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France - National championship Season: Competition overview
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Excellence
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Excellence 1928/29

Overview
After a regional qualifier phase, 40 teams were divided into 8 poules of 5 teams.
The 3 best teams of each poule qualified for a second phase formed by 8 poules of 3 teams.
The winner of each poule qualified for quarter finals.
Playout were probably used to determine the number of teams of each region for the next season and the starting ranking of the teams in the regional qualifiers.

Final results
Winner:US Quillan

First phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Pau104301622042Qualified to 2nd phase
2Carcassonne104301521636
3Albi842021035-25
4Périgueux842022325-2
5FC Lyon44004354-51Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929Pau - FC Lyon12-3
13/01/1929Pau - Carcassonne13-0
13/01/1929Périgueux - FC Lyon6-0
27/01/1929Carcassonne - Périgueux13-3
27/01/1929FC Lyon - Albi0-4
03/02/1929Albi - Carcassonne0-7
03/02/1929Périgueux - Pau14-9
10/02/1929Carcassonne - FC Lyon32-0
10/02/1929Pau - Albi28-3
17/02/1929Albi - Périgueux3-0
Tie breaker
03/03/1929Albi - Périgueux9-0

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1US Quillan104301501238Qualified to 2nd phase
2Bayonne10430121129
3Grenoble10430121183
4TOEC641031736-19
5Racing Club de France44004536-31Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929Bayonne - TOEC8-3
13/01/1929Racing Club de France - Bayonne0-5
13/01/1929TOEC - US Quillan4-12
27/01/1929Grenoble - TOEC11-0
27/01/1929US Quillan - Racing Club de France14-0
03/02/1929Grenoble - Bayonne3-0
03/02/1929TOEC - Racing Club de France10-5
10/02/1929Bayonne - US Quillan8-6
17/02/1929US Quillan - Grenoble18-0
03/03/1929Racing Club de France - Grenoble0-7

Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Toulouse12440066957Qualified to 2nd phase
2Stade Bordelais9421123815
3Arlequins Perpignan942111394
4CS Vienne64103820-12
5Stade bagnérais44004367-64Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929Stade Bordelais - Arlequins Perpignan0-0
13/01/1929Arlequins Perpignan - Stade bagnérais8-0
13/01/1929CS Vienne - Stade Bordelais0-3
27/01/1929Arlequins Perpignan - CS Vienne5-0
27/01/1929Toulouse - Stade Bordelais8-6
03/02/1929CS Vienne - Toulouse0-12
03/02/1929Stade Bordelais - Stade bagnérais14-0
10/02/1929Stade bagnérais - CS Vienne0-8
10/02/1929Toulouse - Arlequins Perpignan9-0
17/02/1929Stade bagnérais - Toulouse3-37

Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1US Cognac1043011730-13Qualified to 2nd phase
2Toulon94211351124
3CASG Paris8420221201
4SC Pamiers74112914-5
5AS Bayonne64103512-7Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929US Cognac - CASG Paris6-3
13/01/1929SC Pamiers - AS Bayonne3-0
13/01/1929Toulon - CASG Paris11-6
27/01/1929AS Bayonne - Toulon5-0
27/01/1929US Cognac - SC Pamiers6-3
03/02/1929CASG Paris - AS Bayonne4-0
03/02/1929Toulon - US Cognac24-0
10/02/1929SC Pamiers - Toulon0-0
17/02/1929AS Bayonne - US Cognac0-5
24/02/1929CASG Paris - SC Pamiers8-3

Poule E
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Béziers10430117107Qualified to 2nd phase
2Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles104220221111
3Boucau Stade74112314-11
4Saint-Girons SC7411222220
5Stade Français641032431-7Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929Stade Français - Béziers3-8
13/01/1929Béziers - Boucau Stade3-0
13/01/1929Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles - Stade Français12-8
20/01/1929Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles - Béziers7-0
20/01/1929Saint-Girons SC - Boucau Stade11-0
27/01/1929Boucau Stade - Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles0-0
03/02/1929Boucau Stade - Stade Français3-0
10/02/1929Béziers - Saint-Girons SC6-0
24/02/1929Saint-Girons SC - Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles3-3
03/03/1929Stade Français - Saint-Girons SC13-8
Tie breaker
10/03/1929Boucau Stade - Saint-Girons SC3-0

Poule F
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Biarritz11431035332Qualified to 2nd phase
2Montferrand104301412219
3Perpignan84121314-11
4FC Lourdes64022627-21
5Montauban54013322-19Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929Perpignan - Montauban3-0
13/01/1929FC Lourdes - Biarritz3-16
13/01/1929Montauban - Montferrand3-16
20/01/1929Biarritz - Montferrand16-0
27/01/1929Biarritz - Montauban3-0
03/02/1929Montauban - FC Lourdes0-0
03/02/1929Perpignan - Biarritz0-0
10/02/1929FC Lourdes - Perpignan0-0
24/02/1929Montferrand - FC Lourdes11-3
03/03/1929Montferrand - Perpignan14-0

