Wesley Fofana

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Wesley Fofana
Wesley Fofana.jpg
Fofana in 2010
Date of birth (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kilograms (200 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre,Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
-2008
2008–
PUC
ASM Clermont Auvergne

84

(130)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– France 22 40

Wesley Fofana (born 20 January 1988) is a French rugby union player, of Malian descent, who plays for ASM Clermont Auvergne and the France national rugby union team. He plays as a wing or centre, and won the Top 14 with Clermont in 2010. In France he is known as 'Le Guépard' (The Cheetah) for his pace.

Biography[edit]

As a youngster Wesley Fofana's first sport was football which his father coached. He discovered rugby at his secondary school, the Georges Braque College in Paris. He continued playing at the University Club of Paris (no long associated with any particular institute), before joining ASM Clermont Auvergne's youth team in 2008. He made his senior debut in 2009 and then helped the club win the French championship the following year.

He is an accomplished attacking back capable of playing both inside and outside centre as well as on the wing.

International career[edit]

He made his senior international debut for France in a Six Nations game against Italy in February 2012, scoring a try.[1] He continued this excellent form, scoring in the next match versus Scotland and adding further scores against Ireland and then a 75th minute try against England scoring four tries in his first four ever international matches. In the 2013 six nations he scored a memorable 70 metres solo try against England in Twickenham from inside the French half evading several tackles on the way, however England won the game 23-13.He also scored against Stuart Hogg of Scotland on 16 March 2013 with a sublime side step

International tries[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result (France-...) Competition
1. 4 February 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Italy
30–12
Six Nations Championship
2. 26 February 2012 Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland  Scotland
23–17
Six Nations Championship
3. 4 March 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Ireland
17–17
Six Nations Championship
4. 11 March 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  England
22–24
Six Nations Championship
5. 10 November 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Australia
33–6
Test Match
6. 23 February 2013 Twickenham, London, England  England
13–23
Six Nations Championship
7. 16 March 2013 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Scotland
23–16
Six Nations Championship
8. 8 June 2013 Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand
13–23
Test Match
9. 9 February 2014 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Italy
30–10
Six Nations Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standley, James (4 February 2012). "Six Nations: France 30-12 Italy". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 

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