French Magic Weekend kicks off new season with an extra point for winners

VARL v Entraigues - Photo courtesy of Astreizix

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Elite 1 kick-off

The Elite 1 Championship kicks off this weekend with a Magic Weekend in Carcassonne, featuring all 10 clubs. In an interesting difference to the Super League version, winners over the weekend will receive four points for a win, rather than the usual three. Love Rugby League will be at the Stade Albert Domec to cover all five games live.

Villefranche go top as champions lose again

In the Elite 2 Championship, Villefranche coasted past a Lyon-Villeurbanne side that had just 13 players in its matchday squad, running up a 66-8 scorelines. That win puts Villefranche top of the table.

New boys Ille continued their impressive start to life in Elite 2, dominating Toulon in a 52-14 thrashing.

Reigning champions Baho, still missing several players, failed to win back to back games as they suffered another loss, this time going down 22-14 at Carpentras. In the weekend’s other game, VARL continued their rise up the ladder with a 32-22 home win over Entraigues.

Lord Derby Coupe de France first round

Ille v Villeneuve Minervois in the Coupe de France – Photo courtesy of Anais Sibieude

(Club division in brackets)

Val de Dagne (National) 12-36 Toulouges (Federal)

US Ferrals (National) 13-12 Laurentin (National)

Ille (Elite 2) 18-24 Villeneuve Minervois (National)

Salses (National) 50-2 Val d’Orbieu (Federal)

Corbeil (Federal) 0-30 Paris-Chatillon (Federal)

Apt (Federal) 12-60 Le Thor (Federal)

Caumont (National) 32-4 St Martin (National)

Montpellier (Federal) 0-30 Toulon (Elite 2)

Marseille (Federal) 46-16 Cheval Blanc (Federal

Aspet (National) WALKOVER Begles (Federal)

Games still to be played (due to postponements)

Pamiers (Federal) v AS Pomas (Federal)

US Pujols (Federal) v Villefranche (Elite 2)

The Reole (National) v US Trentels (National)

Cahors (Federal) v Clairac (Federal)

Canton Villefranche d’Albi (Federal) v Ramonville (National)

The winners of these matches will play in the second round on the weekend of 07/08 December 2019 with the other qualified clubs: Villegailhenc ARL XIII (2), RC Lescure XIII (2), XIII Realmontais, Tonneins XIII L / G, Gratentour XIII, Sharks of Montpellier XIII, Vedene XIII.

Elite 2 Championship Results & Fixtures

Sunday 10 November 2019
CARPENTRAS XIII22 – 14
Détails
BAHO XIII
ILLE XIII52 – 14
Détails
TOULON XIII
VILLEFRANCHE XIII66 – 8
Détails
LYON-VILLEURBANNE XIII
VILLEGAILHENC XIII32 – 22
Détails
ENTRAIGUES XIII
Sunday 17 November 2019
LESCURE XIIIv
Détails
PIA XIII

 

Elite 1 Championship Magic Weekend fixtures

Saturday 16 November 2019
PALAU XIII15H30SO AVIGNON XIII
FC LEZIGNAN XIII17H30XIII LIMOUXIN
Sunday 17 November 2019
RC ST GAUDENS XIII
13H30TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE
ALBI RUGBY LEAGUE15H30VILLENEUVE XIII RL
ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN17H30CARCASSONNE XIII