|Born||Toulouse, December 31 1952
|Internationals||59 caps between 1975 and 1984
|Inducted||England v France (February 13, 2005)
The following article has been adapted from the original by Dai Llewellyn, which focused on two players. It has been changed to highlight only the selected inductee’s information.
Jean-Pierre Rives made his debut for France against England at Twickenham.
France won a high-scoring match 27-20 and although he didn’t score, the blond bombshell made enough of a nuisance of himself to suggest what was to follow – an outstanding 59-cap career, during which he led his country on 34 occasions (then a world record) winning the Grand Slam in 1981.
He is now a sculptor of some reknown, based in Paris.
Article by Dai Llewellyn