Guy Boniface

Guy Boniface (6 March 1937 – 1 January 1968) was a French rugby union footballer that represented France in 35 Tests.

Guy Boniface
Date of birth(1937-03-06)6 March 1937
Place of birthMontfort-en-Chalosse, France
Date of death1 January 1968(1968-01-01) (aged 30)
Place of deathSaint-Sever, France
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Notable relative(s)André Boniface (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
U.S. Montfortoise
Stade Montois
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1960-1966 France 35 (45)
Correct as of 2007-06-22

Born in Montfort-en-Chalosse, Aquitaine, he mainly played at centre, and played for Stade Montois and U.S. Montfortoise. He won the French Championship with Stade Montois in 1963, and was runner up with them in 1959. He also won the Challenge Yves du Manoir in 1960, 1961, and 1962. Stade Montois' stadium was named after him following his death.

He played 18 Tests with his brother André Boniface including one Test against New Zealand (the All Blacks) in which the All Blacks had two sets of brothers playing.[1] He helped France with the Five Nations in 1959 - their first outright Championship victory. In 1968 - whilst returning home from a club match - he was killed in a traffic accident.

Both brothers were inducted together into the IRB Hall of Fame in March 2011.[2]


  1. ^ "Three sets of brothers take field". Australian Associated Press. 2003-10-16.
  2. ^ "Five French legends into IRB Hall of Fame" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 2011-03-19. Archived from the original on 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-18.

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