Former France rugby captain Bastiat dies

Former France captain Jean-Pierre Bastiat, who claimed a Five Nations grand slam in 1977, has died at the age of 71.

With Jean-Pierre Skrela and Jean-Pierre Rives, Bastiat formed one of France's iconic third rows, winning 32 caps with Les Bleus, five of them as captain.

The French rugby federation confirmed his death with FFR president Bernard Laporte hailing him as a "monument" of French rugby.