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Biarritz Olympique
Full name Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque
Founded 1913
Location Biarritz, France
Ground Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Capacity 12,667[1]
President Marcel Martin
Coach Patrice Lagisquet and Jacques Delmas
League Top 14
2005-06 1st
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Team colours
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Home colours
Team colours Team colours Team colours
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Official website
www.bo-pb.com

Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque (also known as Biarritz Olympique and abbreviated as BOPB) are an French professional rugby union team based in the city of Biarritz, Aquitaine that competes in the Top 14 and Heineken Cup. Biarritz play their home matches at the Parc des Sports Aguiléra, which is a multi-use stadium in Biarritz and has a capacity of around 13,500 people, though for games that need a larger capacity, Biarritz may play at the Estadio Anoeta in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain. Biarritz play in red and white colours. Biarritz have won a number of major honors, including winning the French league on five occasions. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Biarritz (French: Biarritz, pronounced ; Gascon Occitan: Biàrritz; Basque: Miarritze) is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France. ... Parc des Sports Aguiléra is a multi-use stadium in Biarritz, France. ... Jacques Chaban-Delmas (March 7, 1915–November 10, 2000) was a French Gaullist politician. ... The Top 14 is a rugby union club competition which is played throughout France. ... The 2005-06 TOP 14 is a French domestic rugby union club competition that will run from August of 2005 to June of 2006. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Biarritz (French: Biarritz, pronounced ; Gascon Occitan: Biàrritz; Basque: Miarritze) is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Dordogne Gironde Landes Lot-et-Garonne Pyrénées-Atlantiques Arrondissements 18 Cantons 235 Communes 2,296 Statistics Land area1 41,308 km² Population (Ranked 6th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... The Top 14 is a rugby union club competition which is played throughout France. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... Parc des Sports Aguiléra is a multi-use stadium in Biarritz, France. ... Estadio Anoeta is a multi-use stadium in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain. ... Location Location of Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain Coordinates : 43º 19 17 w. ...


Biarritz Olympique was formed in 1913 through a merger of the Biarritz Stade and Biarritz Sporting Club rugby teams. Biarritz made their way to the final of the French championship for the first time in the 1934 season where they were defeated by Bayonne. The following season they claimed their first championship, defeating Perpignan in the final. That decade Biarritz met Perpignan twice again in the final, winning one and losing one. It would not be until 1992 when the club made the final again, and then a decade later, winning the championship in 2002. The club won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006, and were runners-up in Europe in 2006 as well. Official website www. ... Union Sportive Arlequins Perpignan (French) or Unió Esportiva Arlequins Perpinyà (Catalan), generally abbreviated as USAP, is a French rugby union club that plays in the city of Perpignan. ...

Contents

History

The early years

The history of the club extends back to the late 1800s. An athletic club, Biarritz Stade (named that, in 1902) opened up a rugby quarter. In 1909, the Biarritz Sporting Club was established. On April 26, 1913, the fusion of the two clubs took place. The new name of the club was Biarritz Olympique and its inaugural president was M. P. Campagne. On May 13, 1934, Biarritz Olympique played in the final of the French premiership; they were however, defeated by Aviron Bayonnais 13 points to 8 at Stade des Ponts Jumeaux in Toulouse in front of 18,000 people. It was the only all-Basque final and is still the final in which the two contenders were separated by the shortest distance (3 miles), outside the all-Parisian finals of the late 19th century. is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ligue Nationale de Rugby (English: National Rugby League) is the name of the national professional rugby union league of France. ... Official website www. ... New city flag (Occitan cross) Traditional coat of arms Motto: (Occitan: For Toulouse, always more) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Midi-Pyrénées Department Haute-Garonne (31) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration of Greater Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc  (UMP) (since 2004) City Statistics Land...


A year later, Biarritz again found themselves in the final of the national championship, this time against USA Perpignan. They emerged victorious, winning three points to nil, claiming their first ever national championship. The success continued in the latter stages of the decade. In the 1938 championship, Biarritz again met USAP in the final, though this time, the Perpignan club were able to get the win, Biarritz losing 11 points to six. A year later, the two clubs met in the final again, with Biarritz coming out as the better club on the day, winning six points to nil, and claiming the second national championship. But for almost 50 years, Biarritz was not going to feature prominently in the French league. Union Sportive Arlequins Perpignan (French) or Unió Esportiva Arlequins Perpinyà (Catalan), generally abbreviated as USAP, is a French rugby union club that plays in the city of Perpignan. ...


