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Rugby - French Top 14

The French club championship was first held in 1892. From that year through to 1898 it purely involved Parisian sides, with the rest of the country joining in 1899. Currently it is contested by the leading 14 clubs in the country (the Top 14), who play in a home and away league from August to May, with the leading six teams qualifying for both the following season's Champions Cup and the end of season play-offs.
The top two in the table go through to the semi-finals, each played on a neutral ground, with the remainder involved in "Barrages" play-offs for the right to join them.
There is promotion and relegation between the Top 14 and the second tier Pro D2.
The winner claims the Bouclier de Bennus shield.
Final venues:
1892 - Bagatelle, Paris
1893 & 1894 - Becon-les-Bruyeres, Paris
1895 & 1896 - Courbevoie, Paris
1897 & 1898 - No Final held
1899, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1911, 1920, 1922 - Route de Medoc, Bordeaux
1900 - Levallois Perret, Paris
1902, 1906, 1910, 1943-46, 1974-1997 - Parc des Princes, Paris
1903 - Prairie des Filtress, Toulouse
1904 - La Faisanderie, St Cloud
1908, 1913, 1923 - Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris
1909, 1912, 1914, 1927-29, 1934-39, 1947-50 - Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
1921 - Parc des Sports de Sauclieres, Beziers
1924, 1926, 1930-33, 1955, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971 - Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
1925 - Maraussan, Narbonne
1951-54, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973 - Stade Municipal, Toulouse
1957, 1961, 1965, 1969, 1972 - Stade Gerland, Lyon
2016 - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
1998-2015, 2017-present - Stade de France, Paris

YEAR WINNERS RUNNERS-UP
1892
RACING CLUB^
S Francais
1893
STADE FRANCAIS
Racing Club^
1894
STADE FRANCAIS
Inter Paris
1895
STADE FRANCAIS
Olym. Paris
1896
OLYMPIQUE PARIS
S Francais
1897
STADE FRANCAIS
Olym. Paris
1898
RACING CLUB^
S Francais
1899
STADE BORDELAIS
S Francais
1900
RACING CLUB^
S Bordelais
1901
STADE FRANCAIS
S Bordelais
1902
RACING CLUB^
S Bordelais
1903
STADE FRANCAIS
Toulouse
1904
STADE BORDELAIS
S Francais
1905
STADE BORDELAIS
S Francais
1906
STADE BORDELAIS
S Francais
1907
STADE BORDELAIS
S Francais
1908
STADE FRANCAIS
S Bordelais
1909
STADE BORDELAIS
Toulouse
1910
FC LYONS
S Bordelais
1911
STADE BORDELAIS
Univ France
1912
TOULOUSE
Racing Club^
1913
BAYONNE
Univ France
1914
PERPIGNAN
Tarbes
1915-9
Not held
 
1920
TARBES
Racing Club^
1921
PERPIGNAN
Toulouse
1922
TOULOUSE
Bayonne
1923
TOULOUSE
Bayonne
1924
TOULOUSE
Perpignan
1925
PERPIGNAN
Carcassonne
1926
TOULOUSE
Perpignan
1927
TOULOUSE
S Francais
1928
PAU
Quillan
1929
QUILLAN
Lezignan
1930
AGEN
Quillan
1931
TOULON
Lyons OU
1932
LYONS OLYMPIQUE
Narbonne
1933
LYONS OLYMPIQUE
Narbonne
1934
BAYONNE
Biarritz
1935
BIARRITZ
Perpignan
1936
NARBONNE
Montferrand*
1937
VIENNE
Montferrand*
1938
PERPIGNAN
Biarritz
1939
BIARRITZ
Perpignan
1940-2
Not held
 
1943
BAYONNE
Agen
1944
PERPIGNAN
Bayonne
1945
AGEN
Lourdes
1946
PAU
Lourdes
1947
TOULOUSE
Agen
1948
LOURDES
Toulon
1949
CASTRES
M-de-Marsan
1950
CASTRES
Racing Club^
1951
CARMAUX
Tarbes
1952
LOURDES
Perpignan
1953
LOURDES
M-de-Marsan
1954
GRENOBLE
Cognac
1955
PERPIGNAN
Lourdes
1956
LOURDES
Dax
1957
LOURDES
Racing Club^
1958
LOURDES
Mazamet
1959
RACING CLUB^
M-de-Marsan
1960
LOURDES
Beziers
1961
BEZIERS
Dax
1962
AGEN
Beziers
1963
MONT-DE-MARSAN
Dax
1964
PAU
Beziers
1965
AGEN
Brive
1966
AGEN
Dax
1967
MONTAUBAN
Begles Bord.
1968
LOURDES
Toulon
1969
BEGLES BORDEAUX
Toulouse
1970
LA VOULTE
Montferrand*
1971
BEZIERS
Toulon
1972
BEZIERS
Brive
1973
TARBES
Dax
1974
BEZIERS
Narbonne
1975
BEZIERS
Brive
1976
AGEN
Beziers
1977
BEZIERS
Perpignan
1978
BEZIERS
Montferrand*
1979
NARBONNE
Bagneres
1980
BEZIERS
Toulouse
1981
BEZIERS
Bagneres
1982
AGEN
Bayonne
1983
BEZIERS
Nice
1984
BEZIERS
Agen
1985
TOULOUSE
Toulon
1986
TOULOUSE
Agen
1987
TOULON
Racing Club^
1988
AGEN
Tarbes
1989
TOULOUSE
Toulon
1990
RACING CLUB^
Agen
1991
BEGLES BORDEAUX
Toulouse
1992
TOULON
Biarritz
1993
CASTRES
Grenoble
1994
TOULOUSE
Montferrand*
1995
TOULOUSE
Castres
1996
TOULOUSE
Brive
1997
TOULOUSE
Bourgoin
1998
STADE FRANCAIS
Perpignan
1999
TOULOUSE
Montferrand*
2000
STADE FRANCAIS
Colomiers
2001
TOULOUSE
Montferrand*
2002
BIARRITZ
Agen
2003
STADE FRANCAIS
Toulouse
2004
STADE FRANCAIS
Perpignan
2005
BIARRITZ
S Francais
2006
BIARRITZ
Toulouse
2007
STADE FRANCAIS
Clermont A
2008
TOULOUSE
Clermont A
2009
PERPIGNAN
Clermont A
2010
CLERMONT
Perpignan
2011
TOULOUSE Montpellier
2012 TOULOUSE Toulon
2013
CASTRES Toulon
2014
TOULON Castres
2015 STADE FRANCAIS Clermont
2016 RACING 92 Toulon
2017 CLERMONT Toulon
2018 CASTRES Montpellier

* Now known as Clermont Auvergne; ^ now known as Racing 92

 

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