Sport

The RATP Group and Rugby

The RATP Group is very proud to be the Official Transporter of the French Rugby Federation and Supplier of the French National Rugby Team (XV de France). Let's take a look back at the longstanding partnership.

The RATP Group, Official Transporter of the French Rugby Federation and Supplier to the French National Rugby Team

The partnership established in 2005 with the French Rugby Federation (FFR) has strengthened the ties between the RATP Group and this collective and popular sport. Solidarity, respect, collective dynamics, and conviviality: the values of rugby are also the ones that unite the RATP Group's employees on the field.

logo RATP Group fournisseur et transporteur officiel de la Fédération Française de Rugby

Since then, the RATP Group has leveraged this commitment to serve its corporate goals and support rugby's development:

  • Demonstrating its expertise by providing transport solutions, including the official bus for the French National Rugby Team (XV de France);
  • Using rugby as a tool in its prevention policy to combat incivilities, particularly through promoting rugby among younger audiences;
  • Creating an essential event in its network animation strategy, offering a showcase for rugby.

We are thus the Official Transporter of the FFR and Supplier of the French National Rugby Team (XV de France). We also transport foreign teams during the Autumn Tour.

Car du XV de France

Wednesdays of Rugby

As part of its partnership with the French Rugby Federation and its prevention program "Decoding the City," the RATP Group has been conducting a civic operation for middle school students in the suburbs of Ile-de-France since 2007: the Wednesdays of Rugby.

This initiative promotes civility on public transportation and living together through the values of the partnership with the FFR: respect, team spirit, and sharing. It is led by RATP ambassadors accompanied by representatives from the French Rugby Federation.

The operation consists of two parts:

  • A theoretical part in the classroom, allowing young people to engage with RATP ambassadors, especially regarding the rules of behavior on public transportation and in rugby.
  • A practical part to discover rugby and tackle incivilities through fun workshops: ball handling, passing, kicking...

Since 2007, over 70 middle schools in Ile-de-France and more than 5,000 students have participated in this program.

The RATP Group, Official Supporter of the 2023 Rugby World Cup

From September 8th to October 28th, 2023, the RATP Group was the Official Supporter of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. A great source of pride!

The RATP Group, Official Supporter of the 2023 Rugby World Cup

On this occasion, the RATP Group provided transportation for the French men's national team throughout the preparation phase for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in July and August.

A lot of activities were then offered to passengers on the network leading up to and during this major sporting event:

  • a large photo exhibition set up on the platforms of Nation station;
  • the RATP Rugby Park at Auber station, offering numerous interactive and playful activities for passengers to learn about rugby;
  • an immersive corridor at Saint-Denis - Porte de Paris station;
  • face painting and a photobooth at Front Populaire and Saint-Denis - Porte de Paris stations, which serve the Stade de France.

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