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Jean Prat
France
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Full name Jean Prat
Born August 1, 1923, Lourdes
Died February 25, 2005, Lourdes (aged 81 years 208 days)
Major teams France, France XV
Position Flanker
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 187 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1945-1955 51 51 0 144 9 27 15 6 0 30 20 1 59.80
Five/Six Nations 1947-1955 35 35 0 87 6 15 9 4 0 18 16 1 52.85

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Test debut France v British Army at Parc des Princes, Jan 1, 1945 match details
Last Test France v Italy at Grenoble, Apr 10, 1955 match details
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Jean Prat won 51 caps for France in a career spanning a decade between 1945 and 1955, scoring nine tries. He won the Légion d'honneur in 1959 and coached France between 1964 and 1968. He died in 2005.

Born in Lourdes, he won his first cap against the British Army in January 1945 and became captain in 1954. Arguably his finest hour came a month later when he scored a barnstorming try that sealed a 3-0 victory over New Zealand in Paris. He also led his country to their first ever Five Nations Championship title in 1954 when they shared the glory with England and Wales.

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Jan 1, 1958
Former France captain Jean Prat pictured during a match in Paris
Former France captain Jean Prat pictured during a match in Paris
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Jan 5, 1954
France skipper Jean Prat
France skipper Jean Prat
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Feb 28, 1953
France flanker Jean Prat
France flanker Jean Prat
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Feb 24, 1951
Jean Prat converts France's first try
Jean Prat converts France's first try
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