Rugby: A selection of local clubs in Bordeaux and the South West of France.
UBB is the local Bordeaux Rugby Union club. They have regular fixtures between August and May every year. They are in ProD2 (the second division of French rugby)
USAP is the rugby club in Perpignan. They are on of the top rugby clubs of France. They are in the Top14 and have a host of International players(4 currently in the French side). They play in the European Cup games (Heineken Cup) and ofetn play big games at Barcelona football stadium.
Narbonne rugby club (RCNM) was once a great club. They are currently in ProdD2, but very optimistic to get back to the top flight. Their local derby matches against Carcassonne and in recent times Beziers, Perpignan and Toulouse have always been tasty encounters.
Toulouse rugby club or Stade Toulouse are one of the top rugby sides in france, having been French champions 17 times. They play in the Top14 and in European tournaments such as the Heineken Cup.
Montpellier Rugby club are the new kids on the block. They have invested in a new stadium and have recently been elevated to the Top14. They play exciting rugby with a young team. Montpellier also hosts International games.
The Hippodrome(racetrack) at Le Bouscat near Bordeaux has flat, trotting and jump racing throughout the year. The prize money is good and the race meetings attract some of the best trainers, owners and horses from the area.
For the best jump racing go to Pau racetrack They race between December and the end of February. Hurdling, steeplechase, cross country and flat racing.