Cédric Heymans

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Cédric Heymans
Stade Toulousain - Biarritz Olympique Heymans.jpg
Full name Cédric Heymans
Date of birth (1978-07-20) 20 July 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, France
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 96 kilograms (15 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Playing career
Position Wing, Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995-1997
1997-2001
2001-2011
2011-2013
Brive
SU Agen
Toulouse
Bayonne
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000-2013 France 59 (80)

Cédric Heymans (born 20 July 1978 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze) 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, before signing with Toulouse. His usual position is on the wing, though he has recently 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 eight 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 three 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 is the only person to have won the Heineken Cup on four separate occasions.

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