Michel Crauste, French rugby union player, Died at 84

Michel Crauste was born on July 6, 1934, in Saint-Laurent-de-Gosse, France, and died on May 2, 2019.

He was a retired French international rugby union player.

Michel played as a flanker and Number 8 for Racing Club de France and FC Lourdes.


Michel earned his first cap with the French national team on 19 May 1957 against Romania at Bucharest.

He also captained the second French side to beat the Springboks in South-Africa and was elected France’s Player of the Year in 1961.

Michel was also the first French international player to score three tries in one test.

Sadly, Michel Crauste passed away at the age of 84.