Benoît Baby

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Benoît Baby
Baby playing for Clermont Auvergne
Full name Benoît Baby
Date of birth (1983-09-07) 7 September 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Lavelanet, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kg (12 st 4 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Fly-half, Fullback
Current team Biarritz
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Clermont Auvergne
Correct as of 31 December 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-2009 France
French Barbarians
9 (8)

Benoît Baby (born 7 September 1983 in Lavelanet, France) is a French rugby union footballer, currently playing for Biarritz Olympique in the élite domestic championship, the Top 14. He usually plays at centre, but also at fullback and fly-half and has represented France.

Baby made his début for the national team during the 2005 Six Nations, against Ireland in Dublin. France won the match 26 points to 19. Baby was cited for head butting Brian O'Driscoll during the match.[1] The Irish match was Baby's only appearance in the 2005 Six Nations, though he was capped twice again for France that year, in the losses against South Africa in Durban and Australia at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. He was considered as very promising at his post until a series of relatively serious injuries stopped him in his progression. He came back with the French team during the 2008 Autumn internationals, scoring one penalty kick against Argentina, a game the French eventually won 12–6.

In 2010, he was selected in the French Barbarians squad to play Tonga on November 26.

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