The Elite One: Salanque Méditerranée Pia XIII and RC Lescure-Arthès XIII had dropped from the Elite One, to be replaced by Palau XIII Broncos. Obviously this lowered the number of teams by one. The Limoux Grizzlies took out this stage from Toulouse Olympique, with St Estève - XIII Catalan and FC Lézignan following up.
Lord Derby Cup: The semi finals brought Toulouse Olympique and Palau XIII Broncos together. The former won 52 – 16. Sporting Olympique Avignon had to get past AS Carcassonne but the 6 - 26 meant no final appearance. Toulouse Olympique took the final from AS Carcassonne 46 – 10. 6,800 attended at Carcassonne.
Toulouse Olympique was the best side by some margin this year with a host of others some way behind but close to each other.
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