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.


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)


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)


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


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)