Benoît Baby

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Benoît Baby
Baby0.jpg
Baby playing for Clermont Auvergne.
Date of birth (1983-09-07) 7 September 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Lavelanet, France
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Fullback, Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002-2007
2007-2011
2011-
Toulouse
Clermont
Biarritz
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005-2009
2010
France
French Barbarians
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Benoît Baby (born 7 September 1983 in Lavelanet, France) is a French rugby union footballer, currently playing for Biarritz Olympique in the élite domestic championship, the Top 14. He usually plays at centre, but also at fullback and fly-half and has represented France.

Baby made his début for the national team during the 2005 Six Nations, against Ireland in Dublin. France won the match 26 points to 19. Baby was cited for head butting Brian O'Driscoll during the match.[1] The Irish match was Baby's only appearance in the 2005 Six Nations, though he was capped twice again for France that year, in the losses against South Africa in Durban and Australia at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. He was considered as very promising at his post until a series of relatively serious injuries stopped him in his progression. He came back with the French team during the 2008 Autumn internationals, scoring one penalty kick against Argentina, a game the French eventually won 12–6.

In 2010, he was selected in the French Barbarians squad to play Tonga on November 26.

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