The 1980s and 90s

It was not until the late 1980s that BO, as it is nicknamed, was going to reach the top again. In 1989 Biarritz contested their first Challenge Yves du Manoir final since the 1937 season. However, they were defeated by RC Narbonne 18-12 in the final. In 1992, Biarritz made it to the national final, played at Parc des Princes in Paris. However, Biarritz went down to RC Toulon 19 points to 14. In the 1997-98 season, Biarritz competed in their first European Rugby Cup competition, playing in the European Challenge Cup. Biarritz won six of their three fixtures, and did not make it past the pool stages. The 1998-99 season was similar to the previous, though they were able to win one more of their pool fixtures, but finished third in the pool standings after other French clubs Agen and Brive. Racing Club de Narbonne Méditerannée is a French rugby union club currently competing in the top level of the French league system. ... The Parc des Princes (translation: Princes Park) is a 48527 capacity stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... RC Toulonnais is a French rugby union team that currently take part in Rugby Pro D2, the second level of the countrys professional league system. ...


In their third Challenge Cup, Biarritz only lost a won pool game and finished first in the standings. However, they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by English club Bristol. As well as the success in the Challenge Cup, in the 1999-00 season, they also won the Coupe de France for the first time since 1937, defeating CA Brive 24-13 in the final. Biarritz also earned qualification for the Heineken Cup.[2] Official website www. ...


2000s

Celebrations after Biarritz' 2006 championship win over Toulouse.
Celebrations after Biarritz' 2006 championship win over Toulouse.

Biarritz, now playing in the elite European competition, the Heineken Cup, the club had a successful run, finishing at the top of their pool, but were eliminated by Irish team Munster, losing 38-29 in the quarter-finals at Thomond Park. In the 2001-02 Heineken Cup Biarritz did not make the finals, finishing second in their pool, winning two of their six pool fixtures. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ...


In 2002, Biarritz made their way to the domestic final for the first time in a decade. They defeated SU Agen 25 to 22 at Stade de France in Saint-Denis in front of 78,457. That season they were also runners-up to Stade Rochelais in the Coupe de France final, losing 21-19. The 2002-03 Heineken Cup was also a success for Biarritz, finishing at the top of their pool standings, they were quarter-finalists, but lost to Leinster 18-13 at Lansdowne Road in Dublin. Sporting Union Agen Lot et Garonne is a French rugby union club currently competing in the top level of the French league system. ... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... Saint Denis can refer to: a Christian saint: see Denis Seine-Saint-Denis a département of France Several communes in France: Saint-Denis,in the Aude département Saint-Denis, in the Gard département Saint-Denis, in the Seine-Saint-Denis département, home of Saint Denis Basilica... Stade Rochelais is a French rugby union club currently competing in the second level of the French league system, (Pro D2). ...


The 2003-04 Heineken Cup was a best ever for Biarritz, as they made it to the semi-finals for the first time. They finished at the top of their pool and defeated the Llanelli Scarlets in the quarter-finals. They lost to fellow French club Toulouse 19-11 in the semi-finals. In 2004-05 Biarritz dropped only the one pool game against the London Wasps and finished at the top of their pool. They then defeated Munster in the quarter-finals, to repeat their success of the previous season by making the semi-finals. They however lost to Stade Français, 20-17 at Parc des Princes. More success followed in 2005, where they defeated the Stade Français club 37 points to 34 in the domestic final after a very rugged challenge. Official website www. ...


In the year 2006, they made it to the Heineken Cup final were they met Munster. Although they lost their first pool game to the Saracens, Biarritz won the remaining matches and finished at the top of their pool, and defeated English clubs Sale and Bath in the finals to make the final. They lost the compelling game 19-23. They were however able to put the Heinken Cup loss behind them and make it to the final of the 2005-06 Top 14, where they met Toulouse. Biarritz led nine points to six at half time but stormed to victory in the second half, the final score being 40 to 13, making Biarritz back to back winners. In the 2006-07 Heineken Cup Biarritz won all six of their pool games, topping their group with 29 points. They met fellow pool team Northampton Saints at Estadio Anoeta in the quarter-finals, but Northampton upset Biarritz on the day, winning 6-7. The 2005-06 TOP 14 is a French domestic rugby union club competition that will run from August of 2005 to June of 2006. ... The 2006-07 Heineken Cup is an annual rugby union competition in Europe. ... Official website www. ...


