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FC Auch Gers

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Full nameFootball Club Auch Gers
Founded1891; 129 years ago (1891)
LocationAuch, France
Ground(s)Stade Jacques Fouroux (Capacity: 7,000)
League(s)Fédérale 1
2016–176th (Filed for bakruptcy. Professional club dissolved.)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.fcag-rugby.com

Football Club Auch Gers is a French rugby union club based in Auch in Midi-Pyrénées most recently playing in the promotion-eligible pool of Fédérale 1. In recent years, they have mainly bounced between the first-level Top 14 and Pro D2. In a five-year stretch between 2003 and 2004 and 2007–08, they were either promoted or relegated four times—promoted to the then-Top 16 as champions of Pro D2 in 2004, relegated in 2005, promoted as Pro D2 champions again in 2007, and relegated as bottom finisher in 2008. Founded in 1891, the club plays at Stade Patrice Brocas (capacity 7,000); its players wear red and white.

Auch was founded in 1891. They were runners-up in the 2001 Challenge Yves du Manoir competition, losing to Montferrand (now Clermont) in the final. In the 2000s they were playing in the second division on French rugby, and in the 2002–03 season they made the semi-finals toward promotion but were defeated by Montpellier. However the following season they were promoted to the top league, defeating Bayonne in the Pro D2 final.

However they were relegated back down to Pro D2 for the 2005–06 season. Nonetheless, they were also winners of the European Shield, reprechage tournament for teams knocked out in the first round of the European Challenge Cup that season. They defeated English club Worcester in the final.

At the end of the 2013–2014 season, the club was relegated to the amateur Fédérale 1. At the close of 2016–2017, bankruptcy was declared. The professional club was dissolved after financial rescue efforts failed. The lower level teams and school will remain, with an eye toward eventual reconstitution of the flagship pro team. The B team won the 2017 Nationale B championship.

Honours

Finals results

Challenge Yves du Manoir

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue
2001 Montferrand FC Auch 34–24 France

European Shield

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue
21 May 2005 FC Auch Worcester Warriors 23–10 Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Pro D2 winners

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue
2004 FC Auch Bayonne 26–9 France

Current standings

Club dissolved at end of 2016–17 season.

Current squad

Club dissolved at end of 2016–17 season.

Former players

Current Internationals

Further reading

  • Mes saisons 1903–2003 : F.C. Auch : Auch en Gascogne et le rugby, cent ans d'amour-passion, de Roland Porterie, éd. Football club auscitain, 2003

See also

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