2016–17 Top 14 season

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2016–17 Top 14
Countries  France
Date 20 August 2016 – 4 June 2017
Champions Clermont (2nd title)
Runners-up Toulon
Relegated Bayonne, Grenoble
Matches played 187
Attendance 2,715,497
(average 14,521 per match)
Highest attendance 79,771 (play-offs)
Clermont v Toulon
4 June 2017
51,672 (league stage)
Toulon v Toulouse
9 April 2016
Lowest attendance 5,000
Stade Français v Grenoble
20 August 2016
Top point scorer France Gaëtan Germain (Brive)
324 points
Top try scorer Fiji Waisea Nayacalevu (Stade Français)
14 tries
Official website
www.lnr.fr

The 2016–17 Top 14 competition was the 118th French domestic rugby union club competition operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR). Two new teams from the 2015–16 Pro D2 season were promoted to Top 14 this year, Bayonne and Lyon in place of the two relegated teams, Agen and Oyonnax. It marked the first time that both promoted teams had returned on their first opportunity after relegation (Bayonne and Lyon were both relegated during the 2014–15 Top 14 season).

Teams[edit]

Club City (department) Stadium Capacity
Bayonne Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Stade Jean Dauger 16,934
Bordeaux Bègles Bordeaux (Gironde) Stade Chaban-Delmas (Bordeaux) 34,694
Brive Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze) Stade Amédée-Domenech 13,979[a 1]
Castres Castres (Tarn) Stade Pierre-Antoine 11,500
Clermont Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme) Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin 19,022
Grenoble Grenoble (Isère) Stade des Alpes[a 2] 20,068
La Rochelle La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime) Stade Marcel-Deflandre 15,000
Lyon Lyon (Rhône) Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Matmut Stadium
25,000
11,805
Montpellier Montpellier (Hérault) Altrad Stadium 15,697[a 3]
Pau Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Stade du Hameau 18,000[a 4]
Racing 92 Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine) Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir[a 5] 14,000
Stade Français Paris, 16th arrondissement Stade Jean-Bouin 20,000
Toulon Toulon (Var) Stade Mayol[a 6] 15,820[a 7]
Toulouse Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) Stade Ernest-Wallon[a 8] 19,500

Number of teams by regions[edit]

Teams Region or country Team(s)
5 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bayonne, Bordeaux Bègles, Brive, La Rochelle, and Pau
3  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Clermont, Grenoble, and Lyon
Occitanie Castres, Montpellier, and Toulouse
2  Île-de-France Racing 92 and Stade Français
1  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Toulon

Competition format[edit]

The top six teams at the end of the regular season (after all the teams played one another twice, once at home, once away) enter a knockout stage to decide the Champions of France. This consists of three rounds: the teams finishing third to sixth in the table play quarter-finals (hosted by the third and fourth placed teams). The winners then face the top two teams in the semi-finals, with the winners meeting in the final at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

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,[2] 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.[3]

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 fewer). The margin had been 7 points until being changed prior to the 2014–15 season.

Table[edit]

2016–17 Top 14 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff. Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 La Rochelle (SF) 26 17 3 6 707 498 +209 68 46 6 5 85
2 Clermont (CH) 26 15 3 8 800 562 +238 87 59 8 4 78
3 Montpellier (QF) 26 16 0 10 750 564 +186 80 50 7 5 76
4 Toulon (RU) 26 14 2 10 674 511 +163 68 49 5 4 69
5 Castres (QF) 26 13 1 12 667 509 +158 65 38 5 4 63
6 Racing (SF) 26 14 1 11 586 616 –30 62 62 3 1 62
7 Stade Français 26 12 1 13 643 638 +5 65 58 5 4 59
8 Brive 26 13 1 12 577 634 –57 41 64 0 3 58
9 Pau 26 12 1 13 604 701 –97 58 70 2 5 57
10 Lyon 26 11 2 13 573 632 –59 55 56 3 4 55
11 Bordeaux 26 11 1 14 569 581 –12 51 51 2 6 54
12 Toulouse 26 11 0 15 537 561 –24 53 46 2 6 53
13 Grenoble (R) 26 7 1 18 611 852 –241 58 89 2 6 38
14 Bayonne (R) 26 6 3 17 466 905 –439 41 107 0 0 30

