Nicolas Mas, June 2009
|Date of birth||25 May 1980|
|Place of birth||Perpignan, France|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (17 st 0 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Nicolas Mas (born 25 May 1980 in Perpignan, France) is a French rugby union footballer, who currently plays for Montpellier Hérault Rugby in the Top 14. His usual position is at prop. He also plays for the French national team. His nickname is le bus (the bus).
Perpignan made it to the final of the 2002-03 Heineken Cup, but went down to fellow French club Stade Toulousain. Mas made his international debut in a match against the All Blacks on 28 June 2003. He did not play at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia later that year. Perpignan made it to the final of the Top 14 in 2004, but were defeated by Stade Français, 38 to 20. In the summer of 2013, Mas moved to ambitious fellow Top 14 club Montpellier Hérault Rugby.
Mas made his debut for the France in 2003. He did not play for France in 2004, being an unused bench replacement in tests against Australia and Argentina in November. The following year he played four times for France during the 2005 Six Nations Championship.
- "Nicolas Mas". Official RWC 2011 Site. International Rugby Board. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
- (French) "Rugby : Nicolas Mas, " le Bus ", prendra sa retraite en fin de saison". Le Monde. Retrieved 18 May 2016.