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.

2013/14 Squad[edit]

* As of 1 December 2013:


2013/14 Lezignan Squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coach


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

Updated: 1 December 2013
Source(s): 2013/14 Squad


2013/14 transfers[edit]

Gains

Player Signed from Contract Length Date
France Cyril Stacul SM Pia XIII September 2013
France Andrew Gigat September 2013
France Simon Grandjean September 2013
France Florent Tost September 2013
France Benjamin Thornton September 2013
France Leivaha Pulu September 2013
France Day Ferret September 2013
Australia Dustin Cooper September 2013
Australia Ryan O'Hara Hull Kingston Rovers September 2013

Losses

Player Signed for Contract Length Date
France David Fifita Cronulla Sharks June 2013
France Franck Rovira Retire - Assistant Coach N/A September 2013
France Clement Bienes September 2013
France Mickael Tribillac September 2013
Australia Nathan Wynn September 2013
France Charly Clottes September 2013
France Maxime Liagre September 2013
France Nicolas Santos September 2013

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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