Poule G
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Limoges10422020911Qualified to 2nd phase
2Dax1043011138
3Narbonne94211341123
4UA Libourne64022320-17
5CA Villeneuve-sur-Lot54013025-25Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929CA Villeneuve-sur-Lot - Limoges0-8
06/01/1929Dax - Narbonne5-0
13/01/1929Limoges - Dax3-0
13/01/1929Narbonne - UA Libourne14-0
27/01/1929Dax - CA Villeneuve-sur-Lot3-0
27/01/1929UA Libourne - Limoges3-3
03/02/1929CA Villeneuve-sur-Lot - UA Libourne0-0
03/02/1929Limoges - Narbonne6-6
10/02/1929Narbonne - CA Villeneuve-sur-Lot14-0
10/02/1929UA Libourne - Dax0-3

Poule H
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1FC Lézignan10430143637Qualified to 2nd phase
2SA Bordeaux104301342014
3Agen94211481731
4Tarbes741123941-2
5SC Mazamet440041797-80Qualified for playout

Matches
First phase
06/01/1929SC Mazamet - FC Lézignan3-12
06/01/1929Tarbes - Agen0-0
13/01/1929Agen - SA Bordeaux11-0
13/01/1929FC Lézignan - Tarbes22-0
27/01/1929SA Bordeaux - FC Lézignan3-0
27/01/1929Tarbes - SC Mazamet36-0
03/02/1929FC Lézignan - Agen9-0
03/02/1929SC Mazamet - SA Bordeaux6-12
10/02/1929Agen - SC Mazamet37-8
10/02/1929SA Bordeaux - Tarbes19-3

Second phase
Second phase - Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Toulon52110303Qualified for quarter finals
2Toulouse5211023518
3Narbonne22002526-21

Matches
Second phase
03/03/1929Narbonne - Toulon0-3
10/03/1929Toulouse - Narbonne23-5
24/03/1929Toulon - Toulouse0-0
Tie breaker
14/04/1929Toulon - Toulouse6-3

Second phase - Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Agen421011284Qualified for quarter finals
2Biarritz421011113-2
3Arlequins Perpignan421011012-2

Matches
Second phase
03/03/1929Biarritz - Agen8-3
10/03/1929Agen - Arlequins Perpignan9-0
17/03/1929Arlequins Perpignan - Biarritz10-3
Tie breaker
24/03/1929Agen - Biarritz6-0

Second phase - Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Stade Bordelais6220016016Qualified for quarter finals
2Pau4210115132
3Montferrand22002422-18

Matches
Second phase
03/03/1929Stade Bordelais - Pau9-0
10/03/1929Pau - Montferrand15-4
25/03/1929Montferrand - Stade Bordelais0-7

Second phase - Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1US Quillan6220022418Qualified for quarter finals
2Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles4210115114
3Limoges22002527-22

Matches
Second phase
03/03/1929US Quillan - Limoges16-0
10/03/1929Limoges - Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles5-11
24/03/1929Club Athletique Bordeaux Begles - US Quillan4-6

Second phase - Poule E
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1FC Lézignan6220020614Qualified for quarter finals
2Boucau Stade42101311516
3Grenoble22002333-30

Matches
Second phase
10/03/1929Grenoble - FC Lézignan3-5
17/03/1929Boucau Stade - Grenoble28-0
24/03/1929FC Lézignan - Boucau Stade15-3

Second phase - Poule F
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Carcassonne6220038038Qualified for quarter finals
2Dax42101917-8
3CASG Paris22002030-30

Matches
Second phase
03/03/1929Dax - CASG Paris9-0
10/03/1929CASG Paris - Carcassonne0-21
24/03/1929Carcassonne - Dax17-0

Second phase - Poule G
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Béziers52110808Qualified for quarter finals
2SA Bordeaux4210119145
3Albi32011619-13

Matches
Second phase
03/03/1929Béziers - SA Bordeaux8-0
10/03/1929SA Bordeaux - Albi19-6
24/03/1929Albi - Béziers0-0

Second phase - Poule H
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Perpignan52110909Qualified for quarter finals
2US Cognac42101612-6
3Bayonne3201136-3

Matches
Second phase
03/03/1929US Cognac - Bayonne6-3
10/03/1929Bayonne - Perpignan0-0
24/03/1929Perpignan - US Cognac9-0

Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
US Quillan
4/21/1929 - 27-3US Quillan
5/5/1929 - 17-3
ToulonUS Quillan
Perpignan5/19/1929 - 11-8
4/14/1929 - 6-6
4/21/1929 - 4-15
Agen
AgenUS Quillan
FC Lézignan
4/14/1929 - 27-5FC Lézignan
5/12/1929 - 9-6
Stade Bordelais
CarcassonneFC Lézignan
4/21/1929 - 6-6
5/5/1929 - 0-3
Béziers
Béziers