The 2005-06 season saw attendance records broken. 79,502 spectators attended the Round 9 clash between Stade Français and Stade Toulousain at the Stade de France, shattering the attendance record for any regular league season game in France (not just rugby union). However, that record was short-lived when 79,604 spectators attended the Round 17 match between Stade Français and Biarritz Olympique. The regular season finished in late May 2006, with Biarritz finishing at the top of the ladder. The semi-finals and final were contested in June, with Biarritz defeating Toulouse to claim back-to-back titles, and their fifth overall.