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Guy Laporte dies aged 69: Former French rugby star and first World Cup finalist dies suddenly as tributes pour in

French rugby legend Guy Laporte has died aged 69.

The former flying man won just 16 caps for his country but faced off in three tries and scored a total of 143 points.

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Guy Laporte made his debut for France in February 1981[/caption]

He made his debut in a Five Nations win over Ireland in February 1981.

That year, he was part of the French Grand Slam champion team, who lifted their eighth title in the tournament.

Laporte went on to become France’s top goalscorer at the 1987 Rugby World Cup, although he did sit in the final with eventual winner New Zealand.

In later life, he became vice president of the French Rugby Union and head coach of Castres.

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