Amédée Domenech

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Amédée Domenech (May 3, 1933, Narbonne – September 21, 2003 Brive-la-Gaillarde) was a French rugby union prop.[1] He played for RC Vichy between 1954 and 1955. After one year he moved to CA Brive and helped the club to gain promotion to the first division. He earned his first cap with the French national team on 27 March 1954 against Wales at Cardiff. He was nicknamed Le Duc (the Duke).[2] The Stade Amédée-Domenech in Brive-la-Gaillarde was named in his honour.

Amédée Domenech
Date of birth(1933-05-03)3 May 1933
Place of birthNarbonne, France
Date of death21 September 2003(2003-09-21) (aged 70)
Place of deathBrive, France
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
RC Vichy
CA Brive
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1954–1963 France 52 (24)

After his playing career, Domenech became a businessman and a politician. Most notably he was a regional president of the Radical Party and a city councillor (conseiller municipal) in Brive-la-Gaillarde and Paris. He was also part of Edgar Faure's cabinet.[3]



  1. ^ Lagrue, Pierre. "DOMENECH AMÉDÉE" (in French). Encyclopædia Universalis. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Il y a la Brive d'avant et la Brive d'après 1966" (in French). L'Express. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Le " Duc " tire sa révérence" (in French). La Dépêche du Midi. 2003-09-22. Retrieved 30 October 2011.

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