Lionel Nallet

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Lionel Nallet
Geneva Rugby Cup - 20140808 - SF vs LOU - Lionel Nallet.jpg
Personal information
Full name Lionel Nallet
Date of birth (1976-09-14) 14 September 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France
Height 197 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb)[1]
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
1998-2003
2003-2009
2009-2012
2012-
Bourgoin
Castres
Racing Métro
Lyon OU
? (?)
129 (40)
60 (10)
16 (15)
Representative teams**
2000 ‐ France 74 (45)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 26 March 2011.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 29 November 2011.

Lionel Nallet (born 14 September 1976 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain) is a French rugby union player who currently plays at lock for Lyon OU in the French Pro D2 club competition and is a former captain of the France national team. He began his professional career with CS Bourgoin-Jallieu, playing there from 1998 to 2003 before moving to Castres Olympique. Nallet moved from there to Racing in 2009.

Nallet made his international debut for France on 28 May 2000 in a test match against Romania at Bucharest's Dinamo Stadion. France won the match 67–20, with Nallet scoring a try on debut. He next played for his country the following year, in a match against England during the 2001 Six Nations Championship. Nallet made another five appearances for France that year, playing in test matches against the Springboks, the All Blacks, Australia and Fiji.

In 2003 Nallet played in matches against Argentina and the All Blacks. However, he was not included in the squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia or in 2004. He played four times for France during November 2005. He was a part of France's 2006 Six Nations Championship victory and was subsequently included in the national squad for the mid-year tests against Romania and the Springboks.

In 2008, following the retirement of Raphael Ibanez, he was named as captain of the French side.

On 30 April 2009, it was announced that Nallet had signed a 3-year contract with Racing Métro, who were promoted from the Pro D2 to the Top 14 after the club won the 2008–09 Championship. He was joined at the club by the iconic Sébastien Chabal, who also signed a 3-year contract with the club.[2]

Lionel Nallet Racing Metro training 2012-03-13.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lionel Nallet". Official RWC 2011 Site. International Rugby Board. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sebastien Chabal and Lionel Nallet join Racing-Metro". The Daily Telegraph. UK. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2009. 

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Preceded by
Raphaël Ibañez
French national rugby union captain
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Thierry Dusautoir