Gaston Lane

Gaston Lane
Full name Gaston Lane
Date of birth (1883-01-31)31 January 1883
Place of birth Paris, France
Date of death 23 September 1914(1914-09-23) (aged 31)
Place of death Lironville
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 68 kilograms (150 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing, Centre
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
 France 16 (3)

Gaston Lane (31 January 1883 – 23 September 1914) was a French rugby union player. He was 1 m 68 cm tall and weighed 68 kg.

He played right wing three quarter (later centre) for Racing club de France and for the French national team; at first he also played for AS Bois-Colombes then for the Paris Cosmopolitan Club.

He played in the first French international and was capped ten times, along with Marcel Communeau.

He was a tradesman. He was killed on the front in Moselle at the start of the First World War.

He was an excellent club rugby player, and also occasionally contributed articles to Sporting.




Gaston Lane was first selected for the French national team for the 1 January 1906 match against the All-Blacks, the first French Test match.





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