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Competition points earned in head-to-head matches
  2. Points difference in head-to-head matches
  3. Try differential in head-to-head matches
  4. Points difference in all matches
  5. Try differential in all matches
  6. Points scored in all matches
  7. Tries scored in all matches
  8. Fewer matches forfeited
  9. Classification in the previous Top 14 season
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final play-off places and receive berths in the 2017–18 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final play-off places, and receive berths in the Champions Cup.
Yellow background (row 7) advances to a play-off for a chance to compete in the Champions Cup.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2017–18 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Red background (row 13 and 14) will be relegated to Rugby Pro D2. Final table

Relegation[edit]

Normally, the teams that finish in 13th and 14th places in the table are relegated to Pro D2 at the end of the season. In certain circumstances, "financial reasons" may cause a higher placed team to be demoted instead. This last happened at the end of the 2009–10 season when 12th place Montauban were relegated thereby reprieving 13th place Bayonne.

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

20 August 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Stade Français 54–20 Grenoble
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Laurent Cardona
20 August 2016
20:45
Lyon 15–15 Brive
Report
Matmut Stadium
Attendance: 8,385
Referee: Thomas Charabas
20 August 2016
20:45
Toulouse 20–12 Montpellier
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 12,400
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
20 August 2016
20:45
Bordeaux Bègles 15–9 Racing
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 22,771
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
20 August 2016
20:45
Castres 28–11 Pau
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,103
Referee: Sébastien Minery
20 August 2016
20:45
La Rochelle 30–30 Clermont
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Adrien Descottes
21 August 2016
18:15
Bayonne 28–23 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 16,933
Referee: Salem Attalah

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Round 2[edit]

27 August 2016
14:45
(1 BP) Pau 18–22 Toulon
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
27 August 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Grenoble 19–22 La Rochelle
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 11,500
Referee: Tual Trainini
27 August 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Racing 29–16 Lyon
Report
27 August 2016
18:30
Bayonne 12–12 Castres
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 12,800
Referee: Maxime Chalon
27 August 2016
18:30
Brive 28–20 Stade Français
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,098
Referee: Cédric Marchat
27 August 2016
20:45
Toulouse 22–17 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 12,356
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
28 August 2016
16:15
(1 BP) Montpellier 22–26 Clermont
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 11,784
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère

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Round 3[edit]

3 September 2016
14:45
Stade Français 30–30 Clermont
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 15,538
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
3 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Pau 25–9 Bayonne
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Laurent Cardona
3 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Lyon 32–13 Grenoble
Report
Matmut Stadium
Attendance: 10,827
Referee: Cédric Marchat
3 September 2016
18:30
Castres 18–26 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 7,903
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
3 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Toulon 21–25 Brive
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 12,676
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
4 September 2016
16:15
Bordeaux Bègles 15–32 Montpellier
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 20,306
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
4 September 2016
21:00
Racing 28–14 Toulouse
Report

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Round 4[edit]

10 September 2016
14:45
Stade Français 29–25 Castres (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 8,596
Referee: Thomas Charabas
10 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Montpellier 41–13 Pau
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 9,093
Referee: Pierre Brousset
10 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) La Rochelle 43–18 Lyon
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Maxime Chalon
10 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Bordeaux Bègles 40–20 Bayonne
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 25,410
Referee: Adrien Descottes
10 September 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Clermont 47–10 Racing
Report
11 September 2016
12:30
Grenoble 36–23 Brive
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Sébastien Minery
11 September 2016
16:15
Toulouse 15–32 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,839
Referee: Jérôme Garcès

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Round 5[edit]

