2002–03 Top 16 season

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2002–03 Top 16 season
Countries  France
Champions Stade Français (11th title)
Runners-up SU Agen
Relegated Stade Montois and Bouderux-Begles

The 2002-03 Top 16 season was the top level of French club rugby in 2002-03.The competition was played by 16 team. In the first phase, two pool of 8 was Played. The first 4 of each pool was admitted to the "top 8", the tournament for the title, the other to a relegation tournament.

First round[edit]

(3 point for victories, 2 point for drawn, 1 point for losses)

Pool A[edit]

Clubs BIA BOR BOU CAS GRE MTB MFR STF
Biarritz 41-13 30-16 34-27 30-27 30-12 24-16 22-5
Bordeaux-Bègles 15-22 36-21 30-20 26-10 31-10 20-20 15-6
Bourgoin 39-13 31-26 26-26 21-15 19-6 37-10 38-28
Castres 18-39 24-21 27-22 47-19 15-15 24-21 15-34
Grenoble 22-14 40-0 17-5 36-28 38-9 21-22 3-9
Montauban 25-13 22-15 15-16 18-17 16-27 24-17 22-22
Montferrand 16-20 20-6 21-11 22-0 14-17 55-7 22-12
Stade Français 22-15 30-19 20-12 35-15 25-13 43-27 15-3


Home victory Tie Home loss
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Biarritz 14 10 0 4 347 273 74 34
2 Stade Français 14 9 1 4 306 241 65 33
3 Bourgoin 14 7 1 6 314 290 24 29
4 Grenoble 14 7 0 7 305 266 39 28
5 Montferrand 14 6 1 7 279 238 41 27
6 Bourdeaux-Begles 14 5 1 8 273 317 -44 25
7 Castres 14 4 2 8 303 372 -69 24
8 Montauban 14 4 2 8 228 358 -130 24

Pool B[edit]

Clubs AGE BEZ COL MDM NAR PAU PER TOU
Agen 35-12 19-12 34-8 30-6 58-13 18-6 27-19
Béziers 26-30 32-9 29-7 31-24 15-15 9-34 15-18
Colomiers 9-35 23-16 33-28 29-12 12-6 14-9 18-38
Mont-de-Marsan 6-16 32-20 32-24 15-15 17-25 22-23 6-42
Narbonne 22-10 32-26 34-7 26-5 28-22 18-13 16-31
Pau 16-18 31-25 40-28 34-13 40-25 17-6 20-20
USA Perpignan 16-23 22-6 32-3 50-6 39-0 24-12 32-17
Tolouse 27-6 39-19 12-6 36-11 32-24 28-16 43-20
Home Victory Tie Home loss


Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Agen 14 12 0 2 359 198 161 38
2 Toulouse 14 11 1 2 402 236 166 37
3 Perpignan 14 8 0 6 326 208 118 30
4 Pau 14 6 2 6 307 317 -10 28
5 Narbonne 14 6 1 7 282 330 -48 27
6 Colomiers 14 5 0 9 227 345 -118 24
7 Béziers 14 3 1 10 281 351 -70 21
8 Mont-de-Marsan 14 2 1 11 208 407 -199 19

Poul Relegation[edit]

The teams sum to the point obtained in the first round, the point obtained in the matches played with the 4 team from other group (hone and away).

Clubs BEZ BOR CAS COL MDM MTB MFR NAR
Béziers 27-12 26-22 36-24 20-24
Bègles-Bordeaux 40-48 44-19 24-12 42-10
Castres 29-13 44-25 54-20 42-34
Colomiers 22-18 39-20 32-21 15-15
Mont-de-Marsan 26-25 28-16 16-11 33-33
Montauban 27-13 28-18 47-26 25-18
Montferrand 45-7 38-7 33-24 22-25
Narbonne 41-38 22-15 27-29 35-32


Home Victory Tie Home loss
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Montferrand 22 10 3 9 521 404 117 45
2 Narbonne 22 10 1 11 494 575 -81 43
3 Montauban 22 9 2 11 440 544 -104 42
4 Castres 22 8 2 12 545 579 -34 40
5 Begles-Bordeaux 22 8 1 13 518 528 -10 39
6 Colomiers 22 8 1 13 404 573 -169 39
7 Béziers 22 7 1 14 471 574 -103 37
8 Mont-de-Marsan 22 5 2 15 393 650 -257 34

Bourdeaux-Begles was relegated o the Pro D2 for 2003-04 by DNACG (nationale d'aide et de contrôle de gestion federal commission for finance control of the professional clubs due to financial irregularities.

Bordeaux was one of the four teams that always played in the first division of French championship after the First World War, with Tolouse, Agen and Montferrand. So Béziers was saved to relegation.

Top 8[edit]

Two Pool of 4 teams. The first two of each pool were qualified for semifinals. Them and the third also qualified for 2004–05 Heineken Cup

Poule A
15 mar. Grenoble - Stade Français 7 - 28
15 mar. Agen - Perpignan 18 - 12
4 apr. Perpignan - Grenoble 38 - 14
5 apr. Stade Français - Agen 28 - 16
18 apr. Perpignan - Stade Français 12 - 13
19 apr. Agen - Grenoble 25 - 16
3 may Grenoble - Agen 28 - 31
3 may Stade Français - Perpignan 24 - 19
10 may Stade Français - Grenoble 53 - 27
10 may Perpignan - Agen 26 - 22
17 may Agen - Stade Français 30 - 11
17 may Grenoble - Perpignan 35 - 12


Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Stade Français 6 5 0 1 167 111 56 16
2 Agen 6 4 0 2 142 121 21 14
3 Perpignan 6 2 0 4 119 136 -17 10
4 Grenoble 6 1 0 5 127 187 -60 8
Poule B
15 mar. Biarritz - Toulouse 22 - 15
15 mar. Bourgoin - Pau 49 - 23
4 apr. Toulouse - Bourgoin 37 - 19
5 apr. Pau - Biarritz 30 - 39
18 apr. Pau - Toulouse 33 - 55
19 apr. Bourgoin - Biarritz 14 - 6
3 may Biarritz - Bourgoin 39 - 16
3 may Toulouse - Pau 58 - 23
10 may Toulouse - Biarritz 34 - 20
10 may Pau - Bourgoin 15 - 15
17 may Bourgoin - Toulouse 82 - 19
17 may Biarritz - Pau 31 - 23


Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Toulouse 6 4 0 2 218 199 19 14
2 Biarritz 6 4 0 2 157 132 25 14
3 Bourgoin 6 3 0 3 195 141 54 12
4 Pau 6 1 0 5 149 247 -98 8

Semifinals[edit]

31 may 2003
Toulouse 22 - 16 Agen
Try: Y.Jauzion
Con: Y. Delaigue
Pen: Y. Delaigue 5
Try: C. Stoltz
Con: Gelez
Pen: Gelez 3


Final[edit]

7 June 2003
Stade Français 32 - 18 Toulouse
Try: Galthié, Corleto
Con: Dominguez 2
Pen: Dominguez 5, Liebenberg 1
Pen: Michalak 5, Delaigue
Stade de France, Paris

Stade Français: Sylvain Marconnet, Benoît August, Pieter de Villiers, David Auradou, Mike James, Pierre Rabadan, Raphaël Jéchoux, Patrick Tabacco, Fabien Galthié, Diego Dominguez, Thomas Lombard, Stéphane Glas, Brian Liebenberg, Christophe Dominici, Ignacio Corleto - Replacements : Mathieu Blin, Pablo Lemoine, Rémy Martin, Jérôme Fillol, Cliff Mytton, Arnaud Marchois, Arthur Gomes

Toulouse : Benoît Lecouls, Yannick Bru, Patrice Collazo, David Gérard, Fabien Pelous, Trevor Brennan, Jean Bouilhou, Christian Labit, Frédéric Michalak, Yann Delaigue, Vincent Clerc, Yannick Jauzion, Émile Ntamack, Xavier Garbajosa, Clément Poitrenaud - Replacements : William Servat, Jean-Baptiste Poux, Grégory Lamboley, Jean-Baptiste Élissalde, Cédric Desbrosse, Cédric Heymans, Finau Maka

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