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Elite One Championship

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Country  France
Number of teams  10
Relegation to  Elite Two Championship
Founded  2002
Level on pyramid  1
Elite One Championship
Promotion to  League 1 (Via application to RFL)

The Elite One Championship (French: Le Championnat de France Elite) is the top level rugby league competition in France. The season runs from September to April. The clubs play each other home and away then they enter into a play-off series culminating with a Grand Final.



  • See also French Rugby League Championship
  • The French Rugby League Championship began in 1934, the first one being the only one where it was won by the team finishing top of the table on points and not by a play-off series. The Elite One Championship was founded in 2002 after the French Rugby League Championship was split into two divisions. The format stayed the same with teams playing each other home and away, before a play-off series would determine the Champions. The club finishing bottom would not be automatically relegated, it would be dependent on whether the club finishing top of Elite Two Championship either wanted to be promoted or their facilities were up to standard.


    for winners since 1934.


    Elite One Championship Wikipedia

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