* 12th cap – 6T=30 pts
* Debut: 2001 v S Africa
* 2nd test v England - no pts
* Missed the 2002 autumn tests after a throat injury suffered in a clash with Phil Greening (London Wasps) in pre-season friendly, returned to action December 2002 after 3 operations.
* His first 11 caps had been consecutive including 2002 Grand Slam
* From Montferrand club juniors, first played for them in mini rugby aged 6.
* Father played for France as prop/hooker in 1973 - one cap v Japan – and
also played for Montferrand, though had retired before son was born. Father Jacques was nicknamed 'The Cube' at 5-11 and 16-0.
* Mother was in Clermont-Ferrand team that won French Basketball Premier division, and also played for France. |