan

29 may 2004
USA Perpignan 45-6 AS Béziers

5 june 2004
Castres Olympique 38-09 AS Béziers

12 june 2004
AS Béziers 28-22 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu

12 june 2004
USA Perpignan 23-7 Castres Olympique

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 USA Perpignan 6 5 0 1 170 74 +96 16
2 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu 6 3 0 34 147 137 +10 12
3 Castres Olympique 6 3 0 3 130 126 +4 12
4 AS Béziers 6 1 0 5 75 185 -110 8

Pool B[edit]

7 may 2004
Stade Français 13-6 Biarritz

8 may 2004
Brive 9-29 Tolouse

15 may 2004
Tolouse 18-24 Stade Français

15 may 2004
Biarritz 38-11 Brive

22 may 2004
Stade Français 34-10-27 Brive

26 may 2004
Biarritz 25-26 Tolouse

29 may 2004
Brive 24-19 Stade Français

30 may 2004
Tolouse 25-18 Biarritz

5 june 2004
Biarritz 25-12 Stade Français

5 june 2004
Tolouse 21-8 Brive

12 june 2004
Brive 20-37 Biarritz

12 june 2004
Stade Français 49-17-7 Tolouse

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Stade Français 6 4 0 2 151 100 +51 14
2 Tolouse 6 4 0 2 136 133 +3 14
3 Biarritz 6 3 0 3 149 107 +42 12
4 Brive 6 1 0 5 82 178 -96 8

Semifinals[edit]

19 June 2004
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu 21 - 31 Stade Français
Stade Gerland, Lyon

20 june 2004
USA Perpignan 18 - 16 Tolouse
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

Final[edit]

2 June 2004
USA Perpignan 20 - 38 Stade Français
Try: Edmonds, Bomati
Con: Giannantonio
Pen: Giannantonio
Try: Mau. Bergamasco, Corleto
Con: Dominquez, Skrela
Pen: Dominquez
Drop: Dominquez, Dominici
Stade de France, Paris
Referee: Joël Jutge

Perpignan: Nicolas Mas, Michel Konieck, Perry Freshwater, Colin Gaston, Christophe Porcu, Grégory Le Corvec, Bernard Goutta, Rimas Álvarez Kairelis, Ludovic Loustau, Manuel Edmonds, Dan Luger, Christophe Manas, David Marty, Pascal Bomati, Diego Giannantonio- Replacements : Nicolas Grelon, Alessandro Moreno, Mick O'Driscoll, Scott Robertson, Jérôme Fillol, David Janin, Nicolas Laharrague

Stade Français: Sylvain Marconnet, Mathieu Blin, Pieter de Villiers, David Auradou, Mike James, Pierre Rabadan, Mauro Bergamasco, Patrick Tabacco, Agustín Pichot, Diego Dominguez, Christophe Dominici, Brian Liebenberg, Stéphane Glas, Juan Martín Hernández, Ignacio Corleto- Replacements : Benoît August, Pablo Lemoine, Arnaud Marchois, Christophe Moni, Grégory Mahé, David Skrela, Thomas Lombard


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