17 September 2016
14:45
Lyon 25–20 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Matmut Stadium
Attendance: 10,316
Referee: Tual Trainini
17 September 2016
18:30
Bayonne 9–21 Montpellier
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 11,425
Referee: Cédric Marchat
17 September 2016
18:30
Pau 23–6 Stade Français
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Romain Poite
17 September 2016
18:30
Brive 29–28 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,193
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
17 September 2016
20:45
(1 BP) Clermont 40–16 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
18 September 2016
12:30
(1 BP) Castres 46–9 Grenoble
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,034
Referee: Adrien Descottes
18 September 2016
16:15
(1 BP) Racing 41–30 Toulon
Report

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Round 6[edit]

24 September 2016
14:45
Castres 31–23 Racing
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,845
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
24 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Bordeaux Bègles 32–10 Lyon
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 18,564
Referee: Sébastien Minery
24 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Grenoble 38–39 Pau
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Thomas Charabas
24 September 2016
18:30
(1 BP) La Rochelle 34–17 Bayonne
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pierre Brousset
24 September 2016
20:45
Toulouse 23–18 Stade Français (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 12,889
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
25 September 2016
12:30
(1 BP) Montpellier 42–13 Brive
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,417
Referee: Laurent Cardona
25 September 2016
16:15
Toulon 23–21 Clermont (1 BP)
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,290
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère

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Round 7[edit]

1 October 2016
14:45
Clermont 29–19 Castres
Report
1 October 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Pau 28–30 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 10,521
Referee: Cédric Marchat
1 October 2016
18:30
Bayonne 22–22 Lyon
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 10,200
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
1 October 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Toulouse 31–3 Grenoble
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 10,034
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
1 October 2016
20:45
Brive 25–16 Racing
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 10,526
Referee: Thomas Charabas
2 October 2016
12:30
Stade Français 31–26 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Bouin
Attendance: 10,222
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
2 October 2016
16:15
(1 BP) Toulon 28–6 Montpellier
Report
Stade Vélodrome
Attendance: 38,012
Referee: Salem Attalah

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Round 8[edit]

8 October 2016
14:45
Racing 29–22 Stade Français
Report
Stade Yves du Manoir
Attendance: 11,465
Referee: Laurent Cardona
8 October 2016
18:30
Montpellier 28–19 Castres
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Sébastien Minery
8 October 2016
18:30
Bordeaux Bègles 27–25 Brive (1 BP)
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 23,403
Referee: Pierre Brousset
8 October 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Grenoble 44–16 Bayonne
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Maxime Chalon
8 October 2016
20:45
La Rochelle 17–17 Toulon
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
9 October 2016
12:30
Lyon 27–22 Pau (1 BP)
Report
Matmut Stadium
Attendance: 9,787
Referee: Adrien Descottes
9 October 2016
16:15
Clermont 29–25 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report

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Round 9[edit]

29 October 2016
14:45
(1 BP) Pau 20–24 Toulouse
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Thomas Charabas
29 October 2016
18:30
Stade Français 25–19 Lyon
Report
Stade Jean Bouin
Attendance: 8,788
Referee: Cédric Marchat
29 October 2016
18:30
Montpellier 12–11 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Maxime Chalon
29 October 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Toulon 42–12 Grenoble
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,507
Referee: Pierre Brousset
29 October 2016
20:45
Bayonne 3–16 Racing
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 13,930
Referee: Romain Poite
30 October 2016
12:30
Castres 33–27 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,710
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
30 October 2016
16:15
Brive 16–40 Clermont (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 13,979
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère

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Round 10[edit]

5 November 2016
14:45
Bordeaux Bègles 37–19 Stade Français
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 24,473
Referee: Thomas Charabas
5 November 2016
18:30
Toulouse 16–15 Castres (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 14,417
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
5 November 2016
18:30
Brive 26–9 Bayonne
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 8,979
Referee: Adrien Descottes
5 November 2016
18:30
Clermont 21–20 Grenoble (1 BP)
Report
5 November 2016
20:45
Racing 21–9 Montpellier
Report
6 November 2016
12:30
(1 BP) La Rochelle 27–6 Pau
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tual Trainini
6 November 2016
16:15
Lyon 27–13 Toulon
Report
Matmut Stadium
Attendance: 11,805
Referee: Laurent Cardona

