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Jo Maso

Jo Maso
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Jo Maso in 2011
Birth nameJoseph Maso
Date of birth (1944-12-27) 27 December 1944 (age 75)
Place of birthToulouse, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb)
Occupation(s)Manager of the French
rugby union team
Rugby league career
Position(s) Stand-off
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
XIII Catalan ()
Correct as of 5 March 2007
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
19??-19?? USA Perpignan ()
196?–1968 RC Toulonnais ()
1968–1977 RC Narbonne ()
1977–1983 USA Perpignan ()
Correct as of 5 March 2007
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1966–1973 France 25 (15)
Correct as of 5 March 2007

Jo Maso (born 27 December 1944) is a French former rugby league and rugby union footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played centre and fly-half for the France national rugby union team, gaining 25 caps. He was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2003. He is now the manager for the French national team.

Maso was born in Toulouse, France. Maso started his rugby career as a professional rugby league footballer for XIII Catalan, being the son of the French rugby league internationalist Jep Maso. However, he switched to union. He played club rugby for Narbonne, Toulonnais and Perpignan. He debuted for France against Italy in Naples in 1966. He also toured Australia, New Zealand and South Africa with the national side, and played three times for the Barbarians.


External links

  • "Jo Maso". Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  • "Jo Maso – The magic of Maso". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  • "Jo Maso: "Last nine years of true happiness…"" (in French). / Archived from the original on 19 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-28.