The 1997–1998 French Rugby Union Championship was played by 20 teams divided in the preliminary phase in two pools of 12. The first four team of each pool were admitted to quarters of final.
Stade Français won the title beating in the final the Montferrand (that lose for 5th time the final). It was the first victory for Stade Français after 90 years, the last was in 1908.
For the first time, the final was played in the new Stade de France
Montpellier was relegated in second division. Five team was promoted from the second division in order to increase to 24 the team participating to 1998–99 championship.
Quarters of final
|Try: Simon, Bolbolo, Mytton
Dominici and Gomes
Con: Dominguez 3
Stade Français: Serge Simon, Vincent Moscato, Philippe Gimbert, David Auradou, Hervé Chaffardon, Marc Lièvremont, Richard Pool-Jones, Christophe Juillet, Christophe Laussucq, Diego Dominguez, Emori Bolobolo, Cliff Mytton, Franck Comba, Christophe Dominici, Arthur Gomes – Replacements: Grant Ross, Sylvain Marconnet, Geoffrey Abadie, Olivier Roumat, Christophe Moni, Laurent Pedrosa, Ludovic Loustau
Perpignan : Renaud Peillard, Jacques Lançon, Stéphane de Bésombes, Jérôme Pradal, Mike James, Sylvain Deroeux, Gérard Majoral, Thomas Lièvremont, Jacques Basset, Laurent Salies, Grégory Tutard, Mathieu Barrau, Didier Plana, Alewyn Joubert, Gérald Bastide- Replacements: Michel Konieck, Pascal Meya, Gaël Arandiga, Christophe Perarnau, Alain Fourny, Hervé Laporte, Olivier Olibeau