Aviron Bayonnais

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Bayonne
Aviron Bayonnais Logo.svg
Full name Aviron Bayonnais Rugby Pro
Founded 1904; 114 years ago (1904)
Location Bayonne, France
Ground(s) Stade Jean Dauger (Capacity: 16,934)
President Francis Salagoity
Coach(es) Pierre Berbizier (head coach)
Vincent Etcheto (backs) Joël Rey (forwards)
Captain(s) Jean Monribot
League(s) Rugby Pro D2
2017–18 8th
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
Official website
www.abrugby.fr

Aviron Bayonnais (Basque: Baionako Arrauna) is a French rugby union club from Bayonne (Baiona, in Basque) in Pyrénées-Atlantiques which, for the 2016-17 season, competed in the top tier of the French league system, in the Top 14 competition. In the 2015–16 Rugby Pro D2 Season they were promoted after finishing 2nd and winning the playoff final against Aurillac. In the 2016-2017 season, they finished in last place, and will be relegated back to Pro D2 for the 2017-18 season. Founded in 1904, they play at the Parc des Sports also known as Jean Dauger in Bayonne. Their mascot is a pottok pony called pottoka. They have ties to the French Basque community.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1904, making their first final appearance in the 1913 season, where they defeated S.C.U.F. 31-8 at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir. The national domestic championship was replaced by the Coupe de l'Espérance during World War I. The competition was played for four seasons, with Aviron Bayonnais contesting the last final, which they lost to Stadoceste Tarbais 4 to 3.

With the French championship resumed, the club made their next championship game in the 1922 season where they met Toulouse. Aviron Bayonnais lost the final 6 to nil. The two clubs would meet again the next season to again contest the championship final, which Toulouse won again, 3 to nil.

Aviron Bayonnais enjoyed success during the mid-1930s, defeating Biarritz 13 to 8 in Toulouse to win their second championship, and first since 1913. They also won the Challenge Yves du Manoir in 1936, defeating Perpignan in the final. The club saw similar results during the mid-1940s as well, with two championship final appearances; defeating SU Agen in the 1943 final at Parc des Princes in Paris and losing the 1944 season final to Perpignan.

Since the 1940s the club did not find a lot of success over the coming years, as they would have to wait until the 1980s until they would again reach any of the championship finals. In 1980 they contested the final of the Challenge Yves du Manoir, defeating AS Béziers 16 to 10 to gain their second title of that competition. They made it to the final of the 1982 season, although they were defeated by SU Agen, 18 to 9.

Honours[edit]

Finals results[edit]

The Aviron Bayonnais squad in 1914.

French championship[edit]

Date Champions Runners-up Score Venue Spectators
20 April 1913 Aviron Bayonnais S.C.U.F. 31-8 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 20.000
23 April 1922 Stade Toulousain Aviron Bayonnais 6-0 Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat 20.000
13 May 1923 Stade Toulousain Aviron Bayonnais 3-0 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 15.000
13 May 1934 Aviron Bayonnais Biarritz Olympique 13-8 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 18.000
21 March 1943 Aviron Bayonnais SU Agen 3-0 Parc des Princes, Paris 28.000
26 March 1944 USA Perpignan Aviron Bayonnais 20-5 Parc des Princes, Paris 35.000
29 May 1982 SU Agen Aviron Bayonnais 18-9 Parc des Princes, Paris 41.165

Challenge Yves du Manoir[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1936 Aviron Bayonnais 9-3 USA Perpignan
1980 Aviron Bayonnais 16-10 AS Béziers

Coupe de l'Espérance[edit]

Date Winner Score Runner-up
1919 Stadoceste Tarbais 4-3 Aviron Bayonnais

Current standings[edit]

The current table for the 2017–18 Rugby Pro D2 is:[1]

2017–18 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Perpignan (C) 30 20 1 9 919 571 +348 12 2 97
2 Montauban 30 20 2 8 679 546 +133 4 4 92
3 Grenoble (P) 30 20 1 9 775 667 +108 4 2 88
4 Mont-de-Marsan 30 17 0 13 753 540 +213 12 5 84
5 Béziers 30 19 1 10 756 670 +86 4 2 84
6 Biarritz 30 17 0 13 789 694 +95 7 5 80
7 Nevers 30 15 0 15 656 580 +76 6 3 69
8 Bayonne 30 14 1 15 732 764 –32 5 6 69
9 Colomiers 30 14 1 15 637 678 –41 6 5 69
10 Vannes 30 12 0 18 721 739 –18 6 8 62
11 Aurillac 30 13 1 16 641 716 –75 2 5 61
12 Massy 30 13 0 17 633 682 –49 2 5 59
13 Soyaux Angoulême 30 13 1 16 592 661 –69 2 3 59
14 Carcassonne 30 11 0 19 585 767 –182 4 5 53
15 Dax 30 9 1 20 602 767 –165 2 6 46
16 Narbonne 30 7 2 21 547 975 –428 2 1 35
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 (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final Promotion play-off places.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final Promotion play-off places.
Yellow background denotes winner of the promotion play-off final.
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.

Current squad[edit]

The Bayonne squad for the 2017–18 Rugby Pro D2 season is:[2]

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
Grégory Arganese Hooker France France
Simon Labouyrie Hooker France France
Manu Leiataua Hooker Samoa Samoa
David Ménage Hooker France France
José Ramon Ayarza Prop Chile Chile
Ugo Boniface Prop France France
Mathis Dumain Prop France France
Aretz Iguiniz Prop France France
Juan Pablo Orlandi Prop Argentina Argentina
Jérôme Schuster Prop France France
Tomaʻakino Taufa Prop Tonga Tonga
Jon Zabala Prop Spain Spain
Guillaume Ducat Lock France France
Pablo Huete Lock Chile Chile
Adam Jaulhac Lock France France
Etienne Loiret Lock France France
Dion Evrard Oulai Lock Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
Aidon Davis Flanker South Africa South Africa
Arnaud Duputs Flanker France France
Matt Graham Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Baptiste Héguy Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Tanerau Latimer Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Jean-Jo Marmouyet Flanker France France
Antoine Battut Flanker France France
Johnnie Beattie Number 8 Scotland Scotland
Maka Polutélé Number 8 France France
PJ van Lill Number 8 Namibia Namibia
Player Position Union
Enzo Hardy Scrum-half France France
Guillaume Rouet Scrum-half Spain Spain
Emmanuel Saubusse Scrum-half France France
Willie du Plessis Fly-half South Africa South Africa
Raphaël Lagarde Fly-half France France
Luigi Tarozzi Fly-half France France
Thibault Lacroix Centre France France
Kade Poki Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Savenaca Rawaca Centre Fiji Fiji
Sean Robinson Centre South Africa South Africa
Benjamin Thiéry Centre France France
Arthur Duhau Wing France France
Bastien Fuster Wing Spain Spain
Julien Jané Wing France France
Martin Laveau Wing France France
Maile Mamao Wing Tonga Tonga
Martín Bustos Moyano Fullback Argentina Argentina
Julien Tisseron Fullback France France

Notable former players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Castiella, Manuel (2001). Un siècle de rugby à Bayonne (in French). Atlantica. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Effectif 2017/2018" (Press release) (in French). Aviron Bayonnais. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 

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