Walter Spanghero in 1978
|Date of birth||December 21, 1943|
|Place of birth||Payra-sur-l'Hers, France|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Nicolas Spanghero|
|Rugby union career|
Walter Spanghero (born 21 December 1943) is a former French rugby union footballer. His father, Ferruccio Dante Spanghero, emigrated from Friuli, arriving in France in the 1930s to make a living as a bricklayer. He was a part of the French national team which won the 1968 Grand Slam in the Five Nations. He was also a part of the French side which won the Five Nations in 1967 and 1973. He played for France over 50 times. He played at number 8, lock and flanker. He famously had a very stormy relationship with his brother, Claude, who was also an international rugby player for France.
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