Guy Laporte dead at 69: Former France rugby star passes away as tributes pour in

FRANCE rugby legend Guy Laporte has passed away at the age of 69.

The former fly-half won just 16 caps for his country but touched down for three tries and scored a whopping 143 points overall.


Guy Laporte made his France debut back in February 1981[/caption]

He made his debut in the Five Nations victory over Ireland back in February 1981.

That year he was part of the French Grand Slam-winning side who lifted what was their eighth outright title in the tournament.

Laporte went on to become France’s topscorer at the 1987 Rugby World Cup, although he sat out the final against eventual winners New Zealand.

In later life he went on to become a vice-president of the French Rugby Federation and head coach of Castres.