Michel Crauste Wiki
He was a retired French international rugby union player. He played as a flanker and Number 8 for Racing Club de France and FC Lourdes.
Crauste earned his first cap with the French national team on 19 May 1957 against Romania at Bucharest.
Michel Crauste was born on 6 July 1934 and died on 2 May 2019. He had died at the age of 84. He earned his first cap with the French national team on 19 May 1957 against Romania at Bucharest.
He captained the second French side to beat the Springboks in South-Africa and was elected France’s Player of the Year in 1961. He was also the first French international player to score 3 tries in one test.
A true FC Lourdes legend, he quickly became the captain and led him straight away to the title of French Champion in 1960, a year after being crowned with the Racing Club de France. In total, Crauste won four Tournaments of the 5 Nations (1959, 60, 61, 62), three titles of champion of France (1959, 60, 68) as well as three Yves du Manoir challenges before hanging up the crampons in 1970.
Michel Crauste, ancien capitaine des Bleus, n'est plus.
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