2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 season

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2016–17 Pro D2
Countries France
Date25 August 2016 – 21 May 2017
ChampionsOyonnax
PromotedAgen
RelegatedBourgoin, Albi
Matches played480
Official website
www.lnr.fr

The 2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 was the second-level French rugby union club competition, behind the Top 14, for the 2016–17 season. It ran alongside the 2016–17 Top 14 competition; both competitions are operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR).

Teams[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne Agen (Lot-et-Garonne) Stade Armandie 14,000
SC Albi Albi (Tarn) Stadium Municipal d'Albi 13,000
Stade Aurillacois Cantal Auvergne Aurillac (Cantal) Stade Jean Alric 9,000
AS Béziers Hérault Béziers (Hérault) Stade de la Méditerranée 18,500
Biarritz Olympique Biarritz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Parc des Sports Aguiléra 15,000
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Bourgoin-Jallieu (Isère) Stade Pierre Rajon 10,000
US Carcassonne Carcassonne (Aude) Stade Albert Domec 10,000
US Colomiers Colomiers (Haute-Garonne) Stade Michel Bendichou 11,400
US Dax Dax (Landes) Stade Maurice Boyau 16,170
US Montauban Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne) Stade Sapiac 12,600
Stade Montois Mont-de-Marsan (Landes) Stade Guy Boniface 22,000
RC Narbonne Narbonne (Aude) Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié 12,000
Oyonnax Rugby Oyonnax (Ain) Stade Charles-Mathon 11,400
USA Perpignan Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales) Stade Aimé Giral 16,600
Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente Angoulême (Charente) Stade Chanzy 6,000
Rugby Club Vannes Vannes (Morbihan) Stade de la Rabine 9,500

Changes in the lineup from 2015–16 were:

  • Lyon won the 2015–16 Pro D2 title and were thereby automatically promoted to the Top 14. Bayonne won the promotion playoffs to secure the second promotion place.
  • The bottom finisher in 2015–16, Provence Rugby was relegated from Pro D2 to Fédérale 1. Tarbes was also relegated for financial reasons.
  • The two bottom finishers in the 2015–16 Top 14 season, Oyonnax and Agen, were relegated to Pro D2.
  • Soyaux Angoulême and Vannes won the Fédérale 1 promotion playoffs. The 2015–16 season was the first in which the promotion playoffs were separated from those for the traditional Fédérale 1 championship prize, Trophée Jean-Prat.

Competition format[edit]

The top team at the end of the regular season (after all the teams played one another twice, once at home, once away), is declared champion and earns a spot in the next Top 14 season. Teams ranked second to fifth compete in promotion playoffs, with the semifinals being played at the home ground of the higher-ranked team. The final is then played on neutral ground, and the winner earns the second ticket to the next Top 14.

The LNR uses a slightly different bonus points system from that used in most other rugby competitions. It trialled a new system in 2007–08 explicitly designed to prevent a losing team from earning more than one bonus point in a match,[1] a system that also made it impossible for either team to earn a bonus point in a drawn match. LNR chose to continue with this system for subsequent seasons.[2]

France's bonus point system operates as follows:[3]

  • 4 points for a win.
  • 2 points for a draw.
  • 1 bonus point for winning while scoring at least 3 more tries than the opponent. This replaces the standard bonus point for scoring 4 tries regardless of the match result.
  • 1 bonus point for losing by 5 points (or less). The required margin had been 7 points or less until being changed in advance of the 2014–15 season.

The 2016–17 season was the last for the then-current Pro D2 promotion system. From 2017–18 forward, Pro D2 will institute a playoff system identical to the one currently used in Top 14, with the top six teams qualifying for the playoffs and the top two teams receiving byes into the semifinals. The league championship and automatic promotion place will go to the winner of the playoffs; the runner-up will enter a playoff with the second-from-bottom Top 14 team, with the winner of that playoff taking up the final place in Top 14 for the following season.[4]

Table[edit]

The current table for the 2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 is:[5]