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Round 11[edit]

12 November 2016
14:45
Pau 26–17 Racing
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 10,018
Referee: Sébastien Minery
12 November 2016
20:15
Castres 32–13 Brive
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,150
Referee: Tual Trainini
12 November 2016
20:15
Montpellier 25–20 Lyon (1 BP)
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,250
Referee: Pierre Brousset
12 November 2016
20:15
(1 BP) Grenoble 22–24 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 15,132
Referee: Salem Attalah
12 November 2016
20:45
Bayonne 22–14 Clermont
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 12,589
Referee: Maxime Chalon
13 November 2016
14:50
La Rochelle 25–19 Toulouse
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Romain Poite
13 November 2016
21:00
Toulon 31–12 Stade Français
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 11,207
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

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Round 12[edit]

19 November 2016
14:45
(1 BP) Castres 34–17 Toulon
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,517
Referee: Romain Poite
19 November 2016
17:00
Racing 29–24 Grenoble (1 BP)
Report
19 November 2016
17:00
Brive 38–25 Pau
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 9,343
Referee: Laurent Cardona
19 November 2016
17:00
Clermont 16–13 Lyon (1 BP)
Report
19 November 2016
17:00
Bordeaux Bègles 26–0 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 28,212
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
20 November 2016
12:30
Stade Français 21–17 Montpellier (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Bouin
Attendance: 7,226
Referee: Salem Attalah
20 November 2016
16:15
Bayonne 16–13 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Tual Trainini

[15]


Round 13[edit]

3 December 2016
14:45
Pau 40–35 Clermont (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Pierre Brousset
3 December 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Stade Français 51–5 Bayonne
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 9,774
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
3 December 2016
18:30
(1 BP) Lyon 19–23 Castres
Report
Matmut Stadium
Attendance: 10,352
Referee: Juan Sylvestre
3 December 2016
18:30
Grenoble 37–51 Montpellier (1 BP)
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Romain Poite
3 December 2016
20:45
La Rochelle 23–23 Racing
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 13,860
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
4 December 2016
12:30
(1 BP) Toulouse 30–12 Brive
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 12,078
Referee: Adrien Descottes
4 December 2016
16:15
(1 BP) Toulon 37–10 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 12,441
Referee: Laurent Cardona

[16]


Round 14[edit]

22 December 2016
20:45
Grenoble 26–22 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Thomas Charabas
23 December 2016
17:00
Brive 22–6 Lyon
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,973
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
23 December 2016
19:00
(1 BP) Clermont 46–10 Stade Français
Report
23 December 2016
19:00
(1 BP) Bordeaux Bègles 16–18 Pau
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 23,219
Referee: Cédric Marchat
23 December 2016
19:00
Bayonne 17–42 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Romain Poite
23 December 2016
19:00
Racing 23–10 Castres
Report
23 December 2016
21:00
Montpellier 33–29 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 14,997
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

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Round 15[edit]

30 December 2016
20:45
Lyon 19–16 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Matmut Stadium
Attendance: 10,183
Referee: Tual Trainini
31 December 2016
13:00
Pau 32–27 Montpellier (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 12,064
Referee: Salem Attalah
31 December 2016
15:00
(1 BP) Castres 47–18 Bayonne
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,740
Referee: Adrien Descottes
31 December 2016
15:00
Stade Français 12–10 Brive (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Bouin
Attendance: 7,816
Referee: Laurent Cardona
31 December 2016
17:00
Toulouse 26–20 Clermont
Report
Stadium Municipal
Attendance: 24,989
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
1 January 2017
16:15
(1 BP) La Rochelle 40–3 Grenoble
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pierre Brousset
1 January 2017
20:45
Toulon 17–11 Racing
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,518
Referee: Romain Poite

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Round 16[edit]

