Oyonnax Rugby reached the Top 14 for the first time in 2013 and lasted for three years. The club had another season in the top flight in 2017-2018, before immediately dropping back down, only to move up again this year.
It is the coach Christophe Urios, in charge from 2007 to 2015, which allowed the club to reach the elite in 2013, under the captaincy of the Englishman Joe El Abd. The latter has been the manager of the club since 2019, the main architect of the return to the Top 14 this season.
The club has the smallest budget in the championship this year with 17 million euros, far from the 46 million euros of Stade Toulouse.