|Full name||Valence Romans Drôme Rugby|
Les Damiers (The Chequered Ones)
|Location||4 rue Chevalier|
|Ground(s)|| Stade Marcel Guillermoz |
Stade Georges Pompidou (Capacity: 5,000 / 15,128)
|2020–21||Pro D2, 15th (relegated)|
Valence Romans Drôme Rugby (formerly L’Union sportive romanaise and péageoise) is a French rugby union club based in Romans-sur-Isère (Drôme). For the 2019–20 season they will be playing in Rugby Pro D2 having been promoted from Fédérale 1.
L’US romanaise and péageoise was founded in 1908 as the sport association of two town on both side of the Isère, Romans-sur-Isère and Bourg-de-Péage. Le club was the formed by a lot of worker of Shoes's factory. After the Second World War, the club was promoted in Top 16 and reach two times the semifinals (1954 and 1955), and in 1969 reach again the quarter of finals. This defined US Romans as one of the strongest French club in the 70's. In 1976, the "Damiers" (nickname of the players) lost the quarter of final against the future champion, Agen, and 1977 lost the semifinals against Perpignan (6-9). For eight consecutive years, Romans will pass the first round of the Championship. A first relegation in "Groupe B" in 1988, was followed by a return in "Group A". in 1990. In 1992, the club was again relegated. In 1995 Romans lost the "Groupe B1" final against FC Lourdes (a stunning match closed 37–36). A lot of famous French player have played at USRP in the past: like Arnaldo Gruarin, Robert Soro and Philippe Saint-André.
Now the club play in Fédérale 1, the third level of French rugby union system, after some year in the lower Fédérale 2. In 2018-19 they were promoted from Fédérale 1 into Rugby Pro D2. They now are called Valence Romans Drôme Rugby.
The current table for the 2020–21 Rugby Pro D2 is:
|1||Perpignan (C, P)||30||24||1||5||821||504||+317||9||3||107|
|15||Valence Romans (R)||30||9||3||18||647||804||–157||2||8||49|
|16||Soyaux Angoulême (R)||30||8||1||21||522||752||–230||1||8||42|
Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Points Total
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final Promotion play-off places.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final Promotion play-off places.
Red background relegation to Nationale.
When two teams have the same points total, position is determined by head-to-head results before points difference.
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