6 January 2017
20:45
Montpellier 31–26 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 9,917
Referee: Maxime Chalon
7 January 2017
14:45
Brive 23–22 Grenoble (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 9,237
Referee: Cédric Marchat
7 January 2017
20:45
La Rochelle 22–8 Castres
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Thomas Charabas
7 January 2017
Pau P–P Lyon
  • Postponed due to adverse weather conditions. Game rescheduled for 12 February 2017.[19]
  • Postponed due to Racing playing a European Rugby Champions Cup fixture against Munster. The original fixture had been cancelled due to the death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley meaning the game was moved to a weekend. Racing's game against Bayonne would be rescheduled for 11 February 2017.
8 January 2017
16:15
(1 BP) Stade Français 15–18 Toulouse
Report
Stade Jean Bouin
Attendance: 15,194
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
8 January 2017
21:00
(1 BP) Clermont 30–6 Toulon
Report

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Round 17[edit]

28 January 2017
14:45
(1 BP) Toulon 20–23 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,792
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
28 January 2017
18:30
Grenoble 44–22 Stade Français
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Romain Poite
28 January 2017
18:30
Toulouse 10–20 Pau
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 12,198
Referee: Adrien Descottes
28 January 2017
18:30
Castres 38–25 Montpellier
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
28 January 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Lyon 37–25 Racing
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 15,269
Referee: Salem Attalah
29 January 2017
12:30
Bayonne 33–23 Brive
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 10,208
Referee: Sébastien Minery
29 January 2017
16:45
Bordeaux Bègles 23–23 Clermont
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 25,283
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

[21]


Round 16 rescheduled matches[edit]

11 February 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Racing 59–20 Bayonne
Report
  • Game rescheduled from 8 January 2017.
12 February 2017
12:30
(1 BP) Pau 38–15 Lyon
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
  • Game rescheduled from 8 January 2017.

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Round 18[edit]

18 February 2017
14:45
La Rochelle 37–18 Stade Français
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 14,726
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
18 February 2017
18:30
Pau 39–22 Grenoble
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Tual Trainini
18 February 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Clermont 46–27 Bayonne
Report
18 February 2017
18:30
Racing 33–25 Brive
Report
18 February 2017
20:45
Toulon 31–17 Lyon
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 12,906
Referee: Thomas Charabas
19 February 2017
12:30
Bordeaux Bègles 17–29 Castres
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 22,230
Referee: Romain Poite
19 February 2017
16:45
Montpellier 27–18 Toulouse
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 13,564
Referee: Jérôme Garcès

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Round 19[edit]

4 March 2017
14:45
Castres 26–16 Clermont
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 10,017
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
4 March 2017
18:30
Grenoble 19–10 Racing
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
4 March 2017
18:30
Bayonne 25–25 Pau
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 15,005
Referee: Salem Attalah
4 March 2017
20:45
Brive 15–5 Toulon
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 11,127
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
5 March 2017
12:30
Lyon 16–3 Montpellier
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 12,152
Referee: Laurent Cardona
5 March 2017
17:00
(1 BP) Stade Français 32–9 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Jean Bouin
Attendance: 9,424
Referee: Adrien Descottes
5 March 2017
17:00
Toulouse 21–27 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 17,306
Referee: Maxime Chalon

[23]


Round 20[edit]

11 March 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Bordeaux Bègles 46–14 Grenoble
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 23,818
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
11 March 2017
18:30
Lyon 35–33 Stade Français (1 BP)
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 12,649
Referee: Tual Trainini
11 March 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Toulon 82–14 Bayonne
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 16,049
Referee: Maxime Chalon
11 March 2017
19:00
Brive 21–19 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 11,920
Referee: Sébastien Minery
11 March 2017
21:00
Racing 15–38 La Rochelle
Report
12 March 2017
12:30
Pau 18–12 Castres
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,500
Referee: Thomas Charabas
12 March 2017
17:00
Clermont 19–28 Montpellier (1 BP)
Report

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Round 21[edit]

