2014–15 Rugby Pro D2 season

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2014–15 Pro D2
Countries  France
Date 23 August 2014 – 24 May 2015[1]
Matches played 112
Attendance 199,262 (average 1,779 per match)
Tries scored 178 (average 1.589 per match)
Top point scorer Gilles Bosch (Carcassonne)
180 points[2]
Top try scorer Taleta Tupuloa (Montauban) & Rodney Davies (Biarritz)
6 tries[3]
Official website
www.lnr.fr

The 2014–15 Rugby Pro D2 is the second-level French rugby union club competition, behind the Top 14, for the 2014–15 season. It will run alongside the 2014–15 Top 14 competition; both competitions are operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR). The average team salaries at the outset of the 2014–15 season are €5.97m; Biarritz and Perpignan have the highest team salaries with €11.07m.[4]

Teams[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne Agen (Lot-et-Garonne) Stade Armandie 14,000
SC Albi Albi (Tarn) Stadium Municipal d'Albi 13,000
Stade Aurillacois Aurillac (Cantal) Stade Jean Alric 9,000
AS Béziers Hérault Béziers (Hérault) Stade de la Méditerranée 18,500
Biarritz Olympique Biarritz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Parc des Sports Aguiléra 15,000
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Bourgoin-Jallieu (Isère) Stade Pierre Rajon 10,000
US Carcassonne Carcassonne (Aude) Stade Albert Domec 10,000
US Colomiers Colomiers (Haute-Garonne) Stade Michel Bendichou 11,400
US Dax Dax (Landes) Stade Maurice Boyau 16,200
RC Massy Massy (Essonne) Stade Jules Ladoumègue 3,200
US Montauban Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne) Stade Sapiac 12,600
Stade Montois Mont-de-Marsan (Landes) Stade Guy Boniface 22,000
RC Narbonne Narbonne (Aude) Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié 12,000
Section Paloise Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Stade du Hameau 13,800
USA Perpignan Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales) Stade Aimé Giral 16,600
Tarbes Pyrénées Rugby Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) Stade Maurice Trélut 16,400

Changes in the lineup from 2013–14 were:

Competition format[edit]

The top team at the end of the regular season (after all the teams played one another twice, once at home, once away), is declared champion and earns a spot in the next Top 14 season. Teams ranked second to fifth compete in promotion playoffs, with the semifinals being played at the home ground of the higher-ranked team. The final is then played on neutral ground, and the winner earns the second ticket to the next Top 14.

The LNR uses a slightly different bonus points system from that used in most other rugby competitions. It trialled a new system in 2007–08 explicitly designed to prevent a losing team from earning more than one bonus point in a match,[5] a system that also made it impossible for either team to earn a bonus point in a drawn match. LNR chose to continue with this system for subsequent seasons.[6]

France's bonus point system operates as follows:[7]

  • 4 points for a win.
  • 2 points for a draw.
  • 1 bonus point for winning while scoring at least 3 more tries than the opponent. This replaces the standard bonus point for scoring 4 tries regardless of the match result.
  • 1 bonus point for losing by 5 points (or less). This is a change from previous seasons, in which the margin was 7 points or less.

Table[edit]

2014–15 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Pau 14 12 0 2 333 238 +95 4 1 49
2 Mont-de-Marsan 15 9 0 6 332 277 +55 0 3 39
3 Biarritz 14 9 0 5 304 271 +33 2 0 38
4 Perpignan 14 7 1 6 330 272 +58 2 4 36
5 Albi 14 8 0 6 307 305 +2 1 3 36
6 Aurillac 14 7 2 5 268 257 +11 2 2 36
7 Colomiers 14 8 0 6 290 272 +18 1 1 34
8 Montauban 14 7 0 7 296 258 +38 3 3 34
9 Béziers 14 7 0 7 283 271 +12 0 3 31
10 Agen 14 6 0 8 331 328 +3 2 3 29
11 Carcassonne 14 6 0 8 329 332 –3 1 3 28
12 Tarbes 14 6 0 8 308 388 −80 0 3 27
13 Massy 14 5 0 9 298 336 −38 1 4 25
14 Dax 15 5 0 10 252 332 −80 0 2 22
15 Bourgoin 14 5 1 8 281 332 –51 1 2 21
16 Narbonne 14 5 0 9 257 330 −73 0 1 21
Green background (row 1) Champions automatically promoted to Top 14. Blue background denotes teams that qualify for the promotion play-offs. Red background (row 15 and 16) will be relegated to Fédérale 1. Updated: 30 November 2014

Relegation[edit]

Normally, the teams that finish in 15th and 16th places in the table are relegated to Fédérale 1 at the end of the season. In certain circumstances, "financial reasons" may cause a higher placed team to be demoted instead. This last happened at the end of the 2011–12 season when 9th place Bourgoin were relegated thereby reprieving 15th place Béziers.

