Alexis Palisson

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Alexis Palisson
Alexis Palisson 2014.jpg
Full name Alexis Palisson
Date of birth (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Montauban, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team RC Toulonnais
Playing career
Position Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Correct as of 4 January 2015
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2008- France 21 (10)

Alexis Palisson (born 9 September 1987 in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne) is a French rugby union footballer. He plays as a fullback and wing. He is 1.76 m tall and weighs 83 kg.

He currently plays for Toulon in the French Top 14 after signing from Brive in 2011. He made his international debut for France on 28 June 2008 against the Wallabies. He also represented France in an U19 competition in Dubai.


In July 2011, Palisson featured in a topless pose in Têtu wearing a fake moko and holding a taiaha. This caused controversy in New Zealand, with some Maori saying that Palisson was being disrespectful to their culture and that permission should have been sought from a particular iwi as the moko usually represents iwi affiliation. Palisson was eventually forced to apologise for any offence caused and stressed that he respects tattoo traditions.[1][2] He played as France reached the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final in New Zealand. In May 2013 he started as Toulon won the 2013 Heineken Cup Final by 16–15 against Clermont Auvergne.[3]

International tries[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result (France-...) Competition
1. 28 June 2008 ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Australia
Test Match
2. 26 February 2010 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales  Wales
Six Nations Championship


  1. ^ "French fake moko photoshoot creates online debate". Television New Zealand. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "France fullback displays fake moko for gay magazine". Television New Zealand. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Toulon claim Heineken Cup glory". ESPN. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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