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The Union Française de Rugby Amateur was a rugby union formed by 12 french dissident teams in 1930: Bayonne, Biarritz, Carcassonne, FC Lyon, Grenoble, Limoges, Pau, Perpignan, Stade Bordelais, Stade Français, Stade Nantais and Toulouse.
Their complaints were due to fake amateurism and to the violence of french rugby, that led to France exclusion from Five Nations.

Originally they did not want to leave the FFR but, not finding an agreement, they organized a tournament of their own. In this tournament it was possible to replace 3 players during the match and the standing was formed by the points scored on the field.

In the second season two more teams joined UFRA: Tarbes and US Narbonne.

Finally, in 1932, UFRA and FFR found an agreement to bring back together french rugby and the UFRA teams were readmitted to the french championship for 1932/33 season.

Honours Roll

Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
1931/32Toulouse (2)PauRound Robin 
1930/31Toulouse (1)Stade FrançaisRound Robin 
TeamTitlesRunners up
Toulouse20
Pau01
Stade Français01




Sources

images.expressdumidi.bibliotheque.toulouse.fr - Express du Midi digitalized editions
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_française_de_rugby_amateur - Wikipedia pages about UFRA