Stade Gilbert Brutus

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Stade Gilbert Brutus
Stade Gilbert Brutus 11112013.jpg
Location Perpignan, France
Coordinates 42°43′23″N 2°53′6.7″E / 42.72306°N 2.885194°E / 42.72306; 2.885194Coordinates: 42°43′23″N 2°53′6.7″E / 42.72306°N 2.885194°E / 42.72306; 2.885194
Owner Fédération Francaise de Rugby à Treize
Capacity 13,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1962
Expanded 2005, 2007 & 2011
Tenants
Catalans Dragons (2007-present)

Stade Gilbert Brutus is a rugby league stadium in Perpignan, France, which is the home ground of the Catalans Dragons.

History[edit]

In the 1970s and 1980s, the ground was used by both rugby league and rugby union clubs in Northern Catalonia. It was previously the home ground of rugby league club XIII Catalan.

Expansion[edit]

Before 2007, the Stade Gilbert Brutus held 4,200, including 900 seats.[1] This was deemed inadequate for the Catalans Dragons who played at the Stade Aimé Giral in 2006. Expansion of the stadium began in 2006 with the aim of increasing capacity to 14,000.[2]

The tribune Guasch-Laborde

The first phase of construction included two covered, all-seater stands, one with hospitality suites. By the end of the 2006 season, the work was finished and Catalans moved back into the stadium for the 2007 season. Further construction in 2010 brought capacity up to 13,000, with three all-seater stands.[3]

Rugby League Test matches[edit]

List of rugby league Test and World Cup matches played at Stade Gilbert Brutus.[4]

Test# Date Result Attendance
1 11 March 1962 France def. Great Britain 23-13 12,500
2 2 December 1962 France def. Great Britain 17-12 12,500
3 8 March 1964 Great Britain def. France 11-5 4,326
4 6 December 1964 France def Great Britain 18-8 7,150
5 28 November 1965 France def. New Zealand 11-6 9,000
6 16 January 1966 France def. Great Britain 18-13 7,255
7 25 January 1970 Wales def. France 15-11 11,000
8 11 November 1971 New Zealand def. France 27-11 3,581
9 29 October 1972* Great Britain def. Australia 27-21 6,324
10 8 March 1964 Great Britain def. France 11-5 4,326
11 9 December 1973 Australia def. France 21-9 5,109
12 19 January 1975** England def. France 11-9 7,950
13 26 October 1975 Australia def. France 41-2 10,440
14 23 November 1980 France def. New Zealand 6-5 6,000
15 7 December 1985♦ New Zealand def. France 20-0 5,000
16 30 November 1986 Australia def. France 44-2 6,000
17 18 March 1990 Great Britain def. France 8-4 6,000
18 9 December 1990♦♦ Australia def. France 34-10 3,428
19 27 January 1991♦♦ Great Britain def. France 45-10 3,965
20 16 February 1992 Great Britain def. France 30-12 5,688
21 13 December 1992 Wales def. France 19-18 3,700
22 27 October 2007 France def. Scotland 46-16 7,000
23 29 October 2011 France def. Scotland 46-10 10,313
24 11 November 2013† Samoa def. France 22-6 11,576

* Match played as part of the 1972 World Cup.
** Match played as part of the 1975 World Cup.
♦ Match played as part of the 1985-1988 World Cup.
♦♦ Matches played as part of the 1989-1992 World Cup.
† Match played as part of the 2013 World Cup.

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]

Official websites