AS Carcassonne

AS Carcassonne

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AS Carcassonne

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AS Carcassonne are a professional rugby league football club based in Carcassonne in the south of France. They play in the French rugby league championship and are one of the most successful clubs in French rugby league, having won a total of ten French Championship titles and eleven Lord Derby Cups. In more recent times the club has been less successful than in the past winning only one Championship in the past twenty-five years and two Lord Derby Cups.

The club was founded in 1938 and to date has produced debatably the best ever French Rugby league footballer in Puig Aubert. Carcassonne have several long-standing and fierce rivalries with other local area clubs including Union Treiziste Catalane, who are more commonly known as Les Catalans.

History

With the creation of the French rugby league championship in 1934 several rugby league clubs began springing up throughout the French countryside but with a lack of deep south representation local Carcassonne players began putting a team together which eventually came to fruition with the formation of AS Carcassonne in late-1937.

The club was accepted by the French rugby league federation and played its debut season in 1938 and had a somewhat promising debut year before the Second World War broke out mere months later. This first caused the loss of several players whom joined the French military units but secondly saw the invading German Army take power of the country and together with the French Vichy government place a ban...
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