Jean Barthe

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Jean Barthe
Date of birth (1932-07-22) 22 July 1932 (age 82)
Place of birth Lourdes, France
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 88 kilograms (194 lb)
Rugby league career
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Roanne XIII
Saint-Gaudens Bears
AS Carcassonne
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
France 22
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number eight
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1954–1959 FC Lourdes
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
France 26

Jean Barthe (born 22 July 1932 in Lourdes), was a French rugby league and rugby union player.

Playing career[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Jean Barthe started his career in FC Lourdes which he won three titles of French Champion, for 1956, 1957, 1958 and one Challenge Yves du Manoir. He earned his first cap with the French national team on 29 July 1954 against Argentina at Buenos Aires. He was called for the 1958 France rugby union tour of South Africa. In 1959 he left FC Lourdes for rugby league.

Rugby league[edit]

Jean Barthe made his debut in rugby league with Roanne XIII in 1959 which he won the French Rugby League Championship in 1960 and the Lord Derby Cup in 1962. In 1963 he join Saint-Gaudens Bears. He won two other French Rugby League Championship and two Lord Derby Cup in 1966 and 1967 with AS Carcassonne. He captained the France national team during their 1960 Rugby League World Cup campaign.

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