Section Paloise

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Full name Section Paloise
Founded 1902; 112 years ago (1902)
Location Pau, France
Ground(s) Stade du Hameau (Capacity: 13,819)
President Pierre Bouisset
Coach(es) Jean-Bernard Duplantier
League(s) Pro D2
2013–14 4th (playoff semi-finalist)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.section-paloise.com

Section Paloise is a French rugby union club from Pau in Pyrénées-Atlantiques competing in Rugby Pro D2, the second level of the French league system.

History[edit]

They were founded in 1902 as Section Paloise de la Ligue Girondine before adopting their current name in 1905. Section Paloise first joined the French first division in 1911, and were crowned champions for the first time in 1928. "La Section" have won the French Championship on three occasions, the last being in 1964. They have, however, reached the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup and Top 14 as recently as 1998 and 2000, respectively. Section Paloise also added to their trophy case in 2000, winning the European Challenge Cup. At the end of the 2004/5 season, "La Section" survived a play-off game with Aurillac to remain in the Top 14. However, they were relegated the following season, and are now playing in Pro D2. The club colors are green and white and their home ground is the Stade du Hameau (capacity 13,819). They are sponsored by French petroleum company Total.

Current France internationals Imanol Harinordoquy, Damien Traille, and Lionel Beauxis began their professional club careers with Section Paloise.

Club honours[edit]

Finals results[edit]

French championship[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
6 May 1928 Section Paloise US Quillan 6-4 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 20.000
24 March 1946 Section Paloise FC Lourdes 11-0 Parc des Princes, Paris 30.000
24 May 1964 Section Paloise AS Béziers 14-0 Stade Municipal, Toulouse 27.797

Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
27 May 2000 Section Paloise Castres Olympique 34-21 Stade des Sept Deniers, Toulouse 6.000
21 May 2005 Sale Sharks Section Paloise 27-3 Kassam Stadium, Oxford 7.230

Pro D2 promotion playoffs[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
27 May 2012 Stade Montois Section Paloise 29–20 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux 23,928

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


Mehdi Boundjema Hooker France France
Clément Bourgeois Hooker France France
Josias Jacobus du Toit Hooker South Africa South Africa
Sylvain Charlet Prop France France
Peni Fakalelu Prop Tonga Tonga
Jérémy Hurou Prop France France
Yassine Saaoui Prop France France
Maxime Jadot Prop Belgium Belgium
Julien Jacquot Prop France France
Loïc Charlon Lock France France
Claude Dry Lock South Africa South Africa
Cameron Pierce Lock Canada Canada
Joseva Domolailai Lock Fiji Fiji
Damien Fèvre Lock France France
Pablo Huete Lock Chile Chile
Daniel Ramsay Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Jean-Baptiste Barrère Back row France France
Loïc Bernad Back row France France
Jean Bouilhou Back row France France
Thomas Demolder Back row Belgium Belgium
Sylvain Cassou Back row France France
Brice Monzeglio Back row France France
Marlon Solofuti Back row Samoa Samoa
Sebastien Torresin Back row France France
Player Position Union
Kevin Boulogne Scrum-half France France
Taniela Moa Scrum-half Tonga Tonga
Andre Hough Fly-half South Africa South Africa
Antoine Lescalmel Fly-half France France
Jonathan Quinnez Fly-half France France
Simon Bonnet Centre France France
Mickaël Drouard Centre France France
Julien Fumat Centre France France
Sandor Earl Centre Australia Australia
Quentin Valançon Centre France France
Jale Vatubua Centre Fiji Fiji
Saia Fekitoa Wing Tonga Tonga
Bruno Hiriart Wing France France
Saula Radidi Wing Fiji Fiji
Jean-Marc Mazzonetto Wing France France
Afusipa Taumoepeau Wing Australia Australia
Dave Vainqueur Wing France France
Mathieu Acebes Fullback France France
Frédéric Manca Fullback France France

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

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