RC Narbonne

The Racing Club de Narbonne Méditerranée (short RC Narbonne ) is a rugby union club based in the French city of Narbonne in the Aude department. He is two-time champion of France and playing in the second highest league Pro D2. The home games are played at the Parc des Sports et de l' Amitié.


On September 26, 1907, the founding of the association took place. At the beginning were the club colors of black and garnet; The latter is replaced in 1912 by Orange. In the same year Narbonne Regional Master of the Languedoc. During the First World War were 24 players of the club. 1932 Narbonne met for the first time in the Cup final but was defeated Lyon Olympique Universitaire. 1933 there was again a final defeat, turn against the same club. 1936 won the RC Narbonne his first championship, the final AS Montferrandaise was defeated.

1946 rose from Narbonne to the second division, but managed in the following season 's re-emergence. For many years, the club could not very convincing. It was not until 1964 and 1968 managed Narbonne again in the semi-finals of the championship. Also in 1968 there was the first overall victory in the Challenge Yves du Manoir prestigious. More overall victories in the Challenge followed 1973, 1974, 1978 and 1979. In 1974, Narbonne lost the final of the Championship of AS Béziers, but won in 1979 with a victory over Stade Bagnérais for the second time the championship.

The RC Narbonne has since never been more champions, but still was able to achieve a number of important successes. In addition, in 1984, 1989, 1990 and 1991 the club won the Challenge, the French Cup in 1985. At European level, the RC Narbonne in 2001 reached the final of the European Challenge Cup, but lost the Harlequins of London. End of the season 2006/ 07 Narbonne dismounted from the top league Top 14.


  • Champion: 1936, 1979
  • Championship Runners-up: 1932, 1933, 1974
  • Finalist European Challenge Cup: 2001
  • Winner Challenge Yves du Manoir: 1968, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991
  • Finalist Challenge Yves du Manoir: 1967, 1982, 1992
  • Winner Coupe de France: 1985

Final Games of RC Narbonne


European Challenge Cup

Known player

  • René Benesis (France)
  • Aimé Cassayet (France)
  • Didier Codorniou (France)
  • Patrick Esteve (France)
  • Gareth Llewellyn (Wales )
  • Jo Maso (France)
  • Olivier Merle (France)
  • Lucien Mias (France)
  • Claude Spang Hero (France)
  • Walter Spang Hero (France)
  • Franck Tournaire (France)