Oyonnax Rugby

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Oyonnax
OyonnaxRugby.png
Full name Union Sportive Oyonnax Rugby
Founded 1909; 108 years ago (1909)
Location Oyonnax, France
Ground(s) Stade Charles-Mathon (Capacity: 11,400[1])
President Jean-Marc Manducher
Coach(es) Johann Authier
League(s) Top 14
2016–17 Pro D2, 1st (promoted)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.usorugby.com

Union sportive Oyonnax Rugby is a French rugby union club from Oyonnax [ɔ.jɔ.na] in the Ain département of the région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, currently playing in the second level of the country's professional rugby system, Pro D2. They play at Stade Charles-Mathon (capacity 11,400[1]). They wear black and red.

History[edit]

They were founded in 1909 as Club Sportif Oyonnaxien and were renamed Union Sportive Oyonaxienne in 1940, as sports clubs were forced to unite by the Vichy régime. Oyonnax played in the regional leagues until 1967 when they joined the First Division (64 clubs). They were relegated to the lower divisions a few years later and bounced back to Group B of the First Division (the Second Division in fact) in 1988. Finally, in 2003 they reached the Fédérale 1 final and although they went down to Limoges (18-20), they moved on to the professional Pro D2. In the 2012/13 season, they won Pro D2 and were promoted to the top-flight Top 14. They were repromoted after 2016/17, having been relegated the previous season.

Honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

The current table for the 2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 is:[2]

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.[3]

Current squad[edit]

The Oyonnax squad for the 2016–17 Pro D2 season is:[4]

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
Thomas Bordes Hooker France France
Benjamin Gélédan Hooker France France
Quentin MacDonald Hooker New Zealand New Zealand
Dean Greyling Prop South Africa South Africa
Irakli Mirtskhulava Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Lukáš Rapant Prop Czech Republic Czech Republic
Hoani Tui Prop New Zealand New Zealand
Giorgi Vepkhvadze Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Jamie Cudmore Lock Canada Canada
Mickaël De Marco Lock France France
Geoffrey Fabbri Lock France France
Steven Sykes Lock South Africa South Africa
Luc Barba Flanker France France
Maurie Faʻasavalu Flanker Samoa Samoa
Patrick Sobela Flanker France France
Bilil Taieb Flanker France France
Valentin Ursache Flanker Romania Romania
Florian Faure Number 8 France France
Viliami Maʻafu Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Player Position Union
Arthur Aziza Scrum-half France France
Fabien Cibray Scrum-half France France
Jérémy Gondrand Scrum-half France France
Quentin Étienne Fly-half France France
Christopher Ruiz Fly-half France France
Roimata Hansell-Pune Centre New Zealand New Zealand
José Lima Centre Portugal Portugal
Eamonn Sheridan Centre Ireland Ireland
Maxime Veau Centre France France
Dug Codjo Wing France France
Daniel Ikpefan Wing France France
Alaska Taufa Wing Tonga Tonga
Uwa Tawalo Wing Fiji Fiji
Fetuʻu Vainikolo Wing Tonga Tonga
Silvère Tian Fullback Ivory Coast Ivory Coast

Academy squad[edit]

In addition, the Oyonnax Academy players (with espoir or training contracts) are:[4]

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
Pascal Cotet Prop France France
George Halangahu Prop New Zealand New Zealand
Tommy Raynaud Prop France France
Shay Kerry Flanker England England
Nuku Swerling Number 8 New Zealand New Zealand
Player Position Union
James Hall Scrum-half South Africa South Africa
Lucas Chouvet Fly-half France France
Keziah Giordano Centre France France
Nicolas Metge Fullback France France
UJ Seuteni Fullback Australia Australia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stade Charles Mathon" (in French). Oyonnax Rugby. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "PROD2, Bourgoin - Retrait de 8 points". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (Press release) (in French). 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Equipe 2016/17" (PDF). Oyonnax (in French). 12 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 

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