Stade Gilbert Brutus

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Stade Gilbert Brutus
Stade Gilbert Brutus 11112013.jpg
Location Perpignan, France
Coordinates 42°43′23″N 2°53′6.7″E / 42.72306°N 2.885194°E / 42.72306; 2.885194Coordinates: 42°43′23″N 2°53′6.7″E / 42.72306°N 2.885194°E / 42.72306; 2.885194
Owner Fédération Francaise de Rugby à Treize
Capacity 13,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1962
Expanded 2005, 2007 & 2011
Tenants
Catalans Dragons (2007-present)

Stade Gilbert Brutus is a rugby league stadium in Perpignan, France, which is the home ground of the Catalans Dragons.

History[edit]

The tribune Guasch-Laborde

In the 1970s and 1980s, the ground was used by both rugby league and rugby union clubs in Northern Catalonia. It was previously the home ground of rugby league club XIII Catalan.

Expansion[edit]

Before 2007, the Stade Gilbert Brutus held 4,200, including 900 seats.[1] This was deemed inadequate for the Catalans Dragons who played at the Stade Aimé Giral in 2006. Expansion of the stadium began in 2006 with the aim of increasing capacity to 14,000.[2]

The first phase of construction included two covered, all-seater stands, one with hospitality suites. By the end of the 2006 season, the work was finished and Catalans moved back into the stadium for the 2007 season. Further construction in 2010 brought capacity up to 13,000, with three all-seater stands.[3]

Rugby League Test matches[edit]

The Stade Gilbert Brutus has hosted twenty four rugby league internationals. Twenty three of them involved France.[4]

Date Opponent Final score Attendance
11 March 1962  Great Britain 23 - 13 12,500
2 December 1962 17 - 12 12,500
8 March 1964 5 - 11 4,326
6 December 1964 18 - 8 7,150
28 November 1965  New Zealand 11 - 6 9,000
16 January 1966 United Kingdom Great Britain 18 - 13 7,255
25 January 1970  Wales 11 - 15 11,000
11 November 1971 New Zealand New Zealand 11 - 27 3,581
8 March 1964 United Kingdom Great Britain 5 - 11 4,326
9 December 1973 Australia Australia 9 - 21 5,109
19 January 1975**  England 9 - 11 7,950
26 October 1975 Australia Australia 2 - 41 10,440
23 November 1980 New Zealand New Zealand 6 - 5 6,000
7 December 1985♦ 0 - 20 5,000
30 November 1986 Australia Australia 2 - 44 6,000
18 March 1990 United Kingdom Great Britain 4 - 8 6,000
9 December 1990♦♦ Australia Australia 10 - 34 3,428
27 January 1991♦♦ United Kingdom Great Britain 10 - 45 3,965
16 February 1992 12 - 30 5,688
13 December 1992 Wales Wales 18 - 19 3,700
27 October 2007  Scotland 46 - 16 7,000
29 October 2011 46 - 10 10,313
11 November 2013†  Samoa 6 - 22 11,576

On 29 October 1972, the Stade Gilbert Brutus hosted a 1972 World Cup match between Australia and Great Britain with an attendance of 6,324. Great Britain won 27 - 21

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]

Official websites