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is a former international rugby union
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player for France
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. His usual position was either on the wing or in the centres. His Test career for France, 1954 through to 1966, included 48 caps and 44 points. Boniface was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame
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in 2005. Both he and his younger brother Guy Boniface
Guy Boniface was a French Rugby union footballer that represented France in 35 Tests.Born in Montfort-en-Chalosse, Aquitaine, he mainly played at centre, and played for Stade Montois and U.S. Montfortoise. He won the French Championship with Stade Montois in 1963, and was runner up with them in 1959...
were inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame
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in March 2011.