Fixtures[edit]

The outline fixtures schedule was announced on 16 May 2014.[1][8]

Round 1[edit]

23 August 2014
18:30
Béziers 31 – 27 Agen (BP)
Stats
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 5,560
Referee: David Rosich
23 August 2014
18:30
Bourgoin 23 – 32 Albi
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 4,831
Referee: Adrien Descottes
23 August 2014
18:30
(BP) Massy 12 – 14 Pau
Stats
Stade Jules-Ladoumègue
Attendance: 1,624
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
23 August 2014
18:30
(BP) Montauban 30 – 13 Carcassonne
Stats
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 5,989
Referee: Julien Castaignède
23 August 2014
18:30
Narbonne 12 – 20 Mont-de-Marsan
Stats
Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié
Attendance: 4,756
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
23 August 2014
18:30
Tarbes 28 – 22 Dax
Stats
Stade Maurice Trélut
Attendance: 3,412
Referee: Christophe Mallet
24 August 2014
15:05
Perpignan 22 – 9 Colomiers
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 11.954
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
24 August 2014
18:30
Biarritz 16 – 15 Aurillac (BP)
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Referee: Flavien Bourquet

Round 2[edit]

30 August 2014
13:10
(BP) Agen 33 – 36 Bourgoin
Stats
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 5.374
Referee: Thomas Charabas
30 August 2014
18:30
Béziers 41 – 17 Tarbes
Stats
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 5,575
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
30 August 2014
18:30
Carcassonne 15 – 13 Narbonne (BP)
Stats
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 4,338
Referee: Vincent Blasco-Baqué
30 August 2014
18:30
Dax 17 – 12 Montauban (BP)
Stats
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 3,651
Referee: Cédric Clavé
30 August 2014
18:30
(BP) Mont-de-Marsan 24 – 26 Colomiers
Stats
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 4,249
Referee: Mourad Zitouni
30 August 2014
18:30
(BP) Pau 41 – 3 Aurillac
Stats
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 6,745
Referee: Thierry Mallet
31 August 2014
15:00
Perpignan 42 – 21 Massy
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 10,242
Referee: Pierre Brousset
31 August 2014
15:30
(BP) Albi 34 – 16 Biarritz
Stats
Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Attendance: 5,185
Referee: Tual Trainini

Round 3[edit]

6 September 2014
18:00
Dax 20 – 26 Bourgoin
Stats
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 3,366
Referee: Laurent Millotte
6 September 2014
18:30
(BP) Aurillac 25 – 9 Montauban
Stats
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 2,643
Referee: Mathieu Delpy
6 September 2014
18:30
Colomiers 20 – 17 Carcassonne (BP)
Stats
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 3,293
Referee: Nicolas Datas
6 September 2014
18:30
(BP) Massy 16 – 19 Albi
Stats
Stade Jules Ladournègue
Attendance: 1,530
Referee: Thomas Charabas
7 September 2014
14:00
Tarbes 16 – 15 Perpignan (BP)
Stats
Stade Maurice Trélut
Attendance: 4,213
Referee: Vincent Blasco-Baqué
7 September 2014
15:00
Biarritz 24 – 20 Mont-de-Marsan (BP)
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 6,556
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
7 September 2014
15:00
Narbonne 25 – 15 Béziers
Stats
Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié
Attendance: 8,133
Referee: Tual Trainini
7 September 2014
16:45
(BP) Pau 26 – 21 Agen (BP)
Stats
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 7,538
Referee: Arnaud Blondel

Round 4[edit]

