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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
(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 XIII||22 – 14|
|ILLE XIII||52 – 14|
|VILLEFRANCHE XIII||66 – 8|
|VILLEGAILHENC XIII||32 – 22|
|Sunday 17 November 2019|
Elite 1 Championship Magic Weekend fixtures
|Saturday 16 November 2019|
|PALAU XIII||15H30||SO AVIGNON XIII|
|FC LEZIGNAN XIII||17H30||XIII LIMOUXIN|
|Sunday 17 November 2019|
|RC ST GAUDENS XIII||13H30||TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE|
|ALBI RUGBY LEAGUE||15H30||VILLENEUVE XIII RL|
|ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN||17H30||CARCASSONNE XIII|