Atlantique Stade Rochelais

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Stade Rochelais
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Full name Stade Rochelais [1]
Founded 1898; 118 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
2015–16 9th
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 12 500). They wear yellow and black. They are based in La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime département of the Poitou-Charentes 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 WWII 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]

  • League Cup (Challenge Yves-du-Manoir) 2002, 2003
  • Quarter-finalist of the French Championship in 1961, 1962 and 1969
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Current standings[edit]

2015–16 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 Clermont (SF) 26 18 1 7 735 431 +304 77 33 10 4 88
2 Toulon (RU) 26 16 0 10 764 446 +318 90 37 11 7 82
3 Montpellier (SF) 26 18 0 8 723 569 +154 77 50 7 2 81
4 Racing (CH) 26 18 1 7 614 522 +92 63 46 5 2 81
5 Toulouse (QF) 26 16 2 8 680 393 +287 80 35 7 4 79
6 Castres (QF) 26 15 0 11 650 496 +154 68 36 6 5 71
7 Bordeaux (CC) 26 14 2 10 552 503 +49 44 44 3 4 67
8 Brive 26 13 1 12 540 545 −5 43 51 4 4 62
9 La Rochelle 26 11 0 15 553 656 −103 51 65 4 6 54
10 Grenoble 26 10 0 16 605 779 −174 60 91 4 3 47
11 Pau 26 10 1 15 420 675 −255 30 75 2 2 46
12 Stade Français 26 9 0 17 543 631 −88 50 62 2 3 41
13 Agen (R) 26 5 0 21 531 846 −315 50 94 1 5 26
14 Oyonnax (R) 26 5 0 21 429 847 −418 41 96 2 2 24

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 2016–17 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) receive a berth for the 2016–17 European Rugby Champions Cup, as 2015–16 European Rugby Challenge Cup winners Montpellier have qualified via their league position.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Red background (row 13 and 14) will be relegated to Rugby Pro D2. Final table

Current squad[edit]

For player movements leading up to the 2016–17 season, see List of 2016–17 Top 14 transfers § La Rochelle.

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
Jérémie Maurouard Hooker France France
Uini Atonio Prop France France
Mohamed Boughanmi Prop France France
Mike Corbel Prop France France
David Feao Prop France France
Maxime Gau Prop France France
Lekso Kaulashvili Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Vincent Pelo Prop France France
Dany Priso Prop France France
Jordan Seneca Prop France France
Leandro Cedaro Lock Italy Italy
Romana Graham Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Damien Lagrange Lock France France
Jone Qovu Lock Fiji Fiji
Romain Sazy Lock France France
Afa Amosa Flanker Samoa Samoa
Jason Eaton Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Kévin Gourdon Flanker France France
Zeno Kieft Flanker Netherlands Netherlands
Victor Vito Number 8 New Zealand New Zealand
Player Position Union
Alexis Balès Scrum-half France France
Ricky Januarie Scrum-half South Africa South Africa
Arthur Rethière Scrum-half France France
Zack Holmes Fly-half Australia Australia
Brock James Fly-half Australia Australia
Pierre Aguillon Centre France France
Steeve Barry Centre France France
Levani Botia Centre Fiji Fiji
Charles Lagarde Centre France France
Gabriel Lacroix Wing France France
David Raikuna Wing New Zealand New Zealand
Vincent Rattez 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]

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