Lord Derby Cup

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Trophée Lord Derby
Trophee lord derby cup trophy 25 May 08.png
Sport Rugby league
Instituted1934
CountryFlag of France.svg  France (FFR XIII)
Holders AS Carcassonne (2016-17)
Most titles AS Carcassonne 13
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The Lord Derby Cup (French: Trophée Lord Derby), also known as French Rugby à XIII Cup, is the premier knockout competition for the sport of rugby league football in France. It is open to all French rugby league clubs and was also open to an Italian Club from 2017 to 2019 : the Saluzzo Roosters.

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It was first contested in 1934, the same season as the French Rugby League Championship got under way. The first winner of the cup was US Lyon-Villeurbanne on 5 May 1935 in Toulouse.

The Lord Derby Trophy was donated by Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby in May 1935 to the winner of the game between Castleford, English Challenge Cup champions, and US Lyon-Villeurbanne, defending French Cup champions. Edward George Villiers Stanley was the honorary president of the Rugby Football League, a politician and had also previously served as the British ambassador in Paris. The game took place on 12 May 1935 in Paris; US Lyon-Villeurbanne won it and were awarded the Trophy.

Some months after, to symbolize the English-French rugby league Entente Cordiale, US Lyon-Villeurbanne handed over the trophy to the Ligue Française de Rugby à XIII, and it was named the new emblem of the French Rugby League Cup. At the following Cup final on 19 April 1936, Côte Basque were awarded the Lord Derby Trophy and it has been competed for ever since.

