Full name Marcel Communeau
Born September 11, 1885, Beauvais
Died June 26, 1971, Beauvais (aged 85 years 288 days)
Major teams France
Position Wing, Lock, No. 8
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 199 lb
|Test debut||France v New Zealand at Parc des Princes, Jan 1, 1906 match details|
|Last Test||France v Wales at Parc des Princes, Feb 27, 1913 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Communeau was widely regarded as France's best forward of the post-war era. A survivor of the first ever French team in 1906, he was to play a total of 21 matches - captaining the side on 13 occasions - scoring three tries.
He is also credited with asking for the team to adopt the coq gaullois as the team's emblem.