Stade Rochelais

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Stade Rochelais
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Full name Stade Rochelais [1]
Nickname(s) Les Corsaires ("The Privateers") Les Maritimes ("The Maritimes")
Founded 1898; 120 years ago (1898)
Location La Rochelle, France
Ground(s) Stade Marcel-Deflandre (Capacity: 16,000)
President Vincent Merling
Coach(es) Patrice Collazo
Xavier Garbajosa
League(s) Top 14
2016–17 1st (playoff semi-finalists)
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
Official website
www.staderochelais.com

Stade Rochelais is a French rugby union club who compete in the Top 14.

They were founded in 1898 and play at Stade Marcel-Deflandre (capacity 16,000). They wear yellow and black. They are based in La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime département of the New Aquitaine region.

Stadium[edit]

The stadium is named after Marcel Deflandre, who was the president of the club born of the fusion between the rugby league and rugby union clubs during World War II in La Rochelle, after the Vichy government banned the game of Rugby League and forced all of its assets to be handed to the French Rugby Union.

Honours[edit]

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Current standings[edit]

2017–18 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 Montpellier 15 10 0 5 413 326 +87 54 32 7 0 47
2 La Rochelle 15 10 1 4 452 295 +157 55 26 4 0 46
3 Racing 15 10 0 5 373 248 +125 42 21 3 3 46
4 Castres 15 9 0 6 376 350 +26 41 34 3 3 42
5 Toulouse 15 8 1 6 371 329 +42 37 32 1 3 38
6 Toulon 15 7 0 8 395 336 +59 45 34 4 6 38
7 Lyon 15 8 0 7 360 321 +39 39 32 4 1 37
8 Bordeaux 15 8 1 6 398 365 +33 36 43 2 1 37
9 Pau 15 8 0 7 320 333 –13 27 36 0 3 35
10 Clermont 15 6 1 8 409 408 +1 45 45 2 3 31
11 Stade Français 15 6 0 9 301 396 –95 31 44 1 2 27
12 Brive 15 5 1 9 266 433 –167 26 53 1 1 24
13 Agen 15 5 0 10 292 385 –97 30 47 1 2 23
14 Oyonnax 15 1 3 11 300 501 –201 26 58 0 4 14

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 2018–19 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 2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Pink background (row 13) will qualify to the Relegation play-offs.
Red background (row 14) will automatically be relegated to Rugby Pro D2. Final table

Current squad[edit]

The Rochelle squad for the 2017–18 season is:[2]

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
Hikairo Forbes Hooker New Zealand New Zealand
Jérémie Maurouard Hooker France France
Jean-Charles Orioli Hooker France France
Uini Atonio Prop France France
Mohamed Boughanmi Prop France France
Mike Corbel Prop France France
David Feao Prop Tonga Tonga
Lekso Kaulashvili Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Luc Mousset Prop France France
Vincent Pelo Prop France France
Dany Priso Prop France France
William Demotte Lock France France
Jason Eaton (c) Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Thomas Jolmes Lock France France
Grégory Lamboley Lock France France
Romain Sazy Lock France France
Mathieu Tanguy Lock France France
Afa Amosa Flanker Australia Australia
Kevin Gourdon Flanker France France
Zeno Kieft Number 8 Netherlands Netherlands
Jone Qovu Nailiko Number 8 Fiji Fiji
Victor Vito Number 8 New Zealand New Zealand
Player Position Union
Alexi Balès Scrum-half France France
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Scrum-half New Zealand New Zealand
Arthur Retiere Scrum-half France France
Brock James Fly-half Australia Australia
Ryan Lamb Fly-half England England
Pierre Aguillon Centre France France
Steeve Barry Centre France France
Levani Botia Centre Fiji Fiji
Charles Bouldoire Centre France France
Geoffrey Doumayrou Centre France France
Paul Jordaan Centre South Africa South Africa
Elliot Roudil Centre France France
Gabriel Lacroix Wing France France
Rene Ranger Wing New Zealand New Zealand
Vincent Rattez Wing France France
Jérémy Sinzelle Wing France France
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback Fiji Fiji

Notable former players[edit]

Arnaud, then his son Jean-Pierre and his grandson Jean-Baptiste all played for La Rochelle as scrum-halves.

Famous coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LA ROCHELLE : NOUVEAU NOM ET NOUVEAU LOGO POUR LE CLUB". Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Effectif". Stade Rochelais (in French). Retrieved 4 September 2017. 

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