|Birth name||Fabien Barcella|
|Date of birth||27 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (238 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
In 2008 French coach Marc Lievremont sprung a surprise when he called up Barcella for the 2008 Six Nations Championship match against Italy at the Stade de France. He was also called up to the Wales game a week later. He featured again in the Autumn against Argentina. During the 2009 Six Nations Championship, he was in