Section Paloise

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Pau
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Full name Section Paloise Béarn Pyrénées
Founded 1902; 115 years ago (1902)
Location Pau, France
Ground(s) Stade du Hameau (Capacity: 13,819)
President Bernard Pontneau
Coach(es) Simon Mannix
League(s) Top 14
2016–17 9th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.section-paloise.com

Section Paloise, in full Section Paloise Béarn Pyrénées, is a French rugby union club from Pau in Pyrénées-Atlantiques competing in Top 14, the highest level of the French league system. They most recently earned promotion by winning the championship of the second-level Rugby Pro D2 in 2015, nine years after having been relegated from the top flight.[1]

History[edit]

They were founded in 1902 as Section Paloise de la Ligue Girondine before adopting their current name in 1905. Section Paloise first joined the French first division in 1911, and were crowned champions for the first time in 1928. "La Section" have won the French Championship on three occasions, the last being in 1964. They have, however, reached the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup and Top 14 as recently as 1998 and 2000, respectively. Section Paloise also added to their trophy case in 2000, winning the European Challenge Cup. At the end of the 2004–05 season, "La Section" survived a play-off game with Aurillac to remain in the Top 14. However, they were relegated the following season, and would remain in Pro D2 until earning promotion for the 2015–16 season. The club colors are green and white and their home ground is the Stade du Hameau (capacity 13,819). They are sponsored by French petroleum company Total.

Recent France internationals Imanol Harinordoquy, Damien Traille, and Lionel Beauxis began their professional club careers with Section Paloise.

Club honours[edit]

Finals results[edit]

French championship[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
6 May 1928 Section Paloise US Quillan 6-4 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 20.000
24 March 1946 Section Paloise FC Lourdes 11-0 Parc des Princes, Paris 30.000
24 May 1964 Section Paloise AS Béziers 14-0 Stade Municipal, Toulouse 27.797

Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
27 May 2000 Section Paloise Castres Olympique 34-21 Stade des Sept Deniers, Toulouse 6.000
21 May 2005 Sale Sharks Section Paloise 27-3 Kassam Stadium, Oxford 7.230

Pro D2 promotion playoffs[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
27 May 2012 Stade Montois Section Paloise 29–20 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux 23,928

Current standings[edit]

2016–17 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 La Rochelle (Q) 26 17 3 6 707 498 +209 68 46 6 5 85
2 Clermont (Q) 26 15 3 8 800 562 +238 87 59 8 4 78
3 Montpellier (QF) 26 16 0 10 750 564 +186 80 50 7 5 76
4 Toulon (Q) 26 14 2 10 674 511 +163 68 49 5 4 69
5 Castres (QF) 26 13 1 12 667 509 +158 65 38 5 4 63
6 Racing (Q) 26 14 1 11 586 616 –30 62 62 3 1 62
7 Stade Français (CC) 26 12 1 13 643 638 +5 65 58 5 4 59
8 Brive 26 13 1 12 577 634 –57 41 64 0 3 58
9 Pau 26 12 1 13 604 701 –97 58 70 2 5 57
10 Lyon 26 11 2 13 573 632 –59 55 56 3 4 55
11 Bordeaux 26 11 1 14 569 581 –12 51 51 2 6 54
12 Toulouse 26 11 0 15 537 561 –24 53 46 2 6 53
13 Grenoble (R) 26 7 1 18 611 852 –241 58 89 2 6 38
14 Bayonne (R) 26 6 3 17 466 905 –439 41 107 0 0 30

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 2017–18 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) advances to a play-off for a chance to compete in the Champions Cup.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2017–18 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Red background (row 13 and 14) will be relegated to Rugby Pro D2. Final table

Current squad[edit]

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 Bianchin Hooker France France
Mehdi Boundjema Hooker France France
Quentin Lespiaucq Hooker France France
Sylvain Charlet Prop France France
Malik Hamadache Prop Algeria Algeria
Jérémy Hurou Prop France France
Julien Jacquot Prop France France
Chris King Prop New Zealand New Zealand
Jamie Mackintosh Prop New Zealand New Zealand
Geoffrey Moise Prop France France
Matt Tierney Prop Canada Canada
Claude Dry Lock South Africa South Africa
Giovanni Habel-Küffner Lock Samoa Samoa
Fabrice Metz Lock France France
Cameron Pierce Lock Canada Canada
Julien Pierre Lock France France
Daniel Ramsay Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Masalosalo Tutaia Lock Samoa Samoa
Steffon Armitage Flanker England England
Loic Bernad Flanker France France
Abdellatif Boutaty Flanker Morocco Morocco
Patrick Butler Flanker Ireland Ireland
Ibrahim Diarra Flanker France France
Sean Dougall Flanker Ireland Ireland
Pierrick Gunther Flanker France France
James Coughlan Number 8 Ireland Ireland
Baptiste Pesenti Number 8 France France
Ben Mowen Number 8 Australia Australia
Player Position Union
Thibault Daubagna Scrum-half France France
Thierry Lacrampe Scrum-half France France
Julien Tomas Scrum-half France France
Brandon Fajardo Fly-half France France
Charly Malie Fly-half Spain Spain
Taniela Moa Fly-half Tonga Tonga
Colin Slade Fly-half New Zealand New Zealand
Pierre Dupouy Centre France France
Santiago Fernández Centre Argentina Argentina
Julien Fumat Centre France France
Conrad Smith Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Jale Vatubua Centre Fiji Fiji
Louis Dupichot Wing France France
Bastien Pourailly Wing France France
Mosese Ratuvou Wing Fiji Fiji
Watisoni Votu Wing Fiji Fiji
Romain Buros Fullback France France
Tom Taylor Fullback New Zealand New Zealand

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PRO D2, J27 - Pau – Montauban : la Section retrouve l'élite" (Press release). Ligue nationale de rugby. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 

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