18 March 2017
Montpellier P–P Racing
18 March 2017
18:30
Bayonne 24–20 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 14,017
Referee: Juan Sylvestre
18 March 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Clermont 65–13 Pau
Report
18 March 2017
18:30
(1 BP) La Rochelle 36–17 Brive
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
19 March 2017
12:30
Toulouse 42–26 Lyon
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 10,306
Referee: Salem Attalah
19 March 2017
17:00
Grenoble 23–23 Toulon
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 15,200
Referee: Adrien Descottes

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Round 22[edit]

25 March 2017
14:45
Racing 27–24 Clermont (1 BP)
Report
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Attendance: 31,432
Referee: Laurent Cardona
25 March 2017
18:30
Grenoble 21–20 Castres (1 BP)
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 13,332
Referee: Tual Trainini
25 March 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Lyon 52–7 Bayonne
Report
25 March 2017
18:30
Pau 13–23 La Rochelle
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Romain Poite
25 March 2017
20:45
Bordeaux Bègles 20–11 Toulouse
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 26,125
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
26 March 2017
17:00
Brive 28–25 Montpellier (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 9,543
Referee: Pierre Brousset
26 March 2017
21:00
Stade Français 17–11 Toulon
Report
Stade Jean Bouin
Attendance: 14,962
Referee: Thomas Charabas

[27]


Round 23[edit]

8 April 2017
14:45
La Rochelle 16–5 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Sébastien Minery
8 April 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Montpellier 54–14 Grenoble
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,842
Referee: Cédric Marchat
8 April 2017
18:30
Bayonne 16–32 Stade Français (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Dauger
Attendance: 12,460
Referee: Salem Attalah
8 April 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Castres 16–17 Lyon
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,100
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
8 April 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Clermont 21–26 Brive
Report
9 April 2017
12:30
Racing 34–32 Pau (1 BP)
Report
9 April 2017
17:00
Toulon 33–23 Toulouse
Report
Stade Vélodrome
Attendance: 51,672
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

[28]


Round 24[edit]

15 April 2017
14:45
Toulon 23–14 Castres
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,607
Referee: Thomas Charabas
15 April 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Brive 19–22 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 11,579
Referee: Laurent Cardona
15 April 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Stade Français 51–16 Pau
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 9,371
Referee: Tual Trainini
15 April 2017
18:30
Grenoble 18–59 Clermont (1 BP)
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pierre Brousset
15 April 2017
20:45
Lyon 29–25 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 14,192
Referee: Maxime Chalon
16 April 2017
12:30
(1 BP) Montpellier 61–22 Bayonne
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Sébastien Cloute
16 April 2017
17:00
(1 BP) Toulouse 8–10 Racing
Report
Stadium Municipal
Attendance: 23,106
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère

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Round 21 rescheduled matches[edit]

19 April 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Castres 33–10 Stade Français
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,461
Referee: Sébastien Minery
  • Game rescheduled from 17 March 2017.
22 April 2017
18:45
(1 BP) Montpellier 54–3 Racing
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,815
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
  • Game rescheduled from 18 March 2017.

[26]


Round 25[edit]

29 April 2017
14:45
(1 BP) Castres 52–7 Toulouse
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 10,228
Referee: Adrien Descottes
29 April 2017
18:30
Pau 32–27 Brive (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,800
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
29 April 2017
18:30
Bayonne 43–35 Grenoble
Report
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 10,848
Referee: Sébastien Minery
29 April 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Lyon 20–23 Clermont
Report
29 April 2017
20:45
Bordeaux Bègles 13–26 Toulon
Report
Matmut Atlantique
Attendance: 26,624
Referee: Salem Attalah
30 April 2017
12:30
La Rochelle 40–37 Montpellier (1 BP)
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Romain Poite
30 April 2017
17:00
Stade Français 27–23 Racing (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 19,883
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

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Round 26[edit]

