Rugby League: That’s The Way It Was

Episode 5 : The History of Rugby League in France (Part 2).

In Part 1, Mike Rylance told us about the incredible rise of Rugby League in the 1930’s – followed by the cruel bans of the Vichy Regime in the 1940s, and the golden period of the 1950’s which saw France dominate international Rugby League. In Part 2 we chart the game’s demise AND possibly the rise again of French Rugby League?


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Acknowledgments

Mike Rylance is the author of “The Forbidden Game” and “The Struggle and The Daring”.
Also thanks to Andrew Ferguson from The Rugby League Project

1978 December 10th France Australia. 2nd Test.

French Elite’ One Championship 2018/2019

Club P W D L Pts.
Carcassonne 19 14 0 5 48
Lezignan 19 12 0 7 45
St.Esteve/XIII Catalan 19 14 0 5 45
Limouxin 19 130 6 45
Albi 19 12 0 7 39
Villeneuve 19 10 0 9 36
Palau 19 5 0 14 26
Avignon 19 6 0 13 25
St.Gaudens 19 5 0 14 19
Toulouse 19 4 0 15 17

French Elite’ One has a bonus point system
– The Championship Final was won by St.Esteve/ XIII Catalan V Carcassonne 32 – 24
– Of the original 10 clubs, Lyon-Villeurbanne now in Elite’ 2 Championship – Roanne now in French National Division 2 (Regional)

Challenge Cup Final 2018 Wembley Stadium
August 26th, 2018

CATALAN DRAGONSWARRINGTON WOLVES
1. Gigot     Ratchford
2. Tierney Lineham
3. MeadGoodwin
4. WiliameT.King
5. Yaha Charnley
6. Langi Brown
7. Drinkwater Roberts
8. SimonHill
9. McIlorum Clark
10. MoaCooper
11. JullienLivett
12.Garcia   Hughes
13.CastyWestwood
Interchange 
Bousquet, Baitieri Murdoch-Masila, G.King
Edwards, GoudemandPatton, Philbin

 Full Time

Catalan 20 ( Tierney, Garcia, Wiliame tries, Drinkwater 4 goals) defeated
Warrington 14 ( Murdoch-Masila, G.King tries, Roberts 3 goals)

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