13 September 2014
18:30
Albi 24 – 20 Dax (BP)
Stats
Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Attendance: 4,088
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
13 September 2014
18:30
(BP) Béziers 22 – 23 Pau
Stats
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 5,878
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
13 September 2014
18:30
Bourgoin 23 – 23 Aurillac
Stats
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 5,383
Referee: Nicolas Datas
13 September 2014
18:30
Carcassonne 25 – 18 Biarritz
Stats
Stade Albert Domec
Attendance: 3,011
Referee: Christophe Mallet
13 September 2014
18:30
Mont-de-Marsan 25 – 22 Massy (BP)
Stats
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 3,683
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
13 September 2014
18:30
Tarbes 44 – 30 Colomiers
Stats
Stade Maurice Trélut
Attendance: 2,938
Referee: Arnaud Blondel
13 September 2014
19:00
Montauban 24 – 19 Perpignan (BP)
Stats
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 7,509
Referee: David Rosich
14 September 2014
17:05
(BP) Agen 48 – 8 Narbonne
Stats
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 5,923
Referee: Adrien Descottes

Round 5[edit]

20 September 2014
18:30
Aurillac 15 – 10 Carcassonne (BP)
Stats
Stade Jean Alric
Attendance: 3,048
Referee: Pierre Brousset
20 September 2014
18:30
(BP) Colomiers 9 – 12 Béziers
Stats
Stade Michel Bendichou
Attendance: 2,762
Referee: Thomas Charabas
20 September 2014
18:30
Massy 27 – 25 Bourgoin (BP)
Stats
Stade Jules-Ladournègue
Attendance: 1,625
Referee: Vincent Blasco-Baqué
20 September 2014
18:30
Mont-de-Marsan 30 – 20 Montauban
Stats
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 4,321
Referee: Thierry Mallet
20 September 2014
18:30
Narbonne 38 – 22 Albi
Stats
Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié
Attendance: 4,591
Referee: Cédric Clavé
20 September 2014
18:30
Pau 22 – 15 Dax
Stats
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 8,025
Referee: Adrien Descottes
20 September 2014
19:00
(BP) Perpignan 32 – 16 Agen
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 10,275
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
21 September 2014
15:05
(BP) Biarritz 52 – 10 Tarbes
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 5,445
Referee: Laurent Millotte

Round 6[edit]

4 October 2014
17:00
Béziers 17 – 9 Biarritz
Stats
Stade de la Méditerranée
Referee: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)
4 October 2014
18:30
(BP) Agen 29 – 11 Colomiers
Stats
Stade Armandie
Referee: Mathieu Delpy
4 October 2014
18:30
Carcassonne 36 – 33 Tarbes (BP)
Stats
Stade Albert Domec
Referee: Julien Castaignède
4 October 2014
18:30
Dax 16 – 3 Aurillac
Stats
Stade Maurice Boyau
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
4 October 2014
18:30
Massy 39 – 25 Narbonne
Stats
Stade Jules-Ladournègue
Referee: Jérôme Lamirand
4 October 2014
18:30
Montauban 17 – 12 Albi (BP)
Stats
Stade Sapiac
Referee: Christophe Dutreuilh
5 October 2014
15:00
(BP) Bourgoin 12 – 17 Pau
Stats
Stade Pierre Rajon
Referee: Tual Trainini
5 October 2014
15:00
Perpignan 25 – 21 Mont-de-Marsan (BP)
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Referee: Arnaud Blondel

Round 7[edit]

11 October 2014
19:00
(BP) Albi 23 – 27 Béziers
Stats
Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Referee: Mourad Zitouni
11 October 2014
19:00
(BP) Aurillac 48 – 17 Massy
Stats
Stade Jean Alric
Referee: Cédric Clavé
11 October 2014
19:00
Mont-de-Marsan 22 – 6 Bourgoin
Stats
Stade Guy Boniface
Referee: Pierre Brousset
11 October 2014
19:00
Narbonne 11 – 36 Pau
Stats
Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié
Referee: Nicolas Datas
11 October 2014
19:00
(BP) Tarbes 20 – 25 Agen
Stats
Stade Maurice Trélut
Referee: Adrien Descottes
12 October 2014
15:00
Biarritz 24 – 17 Dax
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Referee: Vincent Blasco-Baqué
12 October 2014
15:00
Colomiers 27 – 14 Montauban
Stats
Stade Michel Bendichou
Referee: Julien Castaignède
12 October 2014
17:00
(BP) Carcassonne 42 – 17 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Albert Domec
Referee: Thomas Charabas

Round 8[edit]

