RC Roanne XIII

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Racing Club de Roanne XIII
Club information
Full name Racing Club de Roanne XIII
Website Official Website
Colours Blue and White
Founded 1934
Current details
Competition National Division 2

Racing Club de Roanne XIII are a French Rugby League club based in Roanne, Loire in the Rhône-Alpes region. The club plays in the Rhône-Alpes League of the French National Division 2.


Racing Club de Roanne XIII were one of the pioneering ten clubs that crossed the Rubicon in 1934 and switched from rugby union to Rugby League. Under wily manager Claude Devernois, and with stars like Max Rousié, Robert Samatan and Jean Dauger, they became one of the dominant forces in the early years of the sport in France, achieving the league and cup double in 1938. They won the league on a further three occasions and the cup once before financial trouble resulted in the club losing their place in the top level of French Rugby League.

Club honours[edit]

  • Elite 1
    • Winners – 1938, 1947, 1948, 1960
    • Runners Up - 1961
  • Elite 2
    • Winners – 1986
    • Runners Up – 1984
  • Lord Derby Cup
    • Winners – 1938, 1962

Famous players[edit]

Club Details[edit]

  • President: President Bernard VIZIER
  • Address: Racing Club de Roanne XIII, 56 Impasse Fontval, 42300 Roanne
  • Tel: 04 77 72 76 99
  • Email: info@rcroanne13.fr

See also[edit]

National Division 2

External links[edit]