Louis Picamoles

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Louis Picamoles
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Date of birth (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Back row
Playing career
Position Number eight, Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 11 April 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– France 44 (30)
correct as of 21 June 2014.

Louis Picamoles (born 5 February 1986 in Paris, France) is a rugby union player who plays in France's top division of rugby union, the Top 14. Picamoles's preferred position is at number eight, which is his regular position with his current club Toulouse - the team he has been with since 2009.

Club career[edit]

Picamoles began his club career at Montpellier in 1999 and played for the club for ten years, in which he picked up 64 appearances. His first professional match was on 2 October 2004 against Auch during the 2004–05 Top 16 season. His last match was 16 May 2009, during the 2008–09 Top 14 season against Toulon. For the 2009–10 Top 14 season, he signed with Toulouse, where in his debut season, he was part of the team that made it all the way to the semi-finals, losing to eventual runner-ups Perpignan 19–6. In that season, his debut with Toulouse was a narrow 16–17 win against Montauban.

International career[edit]

Picamoles has been a familiar face in the French national squad since making his debut in 2008 - which was a 26–21 victory over Ireland during the 2008 Six Nations Championship. It was during the 2008 end-of-year rugby union internationals that Picamoles scored his first try, scoring against the Pacific Islanders on 15 November. Though being part of the 2010 Six Nations Championship squad, Picamoles did not appear once in any of the five tests, in what turned out to be a Grand Slam campaign for Les Blues.[2][3] He was part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup squad that came runners-up to the All Blacks, only playing in three tests during the campaign. After being dropped by Philippe Saint-André for most of the 2014 calendar year, a return to form a strong performances for Toulouse, saw Louis recalled to the French squad for the 2015 Six Nations Championship./

International tries[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result
1. 15 November 2008 Stade Bonal, Sochaux, France Pacific Islanders
Test Match
2. 16 June 2012 Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Cordoba, Argentina  Argentina
Test Match
3. 10 November 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Australia
Test Match
4. 3 February 2013 Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy  Italy
Six Nations Championship
5. 9 March 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland  Ireland
Six Nations Championship
6. 9 February 2014 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Italy
Six Nations Championship


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