1964–65 French Rugby Union Championship

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French Rugby Championship 1964-65
Countries  France
Champions Agen (4th title)
Runners-up Brive

The 1964-65 French Rugby Union Championship was contested by 56 teams divided in 7 pools.

The four first teams of each pool and the better four classified fifth were qualified for the "last 32".

Le Agen won the Championship 1964-65 after beating Brive in the final.


The 1965 Five Nations Championship was won by Wales nevertheless a lost (13-22) against France.

The Challenge Yves du Manoir was won by Cognac that beat Perpignan 5 - 3.

Qualification round[edit]

In bold the qualified to next round

Pool 1[edit]

Pool 2[edit]

Pool 3[edit]

Pool 4[edit]

Pool 5[edit]

Pool 6[edit]

Pool 7[edit]

"Last 32"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Agen Cognac 8-6
Limoges Aurillac 3-0
Tulle Racing 9-5
Bègles Lourdes 12-3
La Voulte Bayonne 25-6
La Rochelle Chalon 13-12
Béziers Vichy 17-6
Angoulême Montferrand 6-0
Brive Narbonne 9-3
Toulon Dax 11-9
Graulhet Perpignan 11-8
Montauban Biarritz 14-3
Mont-de-Marsan Vienne 16-9
Auch Grenoble 3-12
Stadoceste Toulose 14-6
Périgueux Pau 11-6

Grenoble beat Auch 12 - 3 but was disqualified, bauause lined a forme "rugby league" player.

"Last 16"[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Agen Limoges 22-3
Tulle Bègles 9-8
La Voulte La Rochelle 6-0
Béziers Angoulême 3-0
Brive Toulon 8-3
Graulhet Montauban 6-3
Mont-de-Marsan Auch 12-6
Stadoceste Périgueux 30-6

Quarter of finals[edit]

In bold the clubs qualified for the next round

Team 1 Team 2 Results
Agen Tulle 22-3
La Voulte Béziers 12-0
Brive Graulhet 5-0
Mont-de-Marsan Stadoceste 14-9


Team 1 Team 2 Results
Agen La Voulte 21-14
Brive Mont-de-Marsan 14-6

The two semifinals are signed by problems: La Voulte was eliminated beaause end the match with three players out for injuries in the second half.

During Brive-Mont de Marsn, the referee send off ome player of each team.

But the player of Brive (Normand) woolnd not banned for the final, that he will play.


Teams Agen - Brive
Score 15-8
Date 23 maggio 1965
Venue Stade Gerland, Lyon
Referee Bernard Marie
Agen Marius Lagiewski, Jean-Claude Malbet, Raymond Palladin, Jacques Fort, Michel Lasserre, Michel Sitjar, Serge Viotto, Francesco Zani, Pierre Lacroix, Jean-Claude Hiquet, Jean-Claude Soula, Jean-Pierre Razat, Pierre Gruppi, Bernard Pomiès, Jean-Louis Dehez, Serge Méricq, Georges Cavailles, Claude Salesse
Brive Pierre Marsaud, Pierre Bessot, Claude Freyssinet, Jean Normand, Roger Fite, Marcel Lewin, Gérard Burguet, Jean-Pierre Delfour, Marcel Puget, Jean-Claude Roques, Serge Castiglioni, Michel Marot, Claude Besson, Pierre Besson, Pierre Villepreux
Agen 2 tries Razat and Sitjar, 2 penaltys and 1 drop Dehez
Brive 2 tries Roques and P.Besson, 1 conversion Villepreux

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