Cédric Heymans

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Cédric Heymans
Stade Toulousain - Biarritz Olympique Heymans.jpg
Birth nameCédric Heymans
Date of birth (1978-07-20) 20 July 1978 (age 41)
Place of birthBrive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, France
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
SU Agen
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000-2011 France 59 (80)

Cédric Heymans (born 20 July 1978 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze)[1] is a former French rugby union footballer. He is currently a coach with Toulouse after retiring from rugby with Bayonne in 2013. He started his club career with CA Brive before moving to SU Agen, where he stayed until the late 1990s, until signing with Toulouse. His usual position was on the wing, though he also started at fullback for France.

Heymans made his debut for France in a match against Italy in Paris as a reserve during the 2000 Six Nations Championship. He made one other appearance for France that year, starting in a match against Romania in Bucharest.

In 2002, he started in two subsequent matches for the national side later that year, in the 30–10 win over South Africa in Marseille as well as the draw against the All Blacks in Paris. In 2004, he started against the United States, and was a reserve in a subsequent match against Canada. He received a further three national caps that year, starting in the win over Australia, as well as in the losses to Argentina and the All Blacks.

Heymans earned 8 caps for France during 2005, playing in the 2005 Six Nations Championship matches against Ireland and Italy as well as subsequent matches against the Springboks, Australia and Canada. In 2006, he played in three tests for France during the 2006 Six Nations Championship, as well as the 2006 mid-year rugby tests against Romania and the Springboks.

In 2010, he was selected in the French Barbarians squad to play Tonga on 26 November. After missing out on selection for the 2011 Six Nations Championship, Heymans was named in the French squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Heymans was the only person to have won the Heineken Cup on four separate occasions, having won it with Brive in 1997 and then with Toulouse three times in 2003, 2005 and 2010.[2][3][4] However after the 2018 Heineken Cup this record was equalled by Isa Nacewa, Johnny Sexton and Devin Toner as four time winners.


  1. ^ "Cedric Heymans". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  2. ^ "Toulouse regain European crown". BBC. 24 May 2003. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Stade Francais 12-18 Toulouse". BBC. 22 May 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Biarritz 19-21 Toulouse". BBC. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2019.

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