US Colomiers

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Colomiers
Colomiers rugby badge.png
Full name Union Sportive Colomiers Rugby
Founded 1915; 102 years ago (1915)
Location Colomiers, France
Ground(s) Stade Michel Bendichou (Capacity: 11,000)
President Alain Carre
Coach(es) Jean-Luc Sadourny and Bernard de Giusti
League(s) Pro D2
2013–14 9th
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 2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 is:[1]

2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Oyonnax 23 14 0 9 608 475 +133 5 6 67
2 Agen 23 14 1 8 598 499 +99 4 4 67
3 Biarritz 24 14 0 10 574 518 +56 3 4 63
4 Mont-de-Marsan 23 13 0 10 519 447 +72 3 7 62
5 Colomiers 23 14 0 9 571 445 +126 4 2 62
6 Montauban 23 13 0 10 532 402 +130 4 4 60
7 Carcassonne 24 13 1 10 539 493 +46 3 2 59
8 Perpignan 23 11 1 11 545 499 +46 5 4 55
9 Aurillac 23 12 0 11 491 528 −37 3 4 55
10 Soyaux Angoulême 23 11 1 11 452 474 −22 1 4 51
11 Narbonne 23 12 1 10 456 565 −109 1 0 51
12 Béziers 23 10 0 13 539 473 +66 7 3 50
13 Dax 23 10 0 13 482 631 −149 1 5 46
14 Albi 23 8 2 13 490 594 −104 1 3 40
15 Vannes 23 7 2 14 461 587 −126 1 6 39
16 Bourgoin 23 4 1 18 368 595 −227 1 4 23
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 denotes the champions, who are automatically promoted to Top 14.
Blue background denotes teams that qualify for the promotion play-offs.
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.
Bourgoin had 8 points deducted for financial irregularities.[2]

Current squad[edit]

2016-17 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
Ariel Castellina Prop Argentina Argentina
Victor Delmas Prop France France
Thomas Dubois Prop France France
Oleg Ishchenko Prop France France
Anthony Roux Prop France France
Damien Weber Prop France France
Romain Mémain Lock France France
Demian Panizzo Lock Argentina Argentina
Sione Timani Lock Tonga Tonga
Aurélien Béco Flanker Portugal Portugal
Romain Bézian Flanker France France
Jonny Fa'amatuainu Flanker Samoa Samoa
Stephane Onambele Flanker France France
Jean Thomas Flanker France France
Mihai Macovei Number 8 Romania Romania
Martin Puech Number 8 France France
Player Position Union
Sébastien Inigo Scrum-half France France
Damien Neveu Scrum-half France France
Christopher Hilsenbeck Fly-half Germany Germany
Peni Botiki Centre Fiji Fiji
Fabrice Catala Centre France France
Cédric Coll Centre France France
Gregoire Maurino Centre France France
Florian Nicot Centre France France
Guillaume Piron Centre Belgium Belgium
Clément Lagain Wing France France
Kimami Sitauti Wing Australia Australia
Venione Voretamaya Fullback Fiji Fiji

Notable former players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "PROD2, Bourgoin - Retrait de 8 points". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (Press release) (in French). 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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