Stade Rochelais

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Stade Rochelais
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Full name Stade Rochelais [1]
Nickname(s) Les Corsaires ("The Privateers") Les Maritimes ("The Maritimes")
Founded 1898; 119 years ago (1898)
Location La Rochelle, France
Ground(s) Stade Marcel-Deflandre (Capacity: 15,000)
President Vincent Merling
Coach(es) Patrice Collazo
Xavier Garbajosa
League(s) Top 14
2016–17 1st (playoff semi-finalists)
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
Official website
www.staderochelais.com

Stade Rochelais is a French rugby union club who compete in the Top 14.

They were founded in 1898 and play at Stade Marcel-Deflandre (capacity 15 000). They wear yellow and black. They are based in La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime département of the New Aquitaine region.

Stadium[edit]

The stadium is named after Marcel Deflandre, who was the president of the club born of the fusion between the rugby league and rugby union clubs during World War II in La Rochelle, after the Vichy government banned the game of Rugby League and forced all of its assets to be handed to the French Rugby Union.

Honours[edit]

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Current standings[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

Current squad[edit]

2016-17 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Hikairo Forbes Hooker New Zealand New Zealand
Maxime Gau Hooker France France
Jean-Charles Orioli Hooker France France
Jérémie Maurouard Hooker France France
Uini Atonio Prop France France
Mohamed Boughanmi Prop France France
Mike Corbel Prop France France
Lekso Kaulashvili Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Vincent Pelo Prop France France
Dany Priso Prop France France
William Demotte Lock France France
Jason Eaton Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Thomas Jolmes Lock France France
Grégory Lamboley Lock France France
Mathieu Tanguy Lock France France
Afa Amosa Flanker Australia Australia
Kevin Gourdon Flanker France France
Romain Sazy Flanker France France
Victor Vito Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Zeno Kieft Number 8 Netherlands Netherlands
Jone Qovu Number 8 Fiji Fiji
Player Position Union
Alexi Bales Scrum-half France France
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Scrum-half New Zealand New Zealand
Arthur Retiere Scrum-half France France
Brock James Fly-half Australia Australia
Ryan Lamb Fly-half England England
Pierre Aguillon Centre France France
Steeve Barry Centre France France
Levani Botia Centre Fiji Fiji
Geoffrey Doumayrou Centre France France
Charles Lagarde Centre France France
Eliott Roudil Centre France France
Paul Jordaan Wing South Africa South Africa
Gabriel Lacroix Wing France France
Vincent Rattez Wing France France
Jérémy Sinzelle Wing France France
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback Fiji Fiji

Notable former players[edit]

Arnaud, then his son Jean-Pierre and his grandson Jean-Baptiste all played for La Rochelle as scrum-halves.

Famous coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

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