Michel Crauste

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Michel Crauste
Date of birth (1934-07-06) 6 July 1934 (age 80)
Place of birth Saint-Laurent-de-Gosse, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker, Number eight
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
FC Lourdes
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1957-1966 France 63 (30)

Michel Crauste (born July 6, 1934 in Saint-Laurent-de-Gosse, France) is a retired French international rugby union player.He played as a flanker and Number 8 for Racing Club de France and FC Lourdes.

Crauste earned his first cap with the French national team on 19 May 1957 against Romania at Bucharest. Crauste also captained the second French side to beat the Springboks in South-Africa and was elected France's Player of the Year in 1961. He was also the first French international player to inscrived 3 try in one test.


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