2004–05 Top 16 season

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2004–05 Top 16 season
Countries  France
Champions Biarritz Olympique (4th title)
Runners-up Stade Français
Relegated Grenoble
Béziers
Auch

The 2004-05 Top 16 season was the top level of French club rugby in 2004-05. It was the final season under the 16 club format, as the competition became the Top 14 for the 2005-06 season. Biarritz Olympique won the championship, defeating Stade Français Paris in the final at Stade de France. FC Grenoble, Béziers and Auch were relegated to Rugby Pro D2 after the 2004-05 season.

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Bonus points Pts
1 Biarritz 32 22 0 10 907 549 +358 16 104
2 Stade Français 32 22 2 8 915 668 +247 11 103
3 Bourgoin 31 20 2 9 882 680 +202 12 96
4 Toulouse 31 19 0 12 893 597 +296 18 94
5 Perpignan 30 18 1 11 688 583 +105 12 86
6 Castres 30 17 3 10 704 678 +26 10 84
7 Agen 30 16 1 13 674 568 +106 11 77
8 Clermont 30 16 2 12 745 647 +98 9 77
9 Brive 30 14 1 15 668 745 -77 8 66
10 Narbonne 30 13 2 15 588 755 -167 7 63
11 Montpellier 30 12 0 18 628 765 -137 14 62
12 Bayonne 30 12 3 15 587 763 -176 6 60
13 Pau 31 11 2 18 651 728 -77 11 59
14 Grenoble 30 7 2 21 580 842 -262 42 10
15 Béziers 30 6 3 21 600 876 -276 38 8
16 Auch 30 7 0 23 503 736 -233 37 9


Semi-finals[edit]

3 june 2005
Stade Français 23-18 Stade Toulousain
Try: Pichot, Villiers
Skrela 2
Con: Skrela 2
Pen: Skrela 3
Try: Elissalde, Heymans
Con: Elissalde
Pen: Elissalde
Drop: Elissalde
Bordeaux

4 june 2005
Biarritz olympique 32-27 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu
Try: Gobelet, Traille
Peyrelongue, Brusque
Con: Yachvili 3
Pen: Yachvili
Drop: Peyrelongue=
Try: Papé
Anthony Forest, G.Davis
Con: Péclier 3
Pen: Péclier 2

Final[edit]

11 june 2005
Stade Français 34-37 Biarritz Olympique
Try: Christophe Dominici
Con: David Skrela
Pen: David Skrela 8
Drop: Brian Liebenberg
Try: Jean-Baptiste Gobelet
Con: Dimitri Yachvili 9
Pen: -
Drop: Julien Peyrelongue
Stade de France, Paris
Referee: Jean-Christophe Gastou

Stade Français Paris: 1.Rodrigo Roncero, 2.Mathieu Blin, 3.Pieter de Villiers, 4.David Auradou, 5.Mike James, 6.Pierre Rabadan, 7.Rémy Martin, 8.Shaun Sowerby, 9.Agustín Pichot, 10.David Skrela, 11.Christophe Dominici, 12. Brian Liebenberg, 13.Stéphane Glas, 14.Julien Arias, 15.Juan Martín Hernández - Replacements: Benjamin Kayser, Sylvain Marconnet, Olivier Brouzet, Mauro Bergamasco, Mirco Bergamasco, Olivier Sarramea, Jérôme Fillol
Biarritz Olympique: 1. Petru Balan, 2.Benoît August, 3.Denis Avril, 4.Jérôme Thion, 5.David Couzinet, 6.Serge Betsen, 7.Imanol Harinordoquy, 8.Thomas Lièvremont, 9.Dimitri Yachvili, 10.Julien Peyrelongue, 11.Jean-Baptiste Gobelet, 12.Damien Traille, 13.Guillaume Bousses, 14.Philippe Bidabé, 15.Nicolas Brusque - Replacements: Jean-Michel Gonzales, Benoît Lecouls, Olivier Olibeau, Didier Chouchan, Julien Dupuy, Federico Martín Aramburú, Benjamin Dambielle


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