Yannick Jauzion

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Yannick Jauzion
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Full name Yannick Jauzion
Date of birth (1978-07-28) 28 July 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Castres, France
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1997–1998 SC Graulhet
correct as of March 17, 2007.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2002
2002–2013
US Colomiers
Toulouse

237

(292)
correct as of March 5, 2011.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–2011 France 73 (103)
correct as of March 12, 2011.

Yannick Jauzion (born 28 July 1978 in Castres, raised in Vénès, Tarn) is a French former rugby union footballer. He played at centre for Stade Toulousain and the French national team.

Jauzion is a key player behind Toulouse's and France's recent achievements. He is a member of the Toulouse team that reached the Heineken Cup final in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He was named as the man of the match in the 2005 Heineken Cup Final as Toulouse defeated Stade Français. He earned his first national cap on 16 June 2001 against South Africa. He played in France's Grand Slam winning teams of 2002 and 2004, but was ruled out of the 2006 Six Nations Championship through injury as France emerge as champions. He played all the matches during the 2007 Six Nations Championship that France won. He also scored the winning try in the 2007 World Cup quarterfinal against New Zealand that France won 20–18. In the 2009–2010 season, he played a central role as Toulouse won the Heineken Cup, with Jauzion collecting his third winners medal.

With a large physical presence combined with speed and flair, Jauzion is a superb line breaker and has the ability to break tackles and is a good crash ball player, making him arguably one of the best centres in the world for a period. He retired on the 26th June 2013.

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