Fixtures

French Division 2 01/28 19:45 19 Nevers vs Bayonne - View
French Division 2 02/11 16:00 20 Bayonne vs Narbonne - View
French Division 2 02/18 16:00 21 Beziers vs Bayonne - View
French Division 2 02/25 16:00 22 Bayonne vs Colomiers - View
French Division 2 03/04 16:00 23 Provence vs Bayonne - View
French Division 2 03/11 16:00 24 Bayonne vs Oyonnax - View

Results

French Division 2 01/21 19:45 18 Bayonne v Grenoble L 35-37
French Division 2 01/14 18:30 17 Bayonne v Aurillac W 31-6
French Division 2 01/06 19:45 16 Agen v Bayonne D 16-16
French Division 2 12/17 18:30 15 Rouen v Bayonne W 27-28
French Division 2 12/12 14:30 14 Bayonne v Montauban W 41-24
French Division 2 12/03 18:30 13 Bourg en Bresse v Bayonne W 3-24
French Division 2 11/26 18:30 12 Bayonne v Carcassonne W 25-14
French Division 2 11/18 19:45 11 Oyonnax v Bayonne L 30-21
French Division 2 11/05 18:00 10 Bayonne v Mont de Marsan L 14-33
French Division 2 10/29 17:30 9 Narbonne v Bayonne W 9-35
French Division 2 10/22 17:30 8 Bayonne v Provence W 47-19
French Division 2 10/14 18:45 7 Colomiers v Bayonne L 27-26

Wikipedia - Aviron Bayonnais

Aviron Bayonnais (Basque: Baionako Arrauna), commonly called Bayonne, is a French rugby union club from Bayonne (Baiona, in Basque) in Pyrénées-Atlantiques which, for the 2016-17 season, competed in the top tier of the French league system, in the Top 14 competition. In the 2015–16 Rugby Pro D2 Season they were promoted after finishing 2nd and winning the playoff final against Aurillac. In the 2016-2017 season, they finished in last place, and will be relegated back to Pro D2 for the 2017-18 season. Founded in 1904, they play at the Parc des Sports also known as Jean Dauger in Bayonne. Their mascot is a pottok pony called pottoka. They have ties to the French Basque community.

History

The club was established in 1904, making their first final appearance in the 1913 season, where they defeated S.C.U.F. 31-8 at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir. The national domestic championship was replaced by the Coupe de l'Espérance during World War I. The competition was played for four seasons, with Aviron Bayonnais contesting the last final, which they lost to Stadoceste Tarbais 4 to 3.

With the French championship resumed, the club made their next championship game in the 1922 season where they met Toulouse. Aviron Bayonnais lost the final 6 to nil. The two clubs would meet again the next season to again contest the championship final, which Toulouse won again, 3 to nil.

Aviron Bayonnais enjoyed success during the mid-1930s, defeating Biarritz 13 to 8 in Toulouse to win their second championship, and first since 1913. They also won the Challenge Yves du Manoir in 1936, defeating Perpignan in the final. The club saw similar results during the mid-1940s as well, with two championship final appearances; defeating SU Agen in the 1943 final at Parc des Princes in Paris and losing the 1944 season final to Perpignan.

Since the 1940s the club did not find a lot of success over the coming years, as they would have to wait until the 1980s until they would again reach any of the championship finals. In 1980 they contested the final of the Challenge Yves du Manoir, defeating AS Béziers 16 to 10 to gain their second title of that competition. They made it to the final of the 1982 season, although they were defeated by SU Agen, 18 to 9.