Stade Rochelais


Short history

Atlantique Stade Rochelais is a French rugby union club who compete in the Pro D2. They were founded in 1898 and play at Stade Marcel-Deflandre. The club is based in La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime département of the Poitou-Charentes region.

The stadium is named after Marcel Deflandre, who was the president of the club born of the fusion between the rugby league and rugby union clubs during WWII in La Rochelle.