Patrice Lagisquet rugby player
Patrice Lagisquet rugby player

Patrice Lagisquet

1st Jan 1970 1.83m/79kg Head Coach

Nicknamed "The Bayonne Express", Patrice Lagisquet scored 20 tries in 46 appearances for Les Bleus.

Lagisquet was born in Arcachon and first played at U.A. Gujan-Mestras, until moving to Bordeaux where he played from 1980/81 to 1981/82. He went on to represent Bayonne from 1982 to 1992 before joining Biarritz where he would finish his career in 1997.

The speedster made his test debut against Australia on 13 November 1983 at the Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin in Clermont Ferrand. His last international game was a Rugby World Cup Pool 4 qualifier against Romania on 4 October 1991 at the Stade de la Mediterranee in Béziers, that France won comfortably by 30-3.

He played at the 1987 Rugby World Cup, in five matches, and at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, in one match. He played 5 seasons at the Five Nations, in 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991, being a winner in 1988, and 1989. He also represented France XV, establishing a national record of 7 tries scored in the 106-12 win over Paraguay, at 27 June 1988, in Asunción.

Lagisquet started a coaching career, after ending his playing days, becoming the coach of Biarritz Olympique, from 1997/98 to 2007/08. He won the title of Champion of France three times, in 2001/02, 2004/05 and 2005/06, the Cup of France, in 2000, and was runner-up in the Heineken Cup, in 2006.

He left his coaching position in 2008, to focus on his insurance work. In 2012, e joined the French national set-up as backs and defence coach. He continued in the role until the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

In 2019, he took control of the Portugal test team as the side's head coach.

As Portugal prepares for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Patrice will be looking to be make history at the world cup.



ub Union Bordeaux Begles
Left Wing
1980 - 1982
avironbayonnais Bayonne
Left Wing
1982 - 1992
TamponBOPB_2007grand014349 Biarritz Olympique
Left Wing
1992 - 1997
France France
1983 - 2015
IMG_7106 Portugal
Head Coach
2019 - 2024