Patrice Lagisquet

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Patrice Lagisquet
Date of birth (1962-09-04) 4 September 1962 (age 56)
Place of birthArcachon, France
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight79.8 kg (12 st 8 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
CA Bègles
Aviron Bayonnais
Biarritz Olympique
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995-1997 Biarritz Olympique ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1983-1991 France 46 (80)
Teams coached
Years Team
2012- France (Backs/Defence)

Patrice Lagisquet (born 4 September 1962) is a former French rugby union footballer and a current coach. He played as a wing. He was nicknamed "The Bayonne Express".

Lagisquet was born in Arcachon. He first played at U.A. Gujan-Mestras, until moving to CA Bègles, where he played from 1980/81 to 1981/82. Then, he would represent Aviron Bayonnais, from 1982/83 to 1991/92, and Biarritz Olympique, from 1992/93 to 1996/97, where he would finish his career.

He made his International Debut against Australia on 13 November 1983 at the Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin in Clermont Ferrand. France leading 9-6 at half time eventually drew the game 15-15. His last international game was a Rugby World Cup Pool 4 qualifier against Romania on 4 October 1991 at the Stade de la Mediterranee in Béziers. A game France won comfortably 30-3.

He won a total of 46 caps for France, from 1983 to 1991, scoring 20 tries, 80 points in aggregate. He played at the 1987 Rugby World Cup, in five matches, and at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, in one match. He played 5 seasons at the Five Nations, in 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991, being a winner in 1988, and 1989. He also represented France XV, establishing a national record of 7 tries scored in the 106-12 win over Paraguay, at 27 June 1988, in Asunción.

Lagisquet started a coaching career, after ending his playing days, becoming the coach of Biarritz Olympique, from 1997/98 to 2007/08. He won the title of Champion of France three times, in 2001/02, 2004/05 and 2005/06, the Cup of France, in 2000, and was runner-up in the Heineken Cup, in 2006.

He left his coaching position in 2008, to focus on his assurance work.

As of July 2011, Lagisquet was Biarritz Olympique as Director of Rugby,[1] until 2012 when he joined the French national set-up as backs and defence coach,


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2011-07-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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