US Colomiers

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Colomiers
Colomiers rugby badge.png
Full nameUnion Sportive Colomiers Rugby
Founded1915; 104 years ago (1915)
LocationColomiers, France
Ground(s)Stade Michel Bendichou (Capacity: 11,000)
PresidentAlain Carre
Coach(es)Olivier Baragnon
League(s)Pro D2
2017–189th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.colomiers-rugby.com

Union sportive Colomiers rugby or US Colomiers is a French rugby union club currently competing in Pro D2, the second level of the French rugby pyramid. They had been relegated from Pro D2 after finishing last in the 2006-07 season, but earned promotion from Fédérale 1 at the first opportunity in 2007-08, and survived a relegation scare in 2008–09, finishing 14th, in the last safe position. The club was relegated from Pro D2 in the 2010–11 season. The club, based in Colomiers in the Haute-Garonne département of Occitania, was founded in 1915 and plays at the Stade Michel Bendichou (capacity 11,000). The players wear blue and white. Colomiers have been runners-up in the French championship and Heineken Cup, as well as winners of the European Challenge Cup.

US Colomiers were established in 1915. Colomiers had various European success in the late 1990s. In 1998 they won the European Challenge Cup, the competition below the Heineken Cup, defeating fellow French club SU Agen in the final. The following season they competed in the Heineken Cup. They made it all the way to the final, which took place at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The capacity crowd saw Irish side Ulster win 21 points to 6.

Colomiers also competed in the 1999-00 and 2000-01 Heineken Cups, but did not make the finals stages of the tournament. The club made its first domestic championship final when they met Stade Français in 2000. The Paris club won the game 28 points to 23 at Stade de France. In 2005 they were crowned Fédérale 1 champions and were promoted back up to Rugby Pro D2, but went back down to Fédérale 1 after two seasons in the second flight. They again claimed the Fédérale 1 title in 2008 to return to Pro D2.

Honours[edit]

Finals results[edit]

French championship[edit]

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
15 July 2000 Stade Français US Colomiers 28-23 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 78,000

Heineken Cup[edit]

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
30 January 1999 Ulster Rugby US Colomiers 21-6 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 49,000

European Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
1 February 1998 US Colomiers SU Agen 43-5 Stade des Sept Deniers, Toulouse 12,500

Current standings[edit]

The current table for the 2018–19 Rugby Pro D2 is:[1]

2018–19 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Nevers 18 12 0 6 406 314 92 4 3 55
2 Oyonnax 18 11 0 7 485 360 125 6 5 55
3 Bayonne 18 11 1 6 419 303 116 4 2 52
4 Brive 18 11 1 6 433 313 120 2 4 52
5 Mont-de-Marsan 18 10 1 7 415 362 53 4 2 48
6 Béziers 18 11 0 7 365 354 11 2 2 45[b 1]
7 Biarritz 18 9 1 8 431 393 38 2 2 42
8 Carcassonne 18 9 0 9 393 400 -7 1 5 42
9 Soyaux Angoulême 18 8 1 9 337 382 -45 2 4 40
10 Vannes 18 8 1 9 387 374 13 0 6 40
11 Provence 18 8 0 10 408 476 -68 2 3 37
12 Montauban 18 8 0 10 343 391 –48 2 4 36[b 2]
13 Aurillac 18 7 0 11 321 432 -111 2 4 34
14 Bourg-en-Bresse 18 7 1 10 333 463 -130 2 2 34
15 Colomiers 18 6 0 12 300 369 -69 0 5 29
16 Massy 18 4 1 13 318 408 -90 1 2 21
Legend:
Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Points Total
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final Promotion play-off places.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final Promotion play-off places.
Red background relegation to Fédérale 1.

Notes:
When two teams have the same points total, position is determined by head-to-head results before points difference.
Notes
  1. ^ *Béziers deducted 3 points.[1]
  2. ^ *Montauban deducted 2 points.[1]


Current squad[edit]

The 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
Agustin Costa Repetto Hooker Argentina Argentina
Benjamin Rioux Hooker France France
Otar Turashvili Hooker Romania Romania
Adrien Bordenave Prop France France
Thomas Dubois Prop France France
Kane Palma-Newport Prop England England
Anthony Roux Prop France France
Beka Sheklashvili Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Damien Weber Prop France France
Marius Antonescu Lock Romania Romania
Clément Chartier Lock France France
Jonny Fa'amatuainu Lock Samoa Samoa
Romain Mémain Lock France France
Sione Timani Lock Tonga Tonga
Aurélien Beco Flanker France France
Romain Bezien Flanker France France
Daniel Faleafa Flanker Tonga Tonga
Jean-Pierre Perez Flanker France France
Jean Thomas Flanker France France
Mihai Macovei Number 8 Romania Romania
Stéphan Onambele Number 8 France France
Player Position Union
Joris Cazenave Scrum-half France France
Sébastien Inigo Scrum-half France France
Damien Neveu Scrum-half France France
Maxime Lafage Fly-half France France
Sebastian Poet Fly-half Argentina Argentina
Fabrice Catala Centre France France
François Fontaine Centre France France
Grégoire Maurino Centre France France
Guillaume Piron Centre Belgium Belgium
Chris Tuatara-Morrison Centre Australia Australia
Randall Kamea Wing Fiji Fiji
Clément Lagain Wing France France
Nicolas Plazy Wing France France
Venione Voretamaya Wing Fiji Fiji
Cédric Coll Fullback France France
François Tardieu Fullback France France

Notable former players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Effectif 2017-2018". US Colomiers. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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