France vs British & Irish Lions, 1989
EventBicentennial of the French Revolution
Date4 October 1989
VenueParc des Princes, Paris
RefereeJ.B. Anderson (Scotland)

France vs British & Irish Lions, 1989. As part of the celebrations for the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, in 1989 France played a British Lions team.

The match was classed as a friendly or exhibition game and thus test caps were not awarded.


4 October 1989
 France 27–29 British & Irish Lions British Lions
Try: Benetton, Blanco, Camberabero
Con: Camberabero (3)
Pen: Camberabero (3)
[1] Try: Andrew, Hastings (2)
Con: Hastings
Pen: Hastings (4)
Drop-goal: Andrew
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 28,881
Referee: J.B. Anderson (Scotland)


France: Serge Blanco, Bernard Lacombe, Philippe Sella, Marc Andrieu, Patrice Lagisquet, Didier Camberabero, Pierre Berbizier (c), Marc Pujolle, Dominique Bouet, Laurent Seigne, Gilles Bourguignon, Thierry Devergie, Philippe Benetton, Olivier Roumat, Laurent Rodriguez. Res: Herve Chabowski, Marc Cécillon, Thierry Maset, Henri Sanz, Thierry Lacroix, David Berty

British Lions: Paul Ackford, Mike Griffiths, Andy Robinson, Steve Smith, David Egerton, Jeff Probyn, Phillip Matthews, Damian Cronin, Rob Andrew (C), Jeremy Guscott, Gavin Hastings, Scott Hastings, Robert Jones, Brendan Mullin, Rory Underwood, Res: Fergus Aherne, Gary Callander, Craig Chalmers, Tony Clement, Des Fitzgerald, Neil Francis



  1. ^ a b "British and Irish Lions XV tour - Parc des Princes, 4 October 1989, 20:30 local, 19:30 GMT". Retrieved 14 February 2019.