Didier Codorniou

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Didier Codorniou
Didier Codorniou.jpg
Date of birth (1958-02-13) 13 February 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Narbonne, France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
RC Narbonne
Stade Toulousain
FC villefranchois
RC Narbonne
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1979-1986 France 31 (20)

Didier Codorniou (born 13 February 1958 in Narbonne)[1] is a former French rugby union player and a French politician. He played as a Centre.

Codorniou played for RC Narbonne and Stade Toulousain. He earned his first national cap on 7 July 1979 against the All Blacks, in the first victory France had achieved over the New Zealand team in New Zealand.

In Path to Victory former Australian flyhalf Mark Ella wrote of Codorniou that, "After playing against Didier Codorniou, I thought he was the best centre in the world. He directed all the backline traffic. He had the ball skills to set the play up or be an electrifying individualist."[2]




  • Ella, Mark; Smith, Terry (1987). Path to Victory: Wallaby Power in the 1980s. ABC Enterprises. ISBN 0 642 52766 0.