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René Crabos

Full name: René Crabos
Nickname(s): Le Génie du rugby / Napoléon
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: February 7, 1899 in Saint-Sever, Landes, France
Died: June 17, 1964 in Saint-Sever, Landes, France
Affiliations: Racing Club de France, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


René Crabos was one of the most prominent rugby players of his time, playing for various clubs, including Dax, the hometown of Alphonse Castex, where he shaped as a center three-quarter. Crabos later joined Tarbes and the Racing Club de France. With Tarbes, he was French champion in 1919. A 17-time international, Crabos developed new strategies and formed a legendary trio together with [François Borde] and [Adolphe Jauréguy], silver medalist at Paris in 1924. Still playing on a high level, Crabos eventually had to retire after breaking a leg. After World War II, he acted as manager of the French rugby team before serving as President of the French Rugby Association from 1952-62. His occupation was selling feathers and downs.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Rugby Men's Rugby France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T GFM P DG
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Rugby France FRA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-09-05 USA 8, FRA 0 Three-quarter 0 0 0 0 0
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