List of Finals

YearWinnersScoreRunner-upVenueAttendance
1934–35 LyonRLcolours.PNG Lyon 22–7 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan Stade Jacques Thomas, Toulouse
1935–36 Côte Basque 15–8 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve Parc de Suzon, Bordeaux12,600
1936–37 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 12–6 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 12,100
1937–38 Faxcolours.svg Roanne 36–12 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve Stade des Minimes, Toulouse
1938–39 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 7–3 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse Stade du T.O.E.C., Toulouse15,200
1939-40: Final did not take place due to the Second World War1
1940-44: Rugby league banned by Vichy regime
1944–45 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 23–14 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne Paris
1945–46 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 27–7 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan Stade Chapou, Toulouse18,000
1946–47 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 24–5 SO Avignon Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
1947–48 New South Wales colours.svg Marseille 5–4 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne Stade Chapou, Toulouse
1948–49 New South Wales colours.svg Marseille 12–9 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne Stade Vélodrome, Marseille24,000
1949–50 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 12–5 LyonRLcolours.PNG Lyon Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne13,500
1950–51 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 22–10 LyonRLcolours.PNG Lyon Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
1951–52 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 28–9 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 14,384
1952–53 LyonRLcolours.PNG Lyon 9–8 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve Perpignan12,200
1953–54 LyonRLcolours.PNG Lyon 17–15 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan Cavaillon 8,000
1954–55 SO Avignon 18–10 New South Wales colours.svg Marseille Carpentras 11,600
1955–56 SO Avignon 25–12 Bordeaux XIII Perpignan5,800
1956–57 New South Wales colours.svg Marseille 11–0 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne16,633
1957–58 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 20–8 SO Avignon Perpignan5,473
1958–59 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 7–0 SO Avignon Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne11,000
1959–60 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 7–4 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan15,800
1960–61 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 5–2 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan
1961–62 Faxcolours.svg Roanne 16–10 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse 8,395
1962–63 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 5–0 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse 5,100
1963–64 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 10–2 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse 5,166
1964–65 New South Wales colours.svg Marseille 13–8 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 8,294
1965–66 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 22–7 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne10,067
1966–67 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 10–4 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan16,250
1967–68 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 9–2 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse 6,400
1968–69 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 15–8 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 9,532
1969–70 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 14–8 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 7,460
1970–71 New South Wales colours.svg Marseille 17–2 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 6,310
1971–72 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 12–5 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 8,250
1972–73 GaudensRLcolours.PNG St Gaudens 22–8 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne10,300
1973–74 Albi 21–11 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan6,580
1974–75 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia 9–4 New South Wales colours.svg Marseille 9,021
1975–76 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 23–8 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse
1976–77 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 21–16 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne10,085
1977–78 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 18–7 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 15,939
1978–79 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 15–5 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne Stadium Municipal d'Albi, Albi6,642
1979–80 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 18–8 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG AS Carcassonne Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne8,783
1980-81: Final cancelled2
1981–82 SO Avignon 18–12 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne4,663
1982–83 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 10–3 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 7,235
1983–84 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 18–7 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux 6,851
1984–85 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 24–7 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux 11,362
1985–86 Le Pontet XIII 35–10 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève
1986–87 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 20–10 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan
1987–88 Le Pontet XIII 5–2 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 5,000
1988–89 SO Avignon 12–11 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève Stadium Municipal d'Albi, Albi6,000
1989–90 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 22–8 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 6,832
1990–91 GaudensRLcolours.PNG St Gaudens 30–4 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne6,000
1991–92 GaudensRLcolours.PNG St Gaudens 22–10 RC Carpentras Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne7,000
1992–93 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 12–10 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 6,401
1993–94 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 14–12 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne
1994–95 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 28–8 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia Perpignan6,000
1995–96 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux 39–12 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 9,000
1996–97 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 25–24 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne8,000
1997–98 Swintoncolours.svg St Estève 38–0 SO Avignon 7,000
1998–99 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 20–5 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne9,000
1999-00 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 34–14 Catalanscolours.svg Catalan 9,000
2000–01 UtcRLcolours.PNG St Estève-Catalan 38–17 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux 8,000
2001–02 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 27–18 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne8,500
2002–03 VilleneuveRLcolours.PNG Villeneuve 16–14 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia 7,000
2003–04 UtcRLcolours.PNG St Estève-Catalan 36–24 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG AS Carcassonne 10,500
2004–05 UtcRLcolours.PNG St Estève-Catalan 31–12 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux 11,000
2005–06 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia 36–20 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 9,344
2006–07 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia 30–14 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 5,500
2007–08 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux 17–14 Albi 9,000
2008–09 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 18–16 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux Stadium Municipal d'Albi, Albi6,600
2009–10 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 18–14 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux Parc des Sports, Avignon6,000
2010–11 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 27–18 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne5,350
2011-12 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassone 14-12 PiaRLcolours.PNG Pia Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne6,892
2012-13 SO Avignon 38-37 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne5,000
2013-14 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse 46-10 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 6,763
2014-15 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan 27-25 UtcRLcolours.PNG St Estève-Catalan 4,124
2015-16 UtcRLcolours.PNG St Estève-Catalan 33-16 LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux 4,200
2016-17 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 30-24 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lézignan Parc des Sports, Avignon5,500
2017-18 UtcRLcolours.PNG St Estève-Catalan 30-26
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LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan5,243
2018-19 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG Carcassonne 22-6 UtcRLcolours.PNG St Estève-Catalan

Results

ClubWinsRunners
up
Winning Years
1 CarcassonneRLcolours.PNG AS Carcassonne 15131945-46, 1946-47, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1960-61, 1962-63, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1976-77, 1982-83, 1989-90, 2008-09, 2011-12, 2016-17, 2018-19


AS Carcassonne win in 2009 Coupe de france lord derby presentation 2009 asc v limoux.png
AS Carcassonne win in 2009

Footnotes

    • Semi-final 28 April 1940 in Bordeaux: Côte Basque 14–5 XIII Catalan.
    • 12 May 1940 (reason: unavailability of the ground on 5 May 1940) in Toulouse: semi-final Pau XIII v AS Carcassonne: game not played because 10 May 1940 the invasion of Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands by Germany.
    • 19 May 1940 in … : no final Côte Basque v Pau XIII or AS Carcassonne, i.e.: season 1939–1940: Lord Derby Cup "Not awarded due to the war" (mentioned above).
  1. The final between AS Carcassonne and XIII Catalan was cancelled because of the fight at the championship final the previous week.

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