1960 France rugby union tour of Argentina and Uruguay

The 1960 France rugby union tour of South America was a series of rugby union matches played by the France national team in Argentina,[1] Uruguay and Chile.

1960 France rugby union tour of Argentina and Uruguay
Summary
P W D L
Total
13 13 00 00
Test match
3 [note 1] 03 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
3 3 0 0
 Uruguay [note 1]
1 1 0 0
 Chile [note 1]
1 1 0 0

France played a series of matches in Argentina (including three tests v the national team) and also two games in Chile and Uruguay, although those are not considered tests by the French Federation.

Touring partyEdit

  • President: René Crabos
  • Coach: Marcel Laurent
  • Referee: Bernard Marie
  • Press Agent: Denis Lalanne

PlayersEdit

Match detailsEdit

Complete list of matches played by France in South America:[1]

9 July 1960
Deportiva Francesa3–14France
Try: OlivieriTry: Celaya
Rancoule, Boniface
Con: Vannier
Drop: Vannier
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Bernard Marie (France)

13 July 1960
Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA)6–40France
Try: Billinghurst (1 by scrum)Try: Rancoule (2), Crauste
Carrere, Monclá (2)
Crancée, Martine
Lacroix, Domenech
Con: Vannier 5
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Ramón Corbelle (Argentina)

17 July 1960
Club Universitario B.A.3–26France
Pen: BlacksleyTry: Rancoule
Lacroix, Domenech, Saux
Con: Vannier 4
Pen: Vannier 2
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Bernard Marie (France)

20 July 1960
Pueyrredón0–26France
Try: Rancoule, Carrere 2
Barriere, Othats
Con: Danos 2, Brethes 2
Drop: Dupuy
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Eduardo Niño (Argentina)

First testEdit

23 July 1960
Argentina  3–37  France
Pen: DevotoTry: Lacroix, Larrue
Boniface, Celaya (2)
de Gregorio, Domenech (2)
Marquesuzaa
Con: Vannier 5
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

27 July 1960
San Fernando5–60France
Try: 1 penalty try
Con: J. Campos
Try: Boniface, Crauste 3
Domenech, Dupuy 2
Othats 3, Meyer, 2
Lacome, Roqués
Pen: Brethes 8, Othats
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Francisco Lamastra (Argentina)

30 July 1960
C.A. San Isidro5–65France
Try: Neri
Con: Molina
Try: Vannier, Boniface (2)
Crauste (3), Martine (2=
Lacroix (2), Domenech (2)
Dupuy (2), Othats (3)
Dizabo, Roqués
Con: Vannier (3), Othats
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Bernard Marie (France)

3 August
La Tablada8–69France
Try: E. Quetglas, A. Quetglas
Con: E. Moyano Bourel
Try: Rancoule, Boniface
Carrere (3), Dupuy (3)
De Gregorio, Dizabo (2)
Meyer (3), Lacome
Con: Brethes 12
Jockey Club Córdoba Country Deportivo, Córdoba

Second testEdit

6 August 1960
Argentina  3–12  France
Try: KarplusTry: Boniface (2)
Con: Brethes
Drop: Dizabo
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Alberto Camardón (Argentina)

10 August 1980
Chile  6–55  France
Prince of Wales Country Club Stadium, Santiago

13 August 1960
Pucará9–27France
Try: Schmidt
Con: Prieto (2)
Try: Rancoule, Celaya
Crauste, Lacroix 2
Dizabo, Lacome
Con: Brethes 3
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Eduardo Lambruschini (Argentina)

Third testEdit

17 August 1960
Argentina  6–29  France
Pen: Rios 2Try: Boniface, Crancee
Dizabo, Dupuy (2), Lacroix
Con: Vannier (4)
Drop: Vannier
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Bernard Marie (France)

20 August 1960
Uruguay  0–59  France
ReportTry: Brethes
Lacome, Meyer (3)
Moncla, Othats (5)
Rancoule (2), Vannier
Con: Vannier (6), Brethes
Carrasco Polo Club, Montevideo
Referee: Bernard Marie (France)

Uruguay: L.Vásquez; Agustín Canessa, B. Fontana, Penco, E. Llovet; D. Moor-Davie, R. Hoober; H. Pugh, G. Sebasti, J. Shaw; Alvaro Canessa, H. Bergmann; G. Dupont, R. Vivo, A. Hughes
France: M. Vannier; J. Othats, M. Lacome, R. Martine, H. Rancoule; R. Brethes, P. Dizabo; M. Crauste, R. Crancée, F. Monclá (cap.); S. Meyer, J. Saux; A. Domenech, J. de Gregorio, A. Roques

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Not recognized as test by the FFR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Memoria y Balance 1960 at the UAR website (archived, 1 Nov 2012)