2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Oyonnax 30 19 0 11 790 637 +153 7 7 90
2 Agen 30 18 2 10 780 624 +156 5 6 87
3 Montauban 30 19 0 11 726 533 +193 6 4 86
4 Mont-de-Marsan 30 17 0 13 738 588 +150 6 9 83
5 Biarritz 30 18 0 12 730 637 +93 5 4 81
6 Perpignan 30 16 1 13 744 589 +155 9 4 79
7 Colomiers 30 17 1 12 760 593 +167 5 3 78
8 Aurillac 30 15 0 15 689 712 −23 5 5 70
9 Carcassonne 30 14 1 15 648 642 +6 3 3 64
10 Béziers 30 13 0 17 694 667 +27 7 4 63
11 Vannes 30 12 2 16 659 735 −76 2 7 61
12 Narbonne 30 14 1 15 616 746 −130 3 0 61
13 Soyaux Angoulême 30 13 1 16 565 686 −121 2 5 61
14 Dax 30 13 0 17 647 845 −198 1 6 59
15 Albi 30 12 2 16 641 781 −140 1 4 57
16 Bourgoin 30 4 1 25 452 864 −412 1 6 17
Legend:
Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Points Total
Green background denotes the champions, who are automatically promoted to Top 14.
Yellow background denotes winner of the promotion play-offs.
Blue background denotes teams that qualify for the promotion play-offs.
Red background relegation to Fédérale 1.

Notes:
When two teams have the same points total, position is determined by head-to-head results before points difference.
Bourgoin had 8 points deducted for financial irregularities.[6]

Relegation[edit]

Normally, the teams that finish in 15th and 16th places in the table are relegated to Fédérale 1 at the end of the season. In certain circumstances, "financial reasons" may cause a higher-placed team to be demoted instead, or prevent one of the two finalists in Fédérale 1 from promotion.

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

25 August 2016
20:45
Perpignan 19–16 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
26 August 2016
20:00
Dax 20–19 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
26 August 2016
20:00
Vannes 23–20 Montauban (1 BP)
Report
26 August 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 36–10 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
26 August 2016
20:00
Albi 23–23 Carcassonne
Report
26 August 2016
20:00
Bourgoin 19–18 Colomiers (1 BP)
Report
26 August 2016
20:30
Biarritz 25–6 Narbonne
Report
28 August 2016
14:15
(1 BP) Béziers 34–11 Agen
Report

Round 2[edit]

1 September 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Aurillac 49–13 Perpignan
Report
2 September 2016
20:00
Narbonne 29–27 Bourgoin (1 BP)
Report
2 September 2016
20:00
Colomiers 24–3 Carcassonne
Report
2 September 2016
20:00
Béziers 34–28 Oyonnax
Report
2 September 2016
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 23–22 Vannes (1 BP)
Report
2 September 2016
20:00
Montauban 22–11 Biarritz
Report
2 September 2016
20:30
Mont-de-Marsan 33–29 Dax (1 BP)
Report
4 September 2016
14:15
Agen 36–20 Albi
Report

Round 3[edit]

8 September 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Oyonnax 19–21 Colomiers
Report
9 September 2016
20:00
Narbonne 28–34 Albi
Report
9 September 2016
20:00
Mont-de-Marsan 12–6 Bourgoin
Report
9 September 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Biarritz 20–21 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
9 September 2016
20:00
Carcassonne 17–9 Béziers
Report
9 September 2016
20:00
Vannes 19–19 Agen
Report
9 September 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Perpignan 14–16 Dax
Report
11 September 2016
14:15
Aurillac 20–12 Montauban
Report

Round 4[edit]

15 September 2016
20:45
Agen 23–22 Biarritz (1 BP)
Report
16 September 2016
20:00
Colomiers 18–6 Narbonne
Report
16 September 2016
20:00
Montauban 22–18 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
16 September 2016
20:00
Dax 28–25 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
16 September 2016
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 21–6 Béziers
Report
16 September 2016
20:00
Bourgoin 15–15 Vannes
Report
16 September 2016
20:30
Albi 23–29 Aurillac
Report
18 September 2016
14:15
Carcassonne 38–20 Perpignan
Report

Round 5[edit]

