1952-53 of first division was contested by 64 clubs divided in eight pools of eight. The two better of each pool, 16 clubs, play la final phase, beginning with the "last 16". French Rugby Union Championship
The Championship was won by
that beat Lourdes Mont-de-Marsan in the final.
Context [ edit ]
1953 Five Nations Championship was won by Ireland, France finished fourth.
Challenge Yves du Manoir was won by Lourdes that defeatedla Pau in the final.
Phase de qualification [ edit ]
the club qualified
"Last 16" [ edit ]
bold the clubs qualified for the quarter of finals.
Quarter of finals [ edit ]
bold the clubs qualified for the semifinals.
Semifinals [ edit ]
- Lourdes Mont de Marsan
21 - 16
Date 17 May 1953
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Referee Marcel Vigneaux
Eugène Buzy, André Abadie, Daniel Saint-Pastous, Louis Guinle, André Laffont, Jean Prat, Henri Domec, Thomas Manterola, François Labazuy, Antoine Labazuy, Jean-Roger Bourdeu, Roger Martine, Maurice Prat, Jean Estrade, Henri Claverie
Mont de Marsan Léonce Beheregarray,
Pierre Pascalin, Robert Carrère, Jean Beloqui, Jean-Noël Brocas, Maurice Lestage, Georges Berrocq-Irigoin, Jacques Larrezet, Jean Darrieussecq, Gilbert Laussucq, Gérard Dagès, Claude Fontanié, André Boniface, Fernand Cazenave, Albert Bonnecaze
Lourdes 5 tries Manterola (2), Saint Pastous, Martine and Estrade, 3 conversions par Jean Prat
Mont de Marsan 3 tries Berrocq-Irigoin, Darrieussecq and Cazenave, 2 conversions and 1 drop Berrocq-Irigoin
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