Guy Laporte

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Guy Laporte (born Beaufort, 15 December 1952) is a former French rugby union player and a sports executive. He played as a fly-half.

Laporte first played for Sporting Club Rieumois, where he won the French 3rd Division in 1971/72. He then would play for SC Graulhet.

He had his first cap for France national rugby union team at 7 February 1981, in a 19-13 win over Ireland, in Dublin, for the 1981 Five Nations Championship, in a game where he scored 2 penalties and 2 drop goals. He had 16 caps, scoring 3 tries, 19 conversions, 23 penalties and 8 drop goals, 143 points in aggregate, making him one of the top scorers for France in a short international career. He played only twice at the Five Nations Championship, in 1981, winning with a Grand Slam, and 1986, but scored 1 try, 6 conversions, 13 penalties and 6 drop goals, in an aggregate of 73 points. Laporte was called for the 1987 Rugby World Cup, where France was runners-up to New Zealand. He missed the final, but still played three games, scoring 2 tries, 11 conversions, 3 penalties and 1 drop goal, 42 points in aggregate, thus making him the top scorer for France in the competition. His last game was the 31-16 win over Fiji, at 7 June 1987, in Auckland, for the quarter-finals, where he scored 3 conversions, 2 penalties and 1 drop goal, an amazing aggregate of 15 points.

Laporte, after finishing his career, was a member of the executive commission of the French Rugby Federation, and vice-president. He was later coach of Castres Olympique.[1]

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