6 May 2017
21:00
Clermont 30–26 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
6 May 2017
21:00
Racing 22–20 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
6 May 2017
21:00
Toulon 32–12 Pau
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,538
Referee: Laurent Cardona
6 May 2017
21:00
Toulouse 28–12 Bayonne
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 17,392
Referee: Maxime Chalon
6 May 2017
21:00
(1 BP) Grenoble 53–21 Lyon
Report
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Cédric Marchat
6 May 2017
21:00
Brive 33–27 Castres
Report
Stade Amédée Domenech
Attendance: 11,081
Referee: Romain Poite
6 May 2017
21:00
Montpellier 27–26 Stade Français (1 BP)
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 12,470
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère

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Playoffs[edit]

  Semi-final Qualifiers     Semifinals     Final
                           
      1 La Rochelle 15  
  4 Toulon 26     4 Toulon 18    
  5 Castres 22         4 Toulon 16
      2 Clermont 22
      2 Clermont 37    
  3 Montpellier 13     6 Racing 31  
  6 Racing 22  

Semi-final Qualifiers[edit]

19 May 2017
21:00
Toulon 26–22 Castres
Try: Delboulbes 19' c
Halfpenny 64' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 19', 65'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 3', 29', 60', 71'
Report Try: Penalty try 55' c
Con: Urdapilleta (1/1) 56'
Pen: Urdapilleta (5/5) 4', 22', 31', 49', 73'
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,892
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
20 May 2017
17:00
Montpellier 13–22 Racing
Try: Paillaugue 19' c
Con: Catrakilis (1/1) 21'
Pen: Catrakilis (2/3) 39', 52'
Report Try: Nakarawa 15' c
Thomas 24' c
Rokocoko 76' m
Con: Carter (2/3) 16', 26'
Pen: Carter (1/2) 80'
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 13,589
Referee: Romain Poite

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Semi-finals[edit]

26 May 2017
21:00
La Rochelle 15–18 Toulon
Pen: James (4/4) 30', 40', 43', 47'
Drop: James (1/1) 20'
Report Pen: Halfpenny (5/5) 24', 32', 52', 55', 69'
Drop: Belleau (1/1) 80'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 63,642
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
27 May 2017
18:00
Clermont 37–31 Racing
Try: Penaud 18' m
Lopez (2) 27' m, 47' c
Lee 63' m
Con: Parra (1/4) 27'
Pen: Parra (5/5) 12', 30', 40', 55', 61'
Report Try: Masoe (2) 70' m, 77' c
Tameifuna 80+1' c
Con: Hart (1/2) 77'
Masoe (1/1) 80+1'
Pen: Carter (4/4) 9', 23', 42', 45'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 64,123
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

Final[edit]

4 June 2017
20:45
Clermont 22–16 Toulon
Try: Raka 10'c
Con: Parra (1/1) 11'
Pen: Parra (5/5) 6', 22', 40', 49', 74'
Report Try: Tuisova 37'c
Con: Belleau (1/1) 38'
Pen: Belleau (2/4) 33', 44'
Trinh-Duc (1/1) 72'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,771
Referee: Romain Poite
FB 15 England Nick Abendanon
RW 14 England David Strettle Substituted off 72'
OC 13 France Damian Penaud Substituted off 49'
IC 12 France Rémi Lamerat
LW 11 Fiji Alivereti Raka
FH 10 France Camille Lopez
SH 9 France Morgan Parra
N8 8 New Zealand Fritz Lee Temporarily suspended from 35' to 45' 35' to 45'
OF 7 France Judicaël Cancoriet
BF 6 France Damien Chouly (c)
RL 5 Australia Sitaleki Timani Substituted off 26'
LL 4 France Arthur Iturria Substituted off 42'
TP 3 Georgia (country) Davit Zirakashvili Substituted off 78'
HK 2 France Benjamin Kayser Substituted off 60'
LP 1 France Raphaël Chaume Substituted off 68'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Australia John Ulugia Substituted in 60'
PR 17 France Étienne Falgoux Substituted in 68'
LK 18 France Paul Jedrasiak Substituted in 26'
FL 19 Fiji Peceli Yato Substituted in 42'
SH 20 France Ludovic Radosavljevic
FH 21 Argentina Patricio Fernández Substituted in 72'
CE 22 France Aurélien Rougerie Substituted in 49'
PR 23 Wales Aaron Jarvis Substituted in 78'
Coach:
France Franck Azéma
FB 15 Australia James O'Connor Substituted off 35' Substituted in 40+1'
RW 14 Fiji Josua Tuisova Substituted off 69' Substituted in 72'
OC 13 France Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 New Zealand Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Australia Drew Mitchell Substituted off 60' Substituted in 69' Substituted off 72'
FH 10 France Anthony Belleau Substituted off 60'
SH 9 France Sébastien Tillous-Borde
N8 8 South Africa Duane Vermeulen (c)
OF 7 Australia Liam Gill
BF 6 South Africa Juan Smith Substituted off 64' Substituted in 78'
RL 5 France Romain Taofifénua Substituted off 64'
LL 4 South Africa Juandré Kruger
TP 3 South Africa Marcel van der Merwe Substituted off 53'
HK 2 France Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 69'
LP 1 France Laurent Delboulbès Substituted off 42' Substituted in 53' Substituted off 55'
Substitutions:
HK 16 France Anthony Etrillard Substituted in 69'
PR 17 France Xavier Chiocci Substituted in 42' Substituted off 53' Substituted in 55'
LK 18 Georgia (country) Mamuka Gorgodze Substituted in 64'
FL 19 Argentina Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe Substituted in 64' Substituted off 78'
FH 20 France François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 35' Substituted off 40+1' Substituted in 60'
CE 21 Australia Matt Giteau Substituted in 60'
SH 22 France Éric Escande
PR 23 Georgia (country) Levan Chilachava Substituted in 53'
Coach:
England Richard Cockerill

