Lionel Gautherie

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Lionel Gautherie
Date of birth (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 35)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kg (14.6 st)
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 – present
France Lyon OU
France Pays d'Aix



Lionel Gautherie (born 5 July 1982) is a former Stade Français rugby player who currently plays for Lyon OU. His usual position is at Wing.


Gautherie subsequently played as winger for the PARC (Pays d'Aix RC Rugby Club).[1] He currently plays for LOU Rugby in Lyon.[2] He is one of the first French rugbymen to appear fully nude in the Dieux du Stade calendar, appearing in the 2004, 2005 and 2007 editions.[3] Along with Morgan Souply and Thomas Mège, he was chosen to promote the 2004 calendar in the media. As a result, in the gay community he is considered a sex symbol, as evidenced by a number of fan sites.[4] In January 2007, Gautherie played number 11 in France Amateur – a team chosen from the Federale Divisions which are "amateur" – and beat Spain 47–0 at Aire Sur L'Adour in France.[5]

He now plays for Aix-en-Provence again.