1968 France rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia

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In July and August 1968, the French national rugby union team toured New Zealand and Australia. They played three tests against New Zealand and one against Australia, losing all four.

Results[edit]

Scores and results list France's points tally first.
Date Opponent Location Result Score
Match 1 3 July Marlborough Lansdowne Park, Blenheim Lost 19–24
Match 2 6 July Otago Carisbrook, Dunedin Won 12–6
Match 3 9 July Southland Rugby Park, Invercargill Won 8–6
Match 4 13 July NEW ZEALAND Lancaster Park, Christchurch Lost 9–12
Match 5 17 July Taranaki Rugby Park, New Plymouth Won 21–6
Match 6 20 July Hawke's Bay McLean Park, Napier Won 16–12
Match 7 23 July Manawatu The Showgrounds Oval, Palmerston North Won 8–3
Match 8 27 July NEW ZEALAND Athletic Park, Wellington Lost 3–9
Match 9 31 July King Country Taumarunui Domain, Taumarunui Won 23–9
Match 10 3 August North Auckland Okara Park, Whangarei Won 10–6
Match 11 6 August Waikato Rugby Park, Hamilton Won 13–8
Match 13 10 August NEW ZEALAND Eden Park, Auckland Lost 12–19
Match 14 17 August AUSTRALIA SCG, Sydney Lost 10–11

Touring party[edit]

  • Manager:
  • Assistant Manager:
  • Captain:Christian Carrerre (Toulon)

Full backs[edit]

Pierre Villepreux (Stade Toulousain) Claude Lacaze (Angoulême)

Three-quarters[edit]

Andre Campeas (Lourdes) Jean-Marie Bonal (Stade Toulousain) Pierre Besson (Brive) Andre Piazza (Montauban) Claude Dorthe (Dax) Jean Trillo (Begles) Joe Maso (Perpignan) Jean-Pierre Lux (Tyrosse)

Half-backs[edit]

Christian Boujet (Grenoble) Jean Andrieu (Graulhet) Marcel Puget (Brive) Jean-Louis Berot (Stade Toulousain)

Forwards[edit]

Christian Carrerre (Toulon) Jean-Jacques Salut (Toulouse O.E.C) Jean-Claude Olivier (Cognac) Michel Billieres (Stade Toulousain) Alain Plantefol (Agen) Walter Spanghero (Narbonne) Eli Cester (Toulouse O.E.C) Michel Greffe (Grenoble) Benoit Dauga (Mont de Marsan) Jean-Claude Noble (La Voulte) Jean-Claude Berejnoi (Tuille) Jean-Michel Esponda (Perpignan) Jean Iracabal Michel Lasserre (Agen) Jean-Paul Baux (Lannemezan) Michel Yachvili (Tulle)