Stadium

Basque flag with BOPB logo in a house of Biarritz
Basque flag with BOPB logo in a house of Biarritz
Rabagny (mascot)
Rabagny (mascot)

Biarritz play their home matches at the Parc des Sports Aguiléra, which is a multi-use stadium in Biarritz. The stadium is used mostly for rugby and is able to hold around 13,500 people. Apart from Biarritz home games, the ground also hosted an international between the French Barbarians and Argentina. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1044 KB) Ikurriña with Biarritz Olympique Logo File links The following pages link to this file: Biarritz Olympique Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1044 KB) Ikurriña with Biarritz Olympique Logo File links The following pages link to this file: Biarritz Olympique Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Ikurriña The Ikurriña flag is a Basque symbol and the official flag of the Basque Country, an Autonomous Community (Comunidad Autónomas) of contemporary Spain. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Parc des Sports Aguiléra is a multi-use stadium in Biarritz, France. ... The French Barbarians are an invitational rugby union team that is based in France. ...


Biarritz sometimes move larger games across the border to Estadio Anoeta in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain. The Anoeta is the nearest stadium to Biarritz with a suitable capacity for matches such as a Heineken Cup semi-final, which must be played at a venue which can hold at least 32,000 spectators. The first such match held there was victory over Munster in a quarter final of the 2004-05 Heineken Cup. In 2005-06 Biarritz played and won both their Heineken Cup quarter and semi-finals at the venue. The 2006-07 quarter-final against Northampton was also played there. Estadio Anoeta is a multi-use stadium in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain. ... Location Location of Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain Coordinates : 43º 19 17 w. ...


Colours and name

Biarritz Olympique usually play in red and white colours. Their home uniform consists of red socks and shorts with a predominantly white shirt with red sides. A second jersey also has one green arm. Their uniform is collarless and is produced by Puma. The main shirt sponsor is Capgemini. In 1998, it adopted its current name (Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque), which refers to the club's Basque heritage the name is often abbreviated as BOPB. The club logo is a red and white shield with the B and O in the middle. The words Pays Basque also appear on either side of the logo in green. A single blue Puma shoe. ... Capgemini (Euronext: CAP) is one of the worlds largest information technology, consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with 61,000 staff operating in 30 countries. ...


Supporters

The Biarritz supporters sometimes wave the Basque flag in the stands. Traditional Basque songs are also heard, as Basque supporters have a reputation for being very good singers. The Parc des Sports Aguilera is considered an intimidating venue to play at, with Biarritz supporters having a reputation for being very vocal.[3] Ikurriña The Ikurriña flag is a Basque symbol and the official flag of the Basque Country, an Autonomous Community (Comunidad Autónomas) of contemporary Spain. ...


Honours

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Finals results

French championship

2006 Heineken Cup action against the Border Reivers.
2006 Heineken Cup action against the Border Reivers.
Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Crowd
13 May 1934 Aviron Bayonnais Biarritz Olympique 13-8 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 18.000
12 May 1935 Biarritz Olympique USA Perpignan 3-0 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 23.000
8 May 1938 USA Perpignan Biarritz Olympique 11-6 Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 24.600
30 April 1939 Biarritz Olympique USA Perpignan 6-0 AP Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse 23.000
6 June 1992 RC Toulon Biarritz Olympique 19-14 Parc des Princes, Paris 48.000
8 June 2002 Biarritz Olympique SU Agen 25-22 AP Stade de France, Saint-Denis 78.457
11 June 2005 Biarritz Olympique Stade Français 37-34 AP  Stade de France, Saint-Denis 79.475
10 June 2006 Biarritz Olympique Stade Toulousain 40-13 Stade de France, Saint-Denis

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Heineken Cup

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Crowd
20 May 2006 Ireland Munster France Biarritz Olympique 23-19 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 74.534

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Challenge Yves du Manoir

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1937 Biarritz Olympique 9-3 USA Perpignan
1989 RC Narbonne 18-12 Biarritz Olympique
2000 Biarritz Olympique 24-13 CA Brive