22 September 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 21–23 Agen
Report
23 September 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 35–20 Carcassonne
Report
23 September 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Bourgoin 35–13 Dax
Report
23 September 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Aurillac 27–7 Narbonne
Report
23 September 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Béziers 36–15 Albi
Report
23 September 2016
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 25–15 Montauban
Report
23 September 2016
20:30
Biarritz 34–26 Colomiers
Report
25 September 2016
14:15
Vannes 19–13 Perpignan
Report

Round 6[edit]

6 October 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Perpignan 23–18 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
7 October 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Montauban 51–7 Bourgoin
Report
7 October 2016
20:00
Carcassonne 10–6 Soyaux Angoulême (1 BP)
Report
7 October 2016
20:00
Albi 27–20 Biarritz
Report
7 October 2016
20:00
Dax 33–27 Vannes
Report
7 October 2016
20:00
Colomiers 33–28 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
7 October 2016
20:30
Narbonne 23–22 Béziers (1 BP)
Report
9 October 2016
14:15
(1 BP) Agen 40–27 Aurillac
Report

Round 7[edit]

14 October 2016
20:00
Vannes 21–27 Narbonne
Report
14 October 2016
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 29–14 Dax
Report
14 October 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 32–12 Albi
Report
14 October 2016
20:00
Bourgoin 14–21 Agen
Report
14 October 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Biarritz 36–18 Carcassonne
Report
14 October 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Oyonnax 36–10 Montauban
Report
16 October 2016
12:30
Béziers 13–24 Perpignan
Report
16 October 2016
14:15
Aurillac 19–13 Colomiers
Report

Round 8[edit]

20 October 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Albi 16–18 Oyonnax
Report
21 October 2016
20:00
Montauban 38–23 Béziers
Report
21 October 2016
20:00
Agen 40–23 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
21 October 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 45–5 Vannes
Report
21 October 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Carcassonne 47–13 Aurillac
Report
21 October 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Perpignan 45–15 Bourgoin
Report
23 October 2016
14:15
(1 BP) Dax 41–16 Biarritz
Report

Round 9[edit]

27 October 2016
20:45
Oyonnax 21–16 Agen (1 BP)
Report
28 October 2016
20:00
Bourgoin 15–22 Biarritz
Report
28 October 2016
20:00
Monbautan 21–3 Narbonne
Report
28 October 2016
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 20–20 Perpignan
Report
28 October 2016
20:00
Vannes 34–6 Albi
Report
28 October 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Aurillac 32–9 Béziers
Report
30 October 2016
14:15
(1 BP) Colomiers 46–22 Dax
Report

Round 10[edit]

3 November 2016
20:45
Oyonnax 24–19 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
4 November 2016
20:00
Carcassonne 19–10 Bourgoin
Report
4 November 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Dax 21–24 Montauban
Report
4 November 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Biarritz 22–23 Vannes
Report
6 November 2016
14:15
(1 BP) Perpignan 22–26 Colomiers
Report

Round 11[edit]

17 November 2016
20:45
Agen 23–6 Perpignan
Report
18 November 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Vannes 22–25 Carcassonne
Report
18 November 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Narbonne 31–16 Dax
Report
18 November 2016
20:00
Montauban 23–6 Albi
Report
18 November 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Bourgoin 23–26 Oyonnax
Report
18 November 2016
20:30
Colomiers 15–12 Béziers (1 BP)
Report
20 November 2016
14:15
Aurillac 31–20 Biarritz
Report

Round 12[edit]

24 November 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Dax 30–32 Agen
Report
25 November 2016
20:00
Biarritz 26–22 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
25 November 2016
20:00
Albi 29–17 Colomiers
Report
25 November 2016
20:00
Carcassonne 17–28 Montauban
Report
25 November 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Soyaux Angoulême 35–6 Aurillac
Report
25 November 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Béziers 34–17 Bourgoin
Report
25 November 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Perpignan 66–13 Narbonne
Report
27 November 2016
14:15
(1 BP) Oyonnax 52–21 Vannes
Report

Round 13[edit]

