Julien Bonnaire

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Julien Bonnaire
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Full name Julien Bonnaire
Date of birth (1978-09-20) 20 September 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team ASM Clermont Auvergne
Playing career
Position Flanker / Number Eight
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu
ASM Clermont Auvergne
128 14t
181 14t
(70) 14t
(70) 14t
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2004-2012 France 75 6t (30) 6t
Correct as of 31 January 2015

Julien Bonnaire (born 20 September 1978 in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère)[1] is a French rugby union footballer, who played for CS Bourgoin-Jallieu in the Top 14 competition in France until the 2006–2007 season. He moved to ASM Clermont Auvergne during the summer of 2007. Bonnaire retired from International rugby after the 2012 6 Nations but will continue to play for ASM Clermont Auvergne where he has a contract till 2014.


Bonnaire training with Clermont Auvergne

Bonnaire made his international debut for France in a match against Scotland on 21 March 2004 during the 2004 Six Nations Championship, as a replacement. He earned a further two caps for France that year, in tests against Australia and the All Blacks. The following year he was in the starting lineup for France in all five of their 2005 Six Nations Championship matches as well as the June/July tests against the South African Springboks and Australia. He scored his first try during the 18 June test against the Springboks.

He received another three test caps in November of that year. The following year he again played in every match at the 2006 Six Nations Championship, which France eventually won.

He played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final.


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