RC Toulonnais

The Rugby Club Toulonnais (short RC Toulon ) is a rugby union club based in the French city of Toulon in the Var. He is represented in the highest league Top 14 and plays its home games at the Stade Mayol from. So far, the RC Toulon three times champion of France and once won the Heineken Cup.

  • 4.1 Current squad
  • 4.2 Known former players


The club was founded on June 3, 1908 by the merger of Étoile Sportive Varoise and a part of Stade Varois from the neighboring town of La Seyne -sur -Mer. 1909 was the newly formed club in the finale of the second division, but lost to U.S. Montauban. It took another 23 years until the RC Toulon had reached the top of French rugby. 1931 was defeated in the championship finals Lyon Olympique Universitaire and Toulon celebrated their first league title. 1934, the team won the Challenge Yves du Manoir prestigious ( one more time in 1970 ).

Toulon remained one of the best teams in the country and reached the final of four additional times (1948, 1968, 1971 and 1985). However, each of these games has been lost. The finale of 1968 was particularly scarce from: Because of the May riots, the game had to be postponed by three weeks. At the end of regulation time the score was 6:6, 9:9 after extra time. The FC Lourdes was declared the champion because he had scored two tries and Toulon no. In addition, it was no longer possible, so late to schedule a repeat, as the French team was to tour to New Zealand and South Africa shortly before departure. Also in 1971 and 1985, the RC Toulon was only beaten in extra time.

1987 was the RC Toulon again in the finals and won for the second time the champion, after defeating the Racing Club de France. The third title followed in 1992, as Biarritz Olympique was defeated. In the following years the club was not particularly successful and accumulated a debt of 10 million francs to. In July 2000, the Ligue Nationale de Rugby decreed the relegation to the Pro D2 due to financial problems. Only five years later succeeded to rise again. However, the 2005/06 season was not very successful; RC Toulon won only three of 26 games and increased after just one season again.

The new president Mourad Boudjellal invested a lot of money and undertook a number of prominent players. Much He caused a sensation with the obligation of the former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga as a coach, who flew to Toulon immediately after the end of the Air New Zealand Cup in late October 2006. The primary objective of the club's management was the rise in the Top 14, which finally succeeded in the end of season 2007/ 08. 2012 was the team for the first time after 20 years in the Cup Final, but lost it. In the 2012/13 season of RC Toulon came before the finals of the Heineken Cup and won with 16:15 dieess against ASM Clermont Auvergne. The championship final in 2013 was again lost, this time against Castres Olympique.


  • Heineken Cup winner: 2013
  • Champion: 1931, 1987, 1992
  • Championship Runners-up: 1946, 1968, 1971, 1985, 1989, 2012, 2013
  • Winner Challenge Yves du Manoir: 1934, 1970
  • Finalist Challenge Yves du Manoir: 1939, 1954, 1983
  • Finalist European Challenge Cup: 2010
  • Master Pro D2: 2005, 2008
  • Second Pro D2: 2000

Final Games of RC Toulon


Heineken Cup

European Challenge Cup


Current squad

The squad for the 2013/2014 season:

Front team ( forwards)


  • Italy Martin Castrogiovanni
  • France Xavier Chiocci
  • France Emmanuel Felsina
  • New Zealand Carl Hayman
  • England Andrew Sheridan
  • Georgia Levan Tschilatschawa


  • France Sébastien Bruno
  • France Benjamin Noirot
  • France Jean -Charles Orioli

Second - row players

  • Georgia Konstantin Mikautadze
  • France Jocelino Suta
  • New Zealand Ali Williams


  • Steffon Armitage England

Number Eight

  • France Virgile Bruni
  • Argentina Facundo Isa
  • Argentina Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
  • New Zealand Chris Masoe

Behind team ( backs)

Scrum half

  • France Nicolas Durand
  • France Sébastien Tillous - Borde

Compound Semiconductors

Indoor Three Quarter

  • France Mathieu Bastareaud
  • Australia Matt Giteau
  • Maxime Mermoz France
  • France Ivan Roux

Outer three-quarters

  • Australia Drew Mitchell
  • France Alexis Palisson
  • New Zealand David Smith
  • New Zealand Rudi Wulf


  • Delon Armitage England
  • France Vincent Martin

Well-known former players

  • Marcel Baillette
  • Roland Bertranne
  • Christian Califano
  • Christian Carrère
  • Éric Champ
  • Jerry Collins ( New Zealand)
  • Felipe Contepomi (Argentina )
  • Jean -Jacques Crenca
  • Yann Delaigue
  • Christophe Dominici
  • Jerome Gallion
  • George Gregan (Australia)
  • Arnaldo Gruarin
  • Rob Henderson ( Ireland)
  • André Herrero
  • Aubin Hueber
  • Gethin Jenkins (Wales )
  • Dan Luger (England)
  • Jo Maso
  • Victor Matfield (South Africa)