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.

Attendances[edit]

  • Attendances do not include the semi-finals or final as these are at neutral venues.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bayonne 13 166,415 12,801 16,933 10,200 76%
Bordeaux Bègles 13 310,438 23,880 28,212 18,564 68%
Brive 13 137,578 10,583 13,979 8,979 76%
Castres 13 114,008 8,770 10,228 7,903 76%
Clermont 13 221,080 17,006 18,778 15,000 89%
Grenoble 13 167,164 12,859 15,200 9,000 64%
La Rochelle 13 193,586 14,891 15,000 13,860 99%
Lyon 13 159,491 12,269 21,465 8,385 74%
Montpellier[a 9] 14 157,738 11,267 14,997 9,000 72%
Pau 13 144,903 11,146 12,064 10,018 62%
Racing 92 13 136,349 10,488 31,432 6,101 62%
Stade Francais 13 141,794 10,907 19,883 5,000 55%
Toulon[a 10] 14 259,107 18,508 51,672 11,207 86%
Toulouse 13 198,310 15,255 24,989 10,034 70%

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brive's stadium capacity was reduced down to 13,979, compared with 16,000 from the previous season.
  2. ^ Grenoble's traditional home is Stade Lesdiguières; however, beginning in 2012–13, they moved high-demand home matches to the larger Stade des Alpes.[1] Starting in 2014–15, they became the primary tenants of Stade des Alpes.
  3. ^ Montpellier's stadium capacity was expanded up to 15,697 from 14,700 the previous season.
  4. ^ Pau's stadium capacity was expanded up to 18,000 from 13,800 the previous season.
  5. ^ In recent years, Racing has taken occasional home matches to Stade de France, MMArena in Le Mans, and Stade Océane in Le Havre.
  6. ^ In recent years, Toulon has taken occasional home matches to Stade Vélodrome in Marseille and Allianz Riviera in Nice.
  7. ^ Toulon's stadium capacity was expanded up to 15,820 from 15,400 the previous season. This capacity was exceeded in Toulon's fixture against Bayonne on 11 March 2017 when 16,049 attended so it is not clear if the stadium increased in size during the season or if temporary seats were installed for this game alone.
  8. ^ Toulouse often takes high-demand home matches to the city's largest sporting venue, Stadium Municipal.
  9. ^ Montpellier's attendance figure includes home semi-final qualifier.
  10. ^ Toulon's attendance figure includes home semi-final qualifier.

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