René Jean (born 20 April 1931) is a French former rugby league player and coach. He played as a halfback.
|Born||20 April 1931|
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
During his entire career, he played for Avignon, with which he won the Lord Derby Cup in 1955 and 1956, as well disputing the French Championship final in 1957. Thanks to his club performances, he represented France 9 times between 1956 and 1959, taking part at the 1957 Rugby League World Cup.
He was called up for the France national team to play the 1957 Rugby League World Cup alongside his teammates Augustin Parent, Jacques Merquey and Jean Rouqueirol. He also played for SO Avignon at club level, alongside Jacques Merquey, André Savonne, Jean Rouqueirol, Guy Delaye and Jacques Fabre.
Rugby league edit
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- "L'Amicale - Amicale Coupo Santo SOA XIII". archive.wikiwix.com. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
- Raphaël (2020-05-07). "Finale Coupe de France Lord Derby 1955 : Avignon 18 - 10 Marseille". Treize Mondial (in French). Retrieved 2021-04-09.
- René Jean profile at rugbyleagueproject.com