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Thierry Lacroix
France
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Full name Thierry Lacroix
Born March 2, 1967, Nogaro
Current age 47 years 232 days
Major teams Harlequins, Saracens, France, France XV
Position Fly-half
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 186 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1989-1997 43 39 4 367 6 32 89 2 29 13 1 68.60
Five/Six Nations 1991-1996 15 14 1 93 2 7 22 1 9 6 0 60.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1991-1995 9 8 1 124 4 7 30 0 7 2 0 77.77

Career statistics
Test debut France v Australia at Strasbourg, Nov 4, 1989 match details
Last Test France v South Africa at Parc des Princes, Nov 22, 1997 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2000 54 52 2 517 10 82 93 8 34 19 1 63.88
Harlequins 1997-1999 35 33 2 237 7 35 39 5 21 13 1 61.42
Saracens 1999-2000 19 19 0 280 3 47 54 3 13 6 0 68.42
Profile

Thierry Lacroix is a former French fly-half who played 43 Tests for his country and was the top points scorer at the 1995 World Cup when France finished third in the tournament.

After impressing for his club side Dax, he made his Test debut as a replacement against Australia in Strasbourg in 1989 and played in two World Cups as well as winning the Five Nations Championship in 1993. At the 1995 World Cup, Lacroix scored 112 points to become the highest-points scorer in the tournament as France beat England in the third-place play-off in Pretoria.

Once the sport turned professional, Lacroix went to ply his trade in South Africa and helped the Natal Sharks to win two Currie Cups. He then enjoyed spells in England with Harlequins and Saracens before finishing his career back in France with Perpignan. In retirement Lacroix commentates on rugby for French television and is also a qualified physiotherapist.

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Nov 15, 1997
France's Thierry Lacroix lines up for the national anthems
France's Thierry Lacroix lines up for the national anthems
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