48
Matches
44
Points Scored
11
Tries Scored
1
Penalties Scored
1
Conversions
2
Drop Goals Scored

Described as the first superstars of the French game, brothers André and Guy Boniface made 83 test appearances between them in the 1950s and 60s.

Both centres for the majority of their careers, the Bonifaces formed a highly effective midfield partnership with Stade Montois (Mont-de-Marsan) and France.

André made his Les Bleus debut in 1954 and was a member of the first French team to beat New Zealand and win the Five Nations Championship outright. Younger brother Guy entered the international arena in 1960 and went on to win 35 caps to André’s 48.

In 1963, the pair helped Stade Montois win their one and only French Championship, André kicking a penalty and a drop goal in the final against local rivals US Dax.

André stopped playing in 1968 after his brother was tragically killed in a car accident. 

  • Players View

    It is difficult to explain what we felt between us, but really I felt it in my heart, and even more so now, because of the accident. Rugby and the family have always been a tradition in south west (France). As soon as you were able to run and gallop about in a field, you played rugby. My luck was to have a brother who played rugby with me.

    -Andre Boniface

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