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Rugby: death of legend André Boniface

André Boniface died this Monday at the age of 89, reports Sud Ouest.

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Rugby: death of legend André Boniface

André Boniface died this Monday at the age of 89, reports Sud Ouest. The three-quarter center had worn the French XV jersey 48 times from 1954 to 1966, winning the Five Nations Tournament four times (1954, 1955, 1959 and 1962).

Born in Monfort-en-Chalosse, he never left his Landes, in Dax for one season before wearing the Stade Montois jersey for twenty years (1952 to 1972). Club with which he was crowned champion of France in 1963 (against… Dax) and played in two finals in 1953 and 1959.

André Boniface embodied “French flair”, this idea of ​​offensive play that the Anglo-Saxons admired. Elegant on the pitch, he built his legend as a flamboyant player. His career was also marked by the impossible loss of his younger brother, Guy, who died in a car accident in 1968, with whom he formed an unforgettable center pair.

SEE ALSO – The crazy goal from the central circle by Tom Renaud, player from Cholet, against Goal FC in the National on April 5 (victory for Cholet 3-4)

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