Stade Montois

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Mont-de-Marsan
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Full name Stade Montois Rugby Pro
Founded 1908; 106 years ago (1908)
Location Mont-de-Marsan, France
Ground(s) Stade Guy Boniface
President Philippe Cazaubon
Coach(es) Marc Dalmaso
Captain(s) Jérôme Dhien
League(s) Pro D2
2013–14 7th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.stademontoisrugby.fr
Stade Montois vs. LOU in 2005

Stade Montois is a French rugby union team that will play the 2012–13 season in Top 14, the top level of the country's professional league system. They returned to the top flight after winning the 2011–12 promotion playoffs in Rugby Pro D2.

They were founded in 1908 and play in yellow and black. They are based in Mont-de-Marsan, the capital of the Landes département, in Aquitaine, and play at the Stade Guy Boniface.

History[edit]

Stade Montois is a multi-sports club (28 sections) but its rugby team has always been its flagship. After winning a few regional titles between the two world wars, it reached the top of French club rugby four times in 15 years. It lost its first three French championship finals to Castres Olympique in 1949 (3-14, in a replay, after the original final had ended in a 3-3 draw), to FC Lourdes in 1953 (16-21), and to Racing Club de France in 1959 (3-8). Their finest hour came in 1963 in an all Landes-final against US Dax, won by the Yellow and Black 9-6. They had finally won one, whereas their Dax neighbours would lose all five finals they would play in.

It finished in the bottom table in the first-tier Top 14 in the 2008–09 season. They had just been promoted to the Top 14 after winning the Pro D2 promotion playoffs. They remained in Pro D2 for three seasons before successfully navigating the 2012 promotion playoffs.

Stade Montois' players include the Boniface brothers (André and Guy, who died in a car accident on Jan. 1, 1968), Thomas Castaignède, Christian Darrouy, Benoît Dauga, Laurent Rodriguez. Former Leicester Tigers and Fiji scrum-half wizard Waisale Serevi also played for them as well as other notable Fijians such as Viliame Satala and Vilimoni Delasau.

Honours[edit]

Finals results[edit]

French championship[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
22 May 1949 Castres Olympique Stade Montois 14-3 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 23,000
17 May 1953 FC Lourdes Stade Montois 21-16 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse 32,500
24 May 1959 Racing Club de France Stade Montois 8-3 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 31,098
2 June 1963 Stade Montois US Dax 9-6 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 39,000

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
Ephraim Taukafa Hooker Tonga Tonga
Joan Caudullo Hooker France France
Mauricio Guidone Hooker Argentina Argentina
Juan Jose Acosta Prop Argentina Argentina
Tevita Mailau Prop Tonga Tonga
Pierre Corréia Prop France France
Régis Rameau Prop France France
Mathieu Giudicelli Prop France France
Sébastien Ormaechea Prop France France
Wame Lewaravu Lock Fiji Fiji
Scott Murray Lock Scotland Scotland
Faatiga Lemalu Flanker Samoa Samoa
Mark Flanagan Flanker Ireland Ireland
Vassili Bost Flanker France France
Johannes Britz Flanker South Africa South Africa
Bogdan Leonte Flanker Romania Romania
Julien Tastet (c) Flanker France France
Hoani Matenga Number 8 New Zealand New Zealand
Alexandre Ricaud Number 8 France France
Haisini Taulanga Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Player Position Union
Arnaud Pic Scrum-half France France
Agustin Ormaechea Scrum-half Uruguay Uruguay
Jean-Baptiste Claverie Fly-half France France
Antoine Vignau-Tuquet Fly-half France France
Pierre-Alexandre Dut Fly-half France France
Dan Baleinadogo Centre Fiji Fiji
Baptiste Chedal Centre France France
Sylvain Mirande Centre France France
Sionasa Vunisa Centre Fiji Fiji
Tamaz Mchedlidze Centre Georgia (country) Georgia
Seru Rabeni Centre Fiji Fiji
Dimitri Senio Centre Samoa Samoa
Nicky Price Wing Australia Australia
Julien Cabannes Wing France France
Martin Jágr Wing Czech Republic Czech Republic
Simon Lucu Wing France France
Vilkisa Salawa Wing Fiji Fiji
William Ryder Wing Fiji Fiji
Yohann Durquet Fullback France France

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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