18 October 2014
18:30
Agen 28 – 19 Mont-de-Marsan
Stats
Stade Armandie
Referee: Francisco Pastrana
18 October 2014
18:30
Dax 16 – 34 Colomiers
Stats
Stade Maurice Boyau
Referee: Tual Trainini
18 October 2014
18:30
Massy 39 – 29 Carcassonne
Stats
Stade Jules Ladournègue
Referee: Thierry Mallet
18 October 2014
18:30
(BP) Montauban 43 – 3 Biarritz
Stats
Stade Sapiac
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
18 October 2014
18:30
Narbonne 33 – 17 Aurillac
Stats
Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié
Referee: Mathieu Delpy
18 October 2014
18:30
(BP) Pau 35 – 10 Albi
Stats
Stade du Hameau
Referee: Laurent Millotte
19 October 2014
15:00
(BP) Bourgoin 42 – 16 Tarbes
Stats
Stade Pierre Rajon
Referee: Elia Rizzo
19 October 2014
17:00
Perpignan 28 – 25 Béziers (BP)
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Referee: Christophe Mallet

Round 9[edit]

1 November 2014
17:15
Biarritz 23 – 18 Perpignan (BP)
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Referee: Stéphane Boyer
1 November 2014
18:30
Albi 19 – 16 Tarbes (BP)
Stats
Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
1 November 2014
18:30
Aurillac 19 – 12 Agen
Stats
Stade Jean Alric
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
1 November 2014
18:30
Béziers 19 – 0 Bourgoin
Stats
Stade de la Méditerranée
Referee: David Rosich
1 November 2014
18:30
Carcassonne 40 – 17 Dax
Stats
Stade Albert Domec
Referee: Mourad Zitouni
1 November 2014
18:30
Colomiers 15 – 7 Massy
Stats
Stade Michel Bendichou
Referee: Christophe Dutreuilh
1 November 2014
18:30
(BP) Montauban 17 – 18 Narbonne
Stats
Stade Sapiac
Referee: Thomas Charabas
2 November 2014
17:00
Mont-de-Marsan 15 – 6 Pau
Stats
Stade Guy Boniface
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier

Round 10[edit]

8 November 2014
18:00
(BP) Aurillac 19 – 20 Albi
Stats
Stade Jean Alric
Referee: Christophe Mallet
8 November 2014
20:00
Bourgoin 25 – 19 Carcassonne
Stats
Stade Pierre Rajon
Referee: Julien Castagnede
9 November 2014
15:00
Agen 24 – 13 Montauban
Stats
Stade Armandie
Referee: Laurent Millotte
9 November 2014
15:00
Dax 19 – 12 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Maurice Boyau
Referee: Mathieu Delpy
9 November 2014
15:00
Massy 19 – 10 Béziers
Stats
Stade Jules-Ladoumègue
Referee: Pierre Brousset
9 November 2014
15:00
(BP) Pau 41 – 6 Biarritz
Stats
Stade du Hameau
Referee: Tual Trainini
9 November 2014
15:00
Tarbes 26 – 16 Mont-de-Marsan
Stats
Stade Maurice Trélut
Referee: Vincent Blasco baque
9 November 2014
17:00
Narbonne 10 – 19 Colomiers
Stats
Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié
Referee: Thierry Mallet

Round 11[edit]

15 November 2014
14:00
Albi 22 – 9 Agen
Stats
Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Referee: Julien Castaignede
15 November 2014
18:00
(BP) Béziers 14 – 19 Aurillac
Stats
Stade de la Méditerranée
Referee: Jerome Lamirand
15 November 2014
18:00
(BP) Colomiers 50 – 10 Pau
Stats
Stade Michel Bendichou
Referee: Thomas Charabas
15 November 2014
18:00
(BP) Montauban 31 – 13 Tarbes
Stats
Stade Michel Bendichou
Referee: Arnaud Blondel
16 November 2014
15:00
Biarritz 21 – 3 Massy
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Referee: Nicolas Datas
16 November 2014
15:00
Dax 12 – 3 Narbonne
Stats
Stade Maurice Boyau
Referee: Adrien Descottes
16 November 2014
15:00
(BP) Perpignan 42 – 0 Bourgoin
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Referee: Cédric Clave
16 November 2014
15:05
Carcassonne 17 – 28 Mont-de-Marsan
Stats
Stade Albert-Domec
Referee: Pierre Brousset

Round 12[edit]

