Parc des Sports (Avignon)
Parc des Sports is a multi-purpose stadium in Avignon, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Ligue 2 club, AC Arles-Avignon. The capacity of the stadium is 17,518 spectators.
Since its opening in 1975, Parc des Sports has hosted fourteen France international rugby league matches with the first on December 5, 1982 when France hosted Australia as part of the 1982 Kangaroo tour. In front of 8,000 fans, Australia won the game 15-4 against a very committed French team (the 1982 Kangaroos were the first touring side to go through Great Britain and France undefeated earning them the nickname of "The Invincibles"). Its last international match was on Friday November 1, 2013 where the stadium hosted France's 2013 Rugby League World Cup game against New Zealand in front of a capacity crowd of 17,518.
Rugby League Internationals
The French national team had played 13 test matches Parc des Sports (with a 14th to be played in November 2015).
|5 December 1982||Australia||4–15||8,000||1982 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France|
|29 January 1984||Great Britain||0–12||4,000|
|16 February 1986||14–14||4,000||1985-88 Rugby League World Cup|
|24 January 1988||14–28||6,000|
|5 February 1989||8–30||6,500|
|2 December 1990||Australia||4–60||2,200||1990 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France|
|17 November 1999||Italy||10–14||1,000||1999 Mediterranean Cup|
|9 November 2003||Scotland||6–8||2,200||2003 European Nations Cup|
|30 October 2004||England||4–42||4,000||2004 European Nations Cup|
|7 November 2007||Papua New Guinea||38–26||7,248|
|9 October 2010||Ireland||58–24||14,522||2010 European Cup|
|21 October 2011||England||18–32||16,866|
|1 November 2013||New Zealand||0–48||17,518||2013 Rugby League World Cup|
|7 November 2015||Scotland||32–18||5,737||2015 European Cup|
|22 October 2016||England||6–40||14,276||Test match|
The venue also hosted a 2000 Rugby League World Cup qualifying match between Lebanon and Morocco on November 17, 1999 with 1,000 in attendance (a curtain raiser for the 1999 Mediterranean Cup match between France and Italy). Lebanon annihilated Morocco 104 - 0. It was also the highest test score at the venue
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