Elite One Championship V
is the official name for the 2007/2008 Elite One Championship
season in the sport of rugby league
The season commenced on 6 October 2007. Like last season, there are 11 teams with one team missing a round each week. A total of 22 rounds were played, with the last finishing on 12 April 2008 before the play-offs, that determine who will play in the Grand Final.
Albi Tigers are the league's new club having been promoted from the Elite Two Championship
. Pia Donkeys
were the defending champions having beaten Lezignan Sangliers in the 2006/2007 season Grand Final.
In the first week of the Play-Offs, Saint-Gaudens Bears and UTC both easily beat Toulouse and Albi Tigers respectively. However both team were beaten, Saint-Gaudens Bears by third placed Carcassonne, and UTC were beaten by Limoux Grizzlies. Pia Donkeys beat Carcassonne in the next round, and a day later Lezignan Sangliers, the league leaders, squeezed past Limoux Grizzlies. In the Grand Final held in Béziers
, Lezignan Sangliers failed to do what they did the previous season and beat Pia Donkeys 26-16, and thus winning the title for the first time.
- Albi Tigers 24-36 Toulouse Olympique
- Pia Donkeys 22-18 Lyon-Villeurbanne
- Carcassonne 30-20 UTC
- Villeneuve Leopards 52-12 Carpentras
- Lezignan Sangliers 30-14 Saint-Gaudens Bears
- Toulouse Olympique 19-14 Villeneuve Leopards
- Carcassonne 17-24 Pia Donkeys
- Saint-Gaudens Bears 44-0 Albi Tigers