The Lyon club was founded in 1934. In 1934, the French rugby league was set up. The Lyon club, won the inaugural Lord Derby Cup in 1934-35. The club went on to win the competition on a further two occasions during the 1950s. Also during the 1950s the club won two French Championships, in 1951 and 1955. The club currently plays in the French Elite Division 2 following voluntary demotion at the end of the 2008/9 season. They play out of Stade George Lyvet in Villeurbanne.