Yannick Jauzion scores against New Zealand in the 2007 World Cup

Major teams: Colomiers, Toulouse
 

Country: France
 
Test span: 2003-11
 France caps: 73 (65 starts) 

Test points: 103 (20T, 1DG) The professional era has seen midfields crowded with mighty collisions between…

Phillipe Sella of France

Major teams: Agen Position: Centre Country: France Test span: 1982-95 Test caps: 111 (110 starts) Test points: 125 (30T) For becoming the first player to win 100 Test caps, Philippe…

Raphael Ibanez on the charge

Major teams: Dax, Perpignan, Castres, Saracens, Wasps Country: France 
Test span: 1996-2007 France caps: 98 (75 starts) Test points: 40 (8T) He took over the France captaincy at the start…

Obstinate. It’s the only way to describe tighthead Jean-Pierre Garuet’s approach to the scrummage. France is a nation that adores the flat-backed, hairy brutes who relish tight exchanges and in…

France's Jean Prat

Major teams: Lourdes Country: France Test span: 1945-55 Test caps: 51 (51 starts) Test points: 144 (9T, 27C, 15P, 6DG) French rugby suffered an inferiority complex as international rugby’s ‘also-rans’…

Thierry Dusautoir of France

Major teams: Bordeaux-Begles, Colomiers, Biarritz, Toulouse Country: France
Test span: 2006-2015 France caps: 80 (79 starts) Test points: 30 (6T) Two World Cup ties against New Zealand with a combined total…

Morgan Parra

Hosting the world’s biggest stars like Dan Carter, Bryan Habana and Quade Cooper, the Top 14 is, arguably, Europe’s Premier rugby competition and with weeks to go, it’s edging towards…