Michel Sitjar


Michel Sitjar (13 September 1942 – 10 June 2019) was an international rugby union player for France and played club rugby for Agen. He also tried rugby league for a year in XIII Catalan after brutally stopping his career at 28. Sitjar played as a flanker and won three Brennus Shields with the Sporting Union Agenais (1962, 1965 and 1966). [1]

Michel Sitjar
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Sitjar in 1965
Date of birth(1942-09-13)13 September 1942
Place of birthCastelsagrat, ₣ance
Date of death10 June 2019(2019-06-10) (aged 76)
Place of deathLamagistère, France
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb; 14 st 7 lb)
Occupation(s)Rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Youth career
1950s–1961 Avenir Valencien
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1961–1970 Sporting Union Agenais ? (?)
1970–1971 XIII Catalan ? (?)
Correct as of 20 June 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1964–1967 France 13 (3)
Correct as of 20 June 2019

In 2008 he published his first collection of poems (Rugby & Poésie), followed by the second one Rugby & Poésie, deuxième mi-temps two years later. [2]

He killed himself at his home in Lamagistère on June 10, 2019. [3]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ P., J. (14 June 2019). "Michel Sitjar est parti" [Michel Sitjar passed away]. Midi Olympique (in French). Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Agen. La deuxième mi-temps de Michel Sitjar" [Agen. The second half-time of Michel Sitjar]. La Dépêche du Midi (in French). 20 July 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  3. ^ B., G. (19 June 2019). "Obsèques civiles : Michel Sitjar s'est fait une dernière malle" [Michel Sitjar made his last French leave]. Le Petit Bleu d'Agen (in French). Retrieved 20 June 2019.