22 November 2014
15:00
(BP) Biarritz 42 – 18 Agen
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Referee: Adrien Descottes
22 November 2014
18:00
Albi 34 – 22 Carcassonne
Stats
Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
22 November 2014
18:00
Aurillac 20 – 13 Colomiers
Stats
Stade Jean Alric
Referee: David Rosich
22 November 2014
18:00
Bourgoin 14 – 20 Montauban
Stats
Stade Pierre Rajon
Referee: Mathieu Noirot
23 November 2014
15:00
(BP) Massy 50 – 13 Dax
Stats
Stade Jules-Ladoumègue
Referee: Jerome Lamirand
23 November 2014
15:00
Mont-de-Marsan 32 – 18 Béziers
Stats
Stade Guy Boniface
Referee: Stephane Boyer
23 November 2014
15:00
Narbonne 36 – 23 Tarbes
Stats
Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié
Referee: Christophe Mallet
23 November 2014
15:00
Pau 22 – 19 Perpignan (BP)
Stats
Stade du Hameau
Referee: Vincent Blasco baque

Round 13[edit]

29 November 2014
17:00
(BP) Montauban 22 – 24 Pau
Stats
Stade Sapiac
Referee: Mourad Zitouni
29 November 2014
18:30
Agen 22 – 17 Dax (BP)
Stats
Stade Armandie
Referee: Flavien Hourquet
29 November 2014
18:30
Béziers 16 – 12 Carcassonne (BP)
Stats
Stade de la Méditerranée
Referee: Thomas Charabas
29 November 2014
18:30
Perpignan 15 – 15 Aurillac
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Referee: Thierry Mallet
29 November 2014
18:30
Tarbes 26 – 7 Massy
Stats
Stade Maurice Trélut
Referee: Jonathan Gasnier
30 November 2014
15:00
Colomiers 24 – 17 Bourgoin
Stats
Stade Michel Bendichou
Referee: Laurent Millotte
30 November 2014
15:00
Mont-de-Marsan 26 – 17 Albi
Stats
Stade Guy Boniface
Referee: Christophe Dutreuilh
7 December 2014
15:00
Narbonne 7 – 20 Biarritz
Stats
Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié
Referee: Mathieu Delpy

Round 14[edit]

Weekend of 13 December 2014

Round 15[edit]

Weekend of 20 December 2014

Round 16[edit]

Weekend of 10 January 2015

Round 17[edit]

Weekend of 17 January 2015

Round 18[edit]

Weekend of 24 January 2015

Round 19[edit]

Weekend of 31 January 2015

Round 20[edit]

Weekend of 7 February 2015

Round 21[edit]

Weekend of 21 February 2015

Round 22[edit]

Weekend of 28 February 2015

Round 23[edit]

Weekend of 7 March 2015

Round 24[edit]

Weekend of 14 March 2015

Round 25[edit]

Weekend of 28 March 2015

Round 26[edit]

Weekend of 4 April 2015

Round 27[edit]

Weekend of 11 April 2015

Round 28[edit]

Weekend of 25 April 2015

Round 29[edit]

Weekend of 2 May 2015

Round 30[edit]

Weekend of 9 May 2015

Play–offs[edit]

The highest ranked team at the end of the regular season will win automatic promotion to the Top 14 as champion de France de PRO D2 2015.

Semi–finals[edit]

The semi–finals follow a 2 v 5, 3 v 4 system, with the higher ranked team playing at home.

16 May 2015


16 May 2015

Final[edit]

The winners of the semi–finals will play off for the second promotion spot to the Top 14.

24 May 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CP LNR - TOP 14 et PRO D2, les calendriers 2014-2015" (in French). LNR. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Statistiques générales, Saison 2014-2015" (in French). Ligue nationale de rugby. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  Click on the tabs for "Joueurs" and "Meilleurs réalisateurs".
  3. ^ "Statistiques générales, Saison 2014-2015" (in French). Ligue nationale de rugby. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  Click on the tabs for "Joueurs" and "Meilleurs marqueurs".
  4. ^ "Toulouse top budget charts in Top 14 with €35m", ESPNscrum. August 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "French try out new bonus point system". Planet-Rugby.com. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Article 330, Section 3.2. Points "terrain"". Règlements de la Ligue Nationale de Rugby 2008/2009, Chapitre 2 : Règlement sportif du Championnat de France Professionnel (in French). LNR. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Article 330, Section 3.2. Points "terrain" et points de bonus". Statuts et Reglements de la Ligue Nationale de Rugby 2014/2015, Chapitre 2 : Règlement sportif des championnats profesionnels (in French). Ligue Nationale de Rugby. p. 166. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  8. ^ "Calendrier 2014/2015" (in French). LNR. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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