Pascal Papé

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Pascal Papé
Pascal Pape.jpg
Date of birth (1980-10-05) 5 October 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Lyon, Rhône
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1997–1998 Givors
correct as of March 11, 2007.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2006
2006–07
2007–
Bourgoin
Castres
Stade Français
85+
27
106
(75+)
(20)
(85)
correct as of 28 November 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004– France 50 (15)
correct as of 28 November 2012.

Pascal Papé (born 5 October 1980) is a French rugby union footballer.

Papé plays as a lock, and currently represents Stade Français in club rugby, after spending many years at Bourgoin. He also spent one season at Castres Olympique. He earned his first test cap for France against Ireland in the 2004 Six Nations Championship, scoring a try in the 35–17 victory.[1]

Papé was overlooked for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and under new coach Marc Lièvremont he struggled to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up.[2] He was a member of the squad that won the Grand Slam during the 2010 Six Nations Championship, but made just one appearance during the 2011 Six Nations Championship, and that was off the bench against Wales. However, he was selected as part of the provisional squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Papé's subsequent form saw him elevated into the starting line-up for the games against England, Wales and New Zealand, in which he performed admirably.

References[edit]

  1. ^ France v Ireland at Paris, 14 February 2004 Scrum.com
  2. ^ "Luc Ducalcon". ESPN. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Papé during 2011 Rugby World Cup