Louis Armary

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Louis Armary (born Betpouey, 24 July 1963) is a former French rugby union footballer. He played as a prop and as a hooker.

Betpouey Commune in Occitanie, France

Betpouey is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in southwestern France.

Armary spent most of his career at FC Lourdes, where he played from 1980/81 to 1999/00. He spent a final season at Union Sportive Argelès-Gazost, as player-coach, in 2000/01.

FC Lourdes

FC Lourdais is a French rugby union club from Lourdes currently competing in the French league system. Formed in 1911 they have won the French league eight times and the French cup six times. They play in the Stade Antoine-Beguere and traditionally wear blue and red jerseys. Their most notable former player is Jean Prat. They are based in Lourdes in Hautes-Pyrénées. The team currently competes in the fourth tier of French rugby, Fédérale 2.

He won 46 caps with France, from 1986 to 1995, scoring a try. He played in three Rugby World Cup finals, in 1987, 1991 and 1995. He played a single game at the 1987 Rugby World Cup and at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, without scoring. He would play four games at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, once again remaining scoreless.

France national rugby union team national rugby union team representing France

The France national rugby union team competes annually against England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales in the Six Nations Championship. They have won the championship outright seventeen times, shared it a further eight times, and have completed nine grand slams. Ten former French players have been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. France are currently ranked 8th in the World Rugby Rankings as of March 18th 2019.

Rugby World Cup international rugby union competition

The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

The 1987 Rugby World Cup was the first Rugby World Cup. New Zealand and Australia agreed to co-host the tournament. New Zealand hosted 20 matches – 17 pool stage matches, two quarter-finals and the final – while Australia hosted 12 matches – seven pool matches, two quarter-finals and both semi-finals. The event was won by co-hosts New Zealand, who were the strong favourites and won all their matches comfortably. France were losing finalists, and Wales surprise third-place winners: Australia, having been second favourites, finished fourth after conceding crucial tries in the dying seconds of both the semi-final against France and the third-place play-off against Wales.

He played seven times in the Five Nations, in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995, winning the first time, ex-aequo with Wales. [1]

Six Nations Championship annual international rugby union competition

The Six Nations Championship is an annual international rugby union competition between the teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. The current champions are Wales, who won the 2019 tournament.

Wales national rugby union team Nation rugby team from Wales

The Wales national rugby union team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship with England, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. Wales have won the Six Nations and its predecessors 27 times outright. Wales' most recent championship and Grand Slam victory came in 2019.

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