Death of former second line and captain of the XV of France Lucien Mias

Death of former second line and captain of the XV of France Lucien Mias
Death of former second line and captain of the XV of France Lucien Mias

Lucien Mias, former second line and captain of the XV of France, died in the night from Sunday to Monday, we learned this Monday from the mayor of Mazamet (Tarn), town whose colors he wore for a long time.

“He died last night at the age of 93”declared to theAFP Olivier Fabrechief magistrate of the Tarn town where Lucien Mias had spent most of his club career with the Sporting Club Mazamétain.

“Natural leader, second line, nicknamed Doctor Pack, the immense Lucien Mias has left us”for his part wrote Florian Grillpresident of the French Rugby Federation on the X network. “Rugby mourns a great man who marked our history”he added.

In a press release, the FFR greeted a man who “left his mark on the history of French rugby through his exceptional talent and his unfailing dedication to this sport that he cherished so much”.

Selected 29 times with the XV of France, Lucien Mias had started his international career in 1951 and was notably the captain of Blues during their tour of South Africa in 1958. “Beyond his exploits on the field, Lucien Mias will be remembered as a generous, humble man and respected by all”adds the FFR.

“After his playing career, he continued to work for French rugby as a coach, manager and even commentator on matches for the French XV, leaving behind an indelible legacy”concludes the press release.

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