1 December 2016
20:45
Biarritz 22–19 Perpignan (1 BP)
Report
2 December 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Bourgoin 15–20 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
2 December 2016
20:00
Montauban 26–11 Colomiers
Report
2 December 2016
20:00
Aurillac 25–21 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
2 December 2016
20:00
Vannes 14–13 Béziers (1 BP)
Report
2 December 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Dax 19–23 Albi
Report
2 December 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Agen 33–7 Carcassonne
Report
4 December 2016
14:15
Narbonne 21–16 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report

Round 14[edit]

8 December 2016
20:45
Colomiers 33–27 Agen
Report
9 December 2016
20:00
Mont-de-Marsan 22–21 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
9 December 2016
20:00
Aurillac 24–22 Vannes (1 BP)
Report
9 December 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Carcassonne 36–0 Dax
Report
9 December 2016
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 23–10 Narbonne
Report
9 December 2016
20:00
Albi 35–24 Bourgoin
Report
9 December 2016
20:30
(1 BP) Montauban 31–0 Perpignan
Report
11 December 2016
14:15
Béziers 23–34 Biarritz
Report

Round 15[edit]

15 December 2016
20:45
Vannes 13–26 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
16 December 2016
20:00
Narbonne 27–26 Carcassonne (1 BP)
Report
16 December 2016
20:00
(1 BP) Perpignan 27–9 Albi
Report
16 December 2016
20:00
Dax 23–13 Béziers
Report
16 December 2016
20:00
Bourgoin 20–3 Aurillac
Report
16 December 2016
20:00
Oyonnax 33–26 Biarritz
Report
16 December 2016
20:30
Agen 28–23 Montauban (1 BP)
Report
18 December 2016
14:15
Soyaux Angoulême 26–25 Colomiers (1 BP)
Report

Round 16[edit]

5 January 2017
20:45
Aurillac 19–16 Agen (1 BP)
Report
6 January 2017
20:00
Carcassonne 34–19 Oyonnax
Report
6 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Montauban 36–13 Vannes
Report
6 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 42–5 Bourgoin
Report
6 January 2017
20:00
Albi 13–13 Narbonne
Report
6 January 2017
20:30
Biarritz 30–18 Dax
Report
7 January 2017
13:00
Mont-de-Marsan 21–10 Perpignan
Report

Round 17[edit]

13 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Bourgoin 19–20 Carcassonne
Report
13 January 2017
20:00
Oyonnax 34–23 Béziers
Report
13 January 2017
20:00
Dax 18–12 Colomiers
Report
13 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Vannes 27–30 Biarritz
Report
13 January 2017
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 26–17 Albi
Report
13 January 2017
20:30
Agen 29–15 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
15 January 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Perpignan 41–20 Aurillac
Report

Round 18[edit]

19 January 2017
20:45
Biarritz 20–17 Agen (1 BP)
Report
20 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Albi 25–30 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
20 January 2017
20:00
Carcassonne 29–27 Vannes (1 BP)
Report
20 January 2017
20:00
Dax 30–22 Bourgoin
Report
20 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Béziers 39–10 Narbonne
Report
20 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Montauban 27–3 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
20 January 2017
20:30
Colomiers 32–20 Perpignan
Report
22 January 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Aurillac 24–26 Oyonnax
Report

Round 19[edit]

26 January 2017
20:45
Soyaux Angoulême 12–19 Biarritz
Report
27 January 2017
20:00
Vannes 16–22 Dax
Report
27 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Béziers 25–9 Aurillac
Report
27 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 54–16 Albi
Report
27 January 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Agen 34–0 Bourgoin
Report
27 January 2017
20:30
Perpignan 17–13 Carcassonne (1 BP)
Report
29 January 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 34–16 Montauban
Report

Round 20[edit]

9 February 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Biarritz 34–10 Montauban
Report
10 February 2017
20:00
Aurillac 30–26 Soyaux Angoulême (1 BP)
Report
10 February 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Albi 19–22 Vannes
Report
10 February 2017
20:00
Carcassonne 25–22 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
10 February 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Dax 18–22 Narbonne
Report
10 February 2017
20:00
Bourgoin 12–26 Perpignan
Report
10 February 2017
20:30
Colomiers 30–20 Oyonnax
Report
12 February 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Agen 23–25 Béziers
Report

