Rugby

Former France international Salas dies

2017-01-09 17:30
RIP

Narbonne - Former international Patrick Salas, who helped France beat the All Blacks for the first time in New Zealand in 1979, died overnight aged 62, his family said on Monday.

Prop and second-rower Salas, capped seven times for France in the 1970s, also won the French championship title with Narbonne in 1979.

Salas was notably part of the France team, led by Jean-Pierre Rives, who defeated the All Blacks 24-19 in Auckland in July 1979.

He passed away following a long illness.

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