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Coupe de France

Year Winner Score Runner-up
2002 Stade Rochelais 23-19 Biarritz Olympique

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European record

Season Competition Games Points Notes
played won drawn lost for against difference
2006-07 Heineken Cup 2 2 0 0 72 17 55
2005-06 Heineken Cup 9 7 0 2 230 131 99 Runners-up to Munster
2004-05 Heineken Cup 9 6 0 2 199 122 77 Semi-finalist (lost to Stade Français)
2003-04 Heineken Cup 8 5 0 3 177 126 51 Semi-finalist (lost to Toulouse)
2002-03 Heineken Cup 7 4 0 3 185 128 57
2001-02 Heineken Cup 6 2 1 3 104 95 9 Quarter-finalists (lost to Leinster)
2000-01 Heineken Cup 7 4 0 3 193 190 3 Quarter-finalists (lost to Munster)
1999-00 Challenge Cup 7 5 0 2 256 109 147 Quarter-finalists (lost to Bristol)
1998-99 Challenge Cup 6 4 0 2 187 124 63
1997-98 Challenge Cup 6 3 0 3 123 153 -30

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Current squad

B.O. players.
B.O. players.
Celebrating a Heineken Cup win in December of 2006.
Celebrating a Heineken Cup win in December of 2006.
Nat. Position Player
Flag of France PR Denis Avril
Flag of Italy PR Gonzalo Baccheti
Flag of Romania PR Petru Vladimir Bălan
Flag of France PR Reda Benazzi
Flag of France PR Fabien Drogon
Flag of Italy PR Marco Ferrer
Flag of France PR Rémy Hughes
Flag of Samoa PR Kasiano Lealamanua
Flag of France PR Benoît Lecouls
Flag of Tonga PR Mosese Moala
Flag of France HK Benoit Auguste
Flag of France HK Benoit Denoyelle
Flag of France HK Benjamin Noirot
Flag of Argentina LK Manuel Carizza
Flag of France LK Yohann Carpentier
Flag of France LK David Couzinet
Flag of Italy LK Santiago Dellape
Flag of South Africa LK Trevor Hall
Flag of France LK Jerome Thion
Flag of France FL Serge Betsen
Flag of France FL Denis Cabreton
Flag of France FL Mohammed Dridi
Flag of France FL Vincent Forestier
Flag of France FL Steve Malonga
Flag of France FL Bastien Sohet
Nat. Position Player
Flag of France N8 Imanol Harinordoquy
Flag of France N8 Thomas Lièvremont
Flag of Italy N8 Gonzalo Padro
Flag of France SH Julien Dupuy
Flag of France SH Sébastien Tillous-Borde
Flag of France FH Benjamin Dambielle
Flag of France FH Thibault Duvallet
Flag of France FH Julien Peyrelongue
Flag of France FH Charles Edouard Yachvili
Flag of France FH Dimitri Yachvili
Flag of France CE Mathieu Acebes
Flag of France CE Romain Cabannes
Flag of Argentina CE Martin Gaitan
Flag of France CE David Iratzoqui
Flag of France CE Xantxo Isteque
Flag of France CE Denis Lison
Flag of Italy CE Andrea Masi
Flag of France CE Damien Traille
Flag of Italy WG Andrea Bacchetti
Flag of France WG Jean-Baptiste Gobelet
Flag of France WG Philippe Bidabe
Flag of Fiji WG Sireli Bobo
Flag of France WG Jimmy Marlu
Flag of France FB Nicolas Brusque

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Notable Current & Former Players

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References

  1. ^ European Rugby Cup: Biarritz Olympique. ERC Rugby. Retrieved on 29 November 2006.
  2. ^ Biarritz. scrum.com. Retrieved on 29 November 2006.
  3. ^ Heineken Cup 2006-07. BBC. Retrieved on 29 November 2006.

See also

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Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, often abbreviated BOPB, is a French rugby union club that plays in Biarritz in Aquitaine at Parc des Sports Aguiléra.
The club was founded as Biarritz Stade in 1902, and merged with Biarritz SC in 1913.
On May 13, 1934, Biarritz Olympique made their way to the final of the French premiership, they were however, defeated by Aviron Bayonnais 13 points to eight at Stade des Ponts Jumeaux in Toulouse in front of 18,000 people.
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