He made his international debut for France in a match against Romania on 28 May 2000. He had surgery on his ankle in 2003, though he recovered in time to be named in France's squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He played in five matches during the tournament in Australia. Although he did not play in the 2004 Six Nations Championship, he played three matches in 2005 and then played in France's summer and autumn internationals. He scored his first try for the France national team against Scotland on 17 March 2007 during the last match of the 2007 Six Nations Championship, which saw them win the title.