Max Rousié

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Max Rousié
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France

Max Rousié (18 July 1912 - 2 June 1959)[1] was a French rugby league and rugby union footballer who rose to prominence in the 1930s. He was a dual-code international, eventually becoming captain of the French rugby league team.

He was born in Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne, and died in a car crash in 1959 in Saint-Justin, Landes.

Career[edit]

Rugby union:

  • International (4 selections) in team of France (1931 to 1934).

Rugby league:

  • Champion of France with the SAV.13 (1935) (1st championship),
  • Winner of the Coupe de France with the Roanne rugby league club (1938),
  • Champion of France with the Roanne rugby league club (1939),
  • Captain of the French team that won the 1938–39 European Rugby League Championship

Max Rousié has been honoured by the following:

  • In 1988 he was inducted into the International Rugby League Hall of Fame.
  • The Max Rousié Shield is awarded to the winner of the French rugby league championship.
  • Paris' Stade Max Rousié and Centre Sportif Max Rousié are named in his honour.
  • in Villeneuve-sur-Lot the avenue leading to the Stade de la Myre Mory carries his name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Max Rousie". ESPN Scrum. ESPN EMEA Ltd. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 

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