French League Legend Dies

Former French rugby league international, Henry Marracq has died at the age of 66 following a long illness.

The Pau forward played rugby union representing France at number eight, scoring the only try against Romania in 1961.

But after a seven-year stint in union he converted over to rugby league to play for St Gaudens. He was immediately banned from rugby union and was widely condemned by the union hierarchy.

Henry Marracq however went on to represent France 22 times in rugby league including the 1968 World Cup final won by Australia by 20-2.