Round 21[edit]

16 February 2017
20:45
Montauban 28–8 Aurillac
Report
17 February 2017
20:00
Béziers 26–17 Carcassonne
Report
17 February 2017
20:00
Vannes 19–16 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
17 February 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Albi 52–7 Dax
Report
17 February 2017
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 37–22 Bourgoin
Report
17 February 2017
20:00
Narbonne 24–22 Biarritz (1 BP)
Report
17 February 2017
20:30
Mont-de-Marsan 28–18 Colomiers
Report
19 February 2017
14:15
Perpignan 37–20 Agen
Report

Round 22[edit]

23 February 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Colomiers 36–21 Albi
Report
24 February 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Agen 32–22 Narbonne
Report
24 February 2017
20:00
Dax 27–22 Soyaux Angoulême (1 BP)
Report
24 February 2017
20:00
Bourgoin 16–14 Montauban (1 BP)
Report
24 February 2017
20:00
Aurillac 26–17 Carcassonne
Report
24 February 2017
20:30
Biarritz 25–18 Béziers
Report
26 February 2017
14:15
Perpignan 39–34 Vannes (1 BP)
Report

Round 23[edit]

2 March 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Montauban 18–22 Agen
Report
3 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Béziers 52–17 Dax
Report
3 March 2017
20:00
Narbonne 23–19 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
3 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 33–3 Vannes
Report
3 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Biarritz 29–10 Bourgoin
Report
3 March 2017
20:30
(1 BP) Soyaux Angoulême 9–13 Oyonnax
Report
5 March 2017
14:15
Albi 26–24 Perpignan (1 BP)
Report

Round 24[edit]

9 March 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Carcassonne 32–9 Biarritz
Report
10 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Bourgoin 19–23 Albi
Report
10 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Colomiers 51–9 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
10 March 2017
20:00
Vannes 26–15 Aurillac
Report
10 March 2017
20:00
Oyonnax 30–22 Narbonne
Report
10 March 2017
20:30
Agen 28–23 Dax (1 BP)
Report
12 March 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Perpignan 37–3 Montauban
Report

Round 25[edit]

23 March 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Agen 26–31 Oyonnax
Report
24 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Biarritz 38–9 Albi
Report
24 March 2017
20:00
Dax 24–18 Perpignan
Report
24 March 2017
20:00
Soyaux Angoulême 30–20 Mont-de-Marsan
Report
24 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Aurillac 40–14 Bourgoin
Report
24 March 2017
20:30
Montauban 20–6 Carcassonne
Report

Round 26[edit]

30 March 2017
20:45
Perpignan 17–8 Biarritz
Report
31 March 2017
20:00
Vannes 26–3 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
31 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 46–26 Dax
Report
31 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 37–6 Narbonne
Report
31 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Albi 13–16 Montauban
Report
31 March 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Bourgoin 9–13 Béziers
Report
31 March 2017
20:30
Colomiers 21–19 Aurillac (1 BP)
Report
2 April 2017
14:15
Carcassonne 12–19 Agen
Report

Round 27[edit]

6 April 2017
20:45
Biarritz 16–13 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
7 April 2017
20:00
Dax 25–15 Carcassonne
Report
7 April 2017
20:00
Bourgoin 14–56 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
7 April 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Soyaux Angoulême 19–22 Agen
Report
7 April 2017
20:00
Aurillac 37–20 Albi
Report
7 April 2017
20:30
Vannes 19–15 Colomiers (1 BP)
Report
9 April 2017
14:15
Narbonne 12–28 Perpignan (1 BP)
Report

Round 28[edit]

20 April 2017
20:45
Colomiers 37–13 Biarritz
Report
21 April 2017
20:00
Montauban 40–31 Dax
Report
21 April 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Agen 56–7 Vannes
Report
21 April 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 33–6 Bourgoin
Report
21 April 2017
20:00
Carcassonne 26–13 Narbonne
Report
21 April 2017
20:00
Albi 25–23 Béziers (1 BP)
Report
21 April 2017
20:30
(1 BP) Perpignan 36–7 Soyaux Angoulême
Report
23 April 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 43–25 Aurillac
Report

Round 29[edit]

27 April 2017
20:45
Oyonnax 19–9 Perpignan
Report
28 April 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Soyaux Angoulême 31–14 Carcassonne
Report
28 April 2017
20:00
Dax 17–13 Mont-de-Marsan (1 BP)
Report
28 April 2017
20:00
Albi 20–18 Agen (1 BP)
Report
28 April 2017
20:00
Béziers 43–36 Vannes (1 BP)
Report
28 April 2017
20:00
Bourgoin 22–48 Narbonne (1 BP)
Report
28 April 2017
20:30
(1 BP) Biarritz 41–8 Aurillac
Report
30 April 2017
14:15
Colomiers 25–34 Montauban (1 BP)
Report

Round 30[edit]

7 May 2017
14:15
Agen 13–13 Colomiers
Report
7 May 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Mont-de-Marsan 35–40 Biarritz
Report
7 May 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Carcassonne 36–41 Albi
Report
7 May 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Aurillac 54–19 Dax
Report
7 May 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Vannes 56–0 Bourgoin
Report
7 May 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Perpignan 54–17 Béziers
Report
7 May 2017
14:15
(1 BP) Montauban 57–10 Oyonnax
Report

Play–offs[edit]

The highest ranked team at the end of the regular season, Oyonnax Rugby, earned automatic promotion to the Top 14 as champion de France de PRO D2 2017.

Semi–finals[edit]

The semi–finals followed a 2 v 5, 3 v 4 system, with the higher ranked team playing at home.

13 May 2017
21:00
Montauban 24–13 Mont-de-Marsan
Try: Swanepoel 7' m
Ascarat 57' c
Con: Bosviel (1/2) 57'
Pen: Bosviel (3/4) 31', 48', 79'
Drop: Bosviel (1/1) 6'
Report Try: Negrotto 63' c
Con: Loustalot (1/1) 64'
Pen: James (2/3) 15', 40'

14 May 2017
14:15
Agen 26–14 Biarritz
Try: Erbani 9' c
Darbo 40' c
Con: Darbo (2/2) 10', 40+1'
Pen: Darbo (4/6) 14', 51', 71', 75'
Report Try: Lucu 55' m
Pen: Lucu (3/4) 3', 5', 61'

Final[edit]

The winners of the semi–finals played off for the second promotion spot to the Top 14.

21 May 2017
15:15
Agen 41–20 Montauban
Try: Darbo 3' c
Murday 26' c
Paris 33' c
Nakosi 63' c
Fouyssac 67' c
Con: Darbo (5/5) 3', 28', 34', 64', 68'
Pen: Darbo (2/2) 13', 52'
Report Try: Sukanaveita 38' c
Tupuola 73' c
Con: Bosviel (2/2) 39', 73'
Pen: Bosviel (2/2) 29', 40+1'

Leading scorers[edit]

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under World Rugby eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-WR nationalities.

Number of teams by regions[edit]

Teams Region or country Team(s)
7 Occitanie Albi, Béziers, Carcassonne, Colomiers, Montauban, Narbonne, and Perpignan
5 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Agen, Biarritz, Dax, Mont-de-Marsan, and Soyaux Angoulême
3  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Aurillac, Bourgoin, and Oyonnax
1  Brittany Vannes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Article 330, Section 3.2. Points "terrain"" (PDF). Règlements de la Ligue Nationale de Rugby 2008/2009, Chapitre 2 : Règlement sportif du Championnat de France Professionnel (in French). LNR. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Article 330, Section 3.2. Points "terrain" et points de bonus" (PDF). Statuts et Reglements de la Ligue Nationale de Rugby 2014/2015, Chapitre 2 : Règlement sportif des championnats profesionnels (in French). Ligue Nationale de Rugby. p. 166. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  4. ^ Mortimer, Gavin (18 August 2016). "French rugby enjoys a popularity boom as it looks to the future". Rugby World. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  6. ^ "PROD2, Bourgoin - Retrait de 8 points". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (Press release) (in French). 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Rugby Pro D2 Top Try Scorers". lnr.fr. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

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