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  • Mathieu Bastareaud

    Mathieu Bastareaud

    DoB1988-09-17 BirthplaceCreteil Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionCentre

    Mathieu Bastareaud
  • Hugo Bonneval

    Hugo Bonneval

    DoB1990-11-19 Birthplace Height1.82 m (6' 0") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionFull Back

    Hugo Bonneval
  • Antoine Burban

    Antoine Burban

    DoB1987-07-22 Birthplace Height1.89 m (6' 2") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionBack Row

    Antoine Burban
  • Damien Chouly

    Damien Chouly

    DoB1985-11-27 BirthplaceLimoges Height1.92 m (6' 4") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionNo. 8

    The Perpignan lock has not really set the world alight at club level but some solid performances have earned him a place in Lievremont's squad. He was a part of the weakened squad which took two fearful batterings on the 2007 tour to New Zealand but his best years are ahead of him.

    Damien Chouly
  • Antonie Claassen

    Antonie Claassen

    DoB1984-10-20 BirthplaceDurban Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionBack Row

    Antonie Claassen
  • Vincent Debaty

    Vincent Debaty

    DoB1981-10-02 BirthplaceWoluwe-Saint-Lambert Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionProp

    Vincent Debaty
  • Ibrahim Diarra

    Ibrahim Diarra

    DoB1983-05-25 Birthplace Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb) PositionBack Row

    Ibrahim Diarra
  • Thomas Domingo

    Thomas Domingo

    DoB1985-08-20 BirthplaceTulle Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionProp

    Thomas Domingo
  • Jean Marc Doussain

    Jean Marc Doussain

    DoB1991-02-12 Birthplace Height1.74 m (5' 9") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionFly Half

    Jean Marc Doussain
  • Brice Dulin

    Brice Dulin

    DoB1990-04-23 Birthplace Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionFull Back

    Brice Dulin
  • Thierry Dusautoir

    Thierry Dusautoir

    DoB1981-12-18 BirthplaceAbidjan (Ivory Coast) Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionFlanker

    Thierry Dusautoir
  • Gael Fickou

    Gael Fickou

    DoB1994-03-26 Birthplace Height1.90 m (6' 3") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionCentre

    Gael Fickou
  • Alexandre Flanquart

    Alexandre Flanquart

    DoB1989-10-09 Birthplace Height2.04 m (6' 8") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionLock

    Alexandre Flanquart
  • Wesley Fofana

    Wesley Fofana

    DoB1988-01-20 BirthplaceParis Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionCentre

    Wesley Fofana
  • Yannick Forestier

    Yannick Forestier

    DoB1982-01-03 BirthplaceNarbonne Height1.81 m (5' 11") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb) PositionProp

    Yannick Forestier
  • Guilhem Guirado

    Guilhem Guirado

    DoB1986-06-17 BirthplaceCeret Height1.81 m (5' 11") Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb) PositionHooker

    Guilhem Guirado
  • Sofiane Guitoune

    Sofiane Guitoune

    DoB1989-03-27 Birthplace Height1.84 m (6' 0") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionFull Back

    Sofiane Guitoune
  • Yoann Huget

    Yoann Huget

    DoB1987-08-02 BirthplaceAbidjan (Ivory Coast) Height1.89 m (6' 2") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionWinger

    Yoann Huget
  • Benjamin Kayser

    Benjamin Kayser

    DoB1984-07-26 BirthplaceParis Height1.82 m (6' 0") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionHooker

    The Leicester hooker earned his first cap on the summer tour of Australia and has been in fine form for the Guinness Premiership outfit where he challenges George Chuter for the hooking duties. He has a real job to dislodge the likes of Szarzewski but the youngster looks set for a bright future.

    Benjamin Kayser
  • Alexandre Lapandry

    Alexandre Lapandry

    DoB1989-04-13 Birthplace Height1.94 m (6' 4") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionFlanker

    Alexandre Lapandry
  • Wenceslas Lauret

    Wenceslas Lauret

    DoB1989-03-28 Birthplace Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionFlanker

    Wenceslas Lauret
  • Bernard Le Roux

    Bernard Le Roux

    DoB1989-06-04 Birthplace Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight111 kg (17 st 6 lb) PositionBack Row

    Bernard Le Roux
  • Brice Mach

    Brice Mach

    DoB1986-04-02 Birthplace Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb) PositionHooker

    Brice Mach
  • Maxime Machenaud

    Maxime Machenaud

    DoB1988-12-30 Birthplace Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Maxime Machenaud
  • Yoann Maestri

    Yoann Maestri

    DoB1988-01-14 BirthplaceHyeres Height2.01 m (6' 7") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionLock

    Yoann Maestri
  • Nicolas Mas

    Nicolas Mas

    DoB1980-05-23 BirthplacePerpignan (France) Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionProp

    Nicolas Mas
  • Maxime Medard

    Maxime Medard

    DoB1986-11-16 BirthplaceToulouse Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight85 kg (13 st 5 lb) PositionFull Back

    Maxime Medard
  • Maxime Mermoz

    Maxime Mermoz

    DoB1986-07-28 BirthplaceEpinal Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionCentre

    Maxime Mermoz
  • Yannick Nyanga

    Yannick Nyanga

    DoB1983-12-19 BirthplaceKinshasa (Congo) Height1.86 m (6' 1") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionBack Row

    Seen as the next big thing prior to the 2006 RBS 6 Nations, Nyanga has slipped off the radar somewhat and is struggling to secure a place in the squad. The malaise currently sweeping his club side, Toulouse, seems to have spread to the 24-year-old. He nonetheless has a mass of potential, as shown when he thundered on to the international scene in 2005. Was seen as the heir apparent to Serge Betsen, but with a touch of finesse to boot. A powerful runner, the Zaire-born flanker will hope to be back to his best soon.

    Yannick Nyanga
  • Geoffrey Palis

    Geoffrey Palis

    DoB1991-07-08 Birthplace Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionFull Back

    Geoffrey Palis
  • Pascal Papé

    Pascal Papé

    DoB1980-10-05 BirthplaceLyon Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionLock

    Pascal Papé
  • Louis Picamoles

    Louis Picamoles

    DoB1986-02-05 BirthplaceParis Height1.92 m (6' 4") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionBack Row

    The Montpellier man was among those selected upon Marc Lievremont's arrival as coach and he has been among the most successful of those new faces. He likes to pop up in midfield and test defences in wider areas and he has the pace to cause problems. A fine handler of the ball, he has been strongly linked with a move to a club with a higher profile.

    Louis Picamoles
  • Jules Plisson

    Jules Plisson

    DoB1991-08-20 Birthplace Height1.84 m (6' 0") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionFly Half

    Jules Plisson
  • Rabah Slimani

    Rabah Slimani

    DoB1989-10-18 Birthplace Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionProp

    Rabah Slimani
  • Dimitri Szarzewski

    Dimitri Szarzewski

    DoB1983-01-26 BirthplaceNarbonne (France) Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionHooker

    Szarzewski has cemented his place as the first choice hooker following the retirement of Raphael Ibanez after the 2007 World Cup. He plays for Parisian playboys Stade Francais and is a real bundle of energy who likes to get his hands on the ball and get into space. He is also a fine scrummager and reliable at line-out time.

    Dimitri Szarzewski
  • Remi Tales

    Remi Tales

    DoB1984-05-02 Birthplace Height1.86 m (6' 1") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionFly Half

    Remi Tales
  • Francois Trinh-Duc

    Francois Trinh-Duc

    DoB1986-11-11 BirthplaceHerault Height1.84 m (6' 0") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionFly Half

    Francois Trinh-Duc
  • Sebastien Vahaamahina

    Sebastien Vahaamahina

    DoB1991-10-21 Birthplace Height2.00 m (6' 7") Weight119 kg (18 st 10 lb) PositionLock

    Sebastien Vahaamahina