FC Auch Gers

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Auch
FC Auch.jpg
Full name Football Club Auch Gers
Founded 1891; 123 years ago (1891)
Location Auch, France
Ground(s) Stade du Moulias (Capacity: 7,000)
President Bernard Laffitte
Coach(es) Grégory Patat
League(s) Pro D2
2013–14 15th (demoted to Fédérale 1)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.fcag-rugby.com

Football Club Auch Gers is a French rugby union club based in Auch in Midi-Pyrénées currently playing in Rugby Pro D2, the second tier of the country's professional league system. In recent years, they have bounced between the first-level Top 14 and Pro D2. In a five-year stretch between 2003–04 and 2007–08, they were either promoted or relegated four times—promoted to the then-Top 16 as champions of Pro D2 in 2004, relegated in 2005, promoted as Pro D2 champions again in 2007, and relegated as bottom finisher in 2008. Founded in 1891, the club plays at Stade Patrice Brocas (capacity 7,000); its players wear red and white.

Auch was founded in 1891. They were runners-up in the 2001 Challenge Yves du Manoir competition, losing to Montferrand (now Clermont) in the final. In the 2000s they were playing in the second division on French rugby, and in the 2002-03 season they made the semi-finals toward promotion but were defeated by Montpellier. However the following season they were promoted to the top league, defeating Bayonne in the Pro D2 final.

However they were relegated back down to Pro D2 for the 2005-06 season. Nonetheless, they were also winners of the European Shield, reprechage tournament for teams knocked out in the first round of the European Challenge Cup that season. They defeated English club Worcester in the final.

Honours[edit]

Finals results[edit]

Challenge Yves du Manoir[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue
2001 Montferrand FC Auch 34-24 France

European Shield[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue
21 May 2005 FC Auch Worcester Warriors 23-10 Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Pro D2 Winners[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue
2004 FC Auch Bayonne 26-9 France

Current standings[edit]

2013–14 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Lyon (C) 30 25 0 5 877 480 397 14 3 117
2 Agen (RU) 30 21 0 9 774 534 240 7 7 98[n 1]
3 La Rochelle (P) 30 21 1 8 723 476 247 8 4 98
4 Pau (SF) 30 20 1 9 635 503 132 5 6 93
5 Narbonne (SF) 30 18 1 11 801 603 198 8 6 88
6 Tarbes 30 17 1 12 658 577 81 5 5 80
7 Mont-de-Marsan 30 12 3 15 597 575 22 4 10 68
8 Bourgoin 30 13 2 15 597 598 -1 4 7 67
9 Colomiers 30 13 2 15 568 532 36 1 9 66
10 Béziers 30 11 1 18 521 688 -167 3 11 60
11 Aurillac 30 12 0 18 602 709 -107 4 7 59
12 Albi 30 11 2 17 603 728 -125 1 5 54
13 Dax 30 11 2 17 457 705 -248 0 5 53
14 Carcassonne 30 10 0 20 580 795 -215 1 9 50
15 Auch (R) 30 8 3 19 485 759 -274 2 4 44
16 Bourg-en-Bresse (R) 30 7 1 22 537 753 -216 0 11 41
Green background (row 1) Champions automatically promoted to Top 14. Yellow background denotes winner of the promotion play-offs.
Blue background denotes other teams that qualified for the promotion play-offs. Red background (row 15 and 16) will be relegated to Fédérale 1.
Source:Midol Updated: 25 May 2014
  1. ^ Agen won the head-to-head matches with La Rochelle 9 – 0 on match points so rank above them.

Current squad[edit]

2012–13 season
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Union
Luc Bissuel Hooker France France
Kevin Le Guen Hooker France France
Sylvain Abadie Prop France France
Fabien Magnan Prop France France
Benjamin Sicaud Prop France France
Jérémy Boyadjis Prop France France
Gaetan Guyon Prop France France
Tornike Lomidze Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Grégory Menkarska Prop France France
Lionel Dargier Lock France France
Mickael Lacroix Lock France France
Russlan Boukerou Lock France France
Frédéric Medves Flanker France France
Jim Naikadawa Flanker Fiji Fiji
Damien Larrieu Flanker France France
Julien Côme Flanker France France
Jonathan Elgoyhen Flanker France France
Mathieu De Pauw Number 8 France France
Player Position Union
Benjamin Caminati Scrum-half France France
Christophe Clarac Scrum-half France France
Anthony Lagardere Fly-half France France
Jonathan Brethous Centre France France
Olivier Grimaud Centre France France
Jordan Puletua Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Maxime Eberland Wing France France
Sébastien Ascarat Wing Spain Spain
Patrick Bosque Wing France France
Nathan Thierry Wing France France
Martin Prat Fullback France France

Notable Former players[edit]

Current Internationals[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mes saisons 1903-2003 : F.C. Auch : Auch en Gascogne et le rugby, cent ans d'amour-passion, de Roland Porterie, éd. Football club auscitain, 2003

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