The '1961 France rugby union tour ofAustralasia was a series of match of France national rugby union team that toured New Zealand and Australia in 1961. France won an historical match with Australia, but was defeated (0–3) by All Black's led by Don Clarke. The French most notable player were the Camberaberò Brothers, Guy e Lillian, and the captain Crauste.
Frenc player were criticised for their angry way of play: soma match were disturbed by brawls. In the match with South Canterbury, the referee sanctioned a lot of French Fauls and send off the captain Michel Crauste, that tackled very violently Eddie Smith. The history says that the old mother of All Black's player came on the ground to slap the French player.