Jean Gachassin

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Jean Gachassin
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Full name Jean Gachassin
Date of birth (1941-12-23) 23 December 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Bagnères-de-Bigorre , Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 62.1 kg (9 st 11 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
fly-half
centre
fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1967-1972
1972-1978
FC Lourdes
Stade Bagnérais
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1961-1969  France 32 ()

Jean Gachassin (born 23 December 1941) is a former French rugby union footballer from Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrénées. Now Gachassin is President of the Fédération Française de Tennis.

He was a French international rugby union player. His usual positions were, wing three quarter, centre three quarter, fullback and fly half. In fact he was so versatile that he played every back position for France with the exception of scrum half. He was a part of the France national rugby union team which won its first Grand Slam in the 1968 Five Nations tournament. Gachassin played as an international for France from 1961 to 1969. He was nicknamed Peter Pan and several other nicknames because of his diminutive size. He is one of the most exciting backs France ever produced and scored some of the most spectacular tries of the 1960s.

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