The world of rugby has just learned sad news, with the death of Alain Plantefol.
This is very sad news that the lovers of SU Agen have just learned this morning. Alain Plantefol, former second line of SU Agen, died at the age of 79. Born in Colombes in 1942, he started his career at Racing Club de France. Solid second line (1.95 m, 104 kilos), he then knew the XV of France, honoring his first selection against South Africa on July 22, 1967. He played eleven joyful meetings with the Blues, between 1967 and 1969.
Captain and titled with SU Agen
He then landed at SU Agen at the very beginning of the 1970s. With the SUA, he was a finalist in the Yves du Manoir Challenge, in 1970 and 1975. And above all, he was crowned French champion in 1976. He was even the captain of a team where he formed a formidable second line with Bruchois Alain Buzzighin. At the end of his career, Alain Plantefol took over a tobacconist, near Place Jasmin in Agen, where he continued to chat with his former teammates and SUA supporters. His loss leaves lovers of Lot-et-Garonne rugby in pain. “I’m crying, our lighthouse has just gone out”, explains for example Charly Nieucel.
The entire editorial staff of our newspaper sends its most sincere condolences to the family.
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