Lézignan Sangliers

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Lézignan Sangliers
Logo-2011.png
Club information
Full name Football Club
de Lézignan
Founded 1903
Current details
Ground(s)
  • Stade du Moulin (10,000)
CEO(s) Christophe Poumes, Daniel Fialin, Didier Sarda
Coach(s) Aurélien Cologni
Competition Elite One Championship
2010/11 N/A

Football Club de Lézignan (or Lézignan Sangliers as they are often referred) are a professional rugby league football club based in Lézignan-Corbières in the départment of Aude in the south of France. They play in the Elite One Championship and to date have achieved reasonable success, having won three French Championship titles and three Lord Derby Cups although as of 2011 their last major title victory was in 1977.

Lezignan players celebrating their victory in the finale of the 2008/2009 French Championship (May 2009).

The club was originally founded in 1903 and played rugby union in which it achieved some success in the competitions it competed. In 1939 the club switched codes and began playing rugby league after the success the code began having in the country in the early 1930s with the formation of the French championship in 1934. In the 2007-08 season the club, led by their French international player-coach James Wynne, won the French Championship for the first time in 30 years. They also reached the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

2014/15 Squad[edit]

* As of 1 September 2014:

2014/15 Lezignan Squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coach


Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated: 1 September 2014
Source(s): 2014/15 Squad

2014/15 transfers[edit]

Gains

Player Signed from Contract Length Date
France Farid Sid July 2014
France Charles Bouzinac St Esteve Catalans July 2014
Niue Tuki Jackson July 2014
France Benjamin Wrong July 2014
Australia Jared Farlow July 2014
France Jamal Fakir Bradford Bulls July 2014

Losses

Player Signed for Contract Length Date
France Nicolas Piquemal July 2014
Italy Christophe Calegari July 2014
Australia Ryan O'Hara July 2014
France Leivaha Pulu July 2014
France Benjamin Lazina July 2014
England Benjamin Thornton July 2014
France John Boudebza Hull KR 1 Year October 2014

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1903 and initially played rugby union. In 1939 they changed sports, joining the French Rugby League. The nickname Sangliers means wild boar, and has long been associated with the club. They have won the French Championship on seven occasions, and the Lord Derby Cup on five occasions.

Honours[edit]

1961, 1963, 1978, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
1960, 1966, 1970, 2010, 2011

References[edit]

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