Roland Bertranne

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Roland Bertranne
Roland Bertranne (1971).jpg
Roland Bertranne in 1971
Date of birth (1949-12-06) 6 December 1949 (age 69)
Place of birthIbos, France
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight176 lb (80 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Stade Bagnérais
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1971-1981 France 69 (66)

Roland Bertranne (born 6 December 1949 in Ibos) is a former French rugby union player. He played as a Centre.

Bertranne played for Stade Bagnérais and Toulon. He earned his first national cap on 27 February 1971 against the England in Twickenham and scored a try on debut. He held the French record for most caps (69) for a long time. He still holds the French record of consecutive caps. He also played for the Barbarians and for a World XV on 9 August 1980 against Argentina in Buenos Aires, losing 36-22.[1] Bertranne was the youngest member of the RFU President's Overseas XV squad that played 4 matches as part of the centenary celebrations of the Rugby Football Union in 1971.



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