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René Boudreaux
Born René Emile Henri Boudreaux
(1880-11-27)27 November 1880
Paris, France
Died 8 September 1915(1915-09-08) (aged 34)
Aubérive, France
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 181 pounds (82 kg)

Military career
Allegiance France
Service/branch France French Army
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 103e régiment d'infanterie (fr)

René Emile Henri Boudreaux (27 November 1880–8 September 1915) was a French rugby union player.

Boudreaux was born in Paris and played as a prop forward for Sporting Club Universitaire de France (fr). He was twice capped for France in the 1910 Five Nations Championship. He made his first appearance at Swansea against Wales on New Years Day and his second and last against Scotland at Inverleith on 22 January.

During the First World War Boudreaux was recalled to serve in the French Army. He was killed in action near Aubérive while serving as a lieutenant with the 103rd Infantry Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division.

Rugby career

The Five Nations Championship first came into being in 1910 when France joined the annual Home Nations tournament. Boudreaux played in two of the four games, against Wales and Scotland, in both of which the French were heavily defeated.[2]

International appearances

Opposition Score Result Date Venue Ref(s)
 Wales 49–14 Lost 1 January 1910 Swansea, Wales [3]
 Scotland 27–0 Lost 22 January 1910 Inverleith, Scotland [4]



  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)
  • McCrery, Nigel (2014). Into Touch: Rugby Internationals Killed in the Great War. Pen and Sword. ISBN 1473833213. 

See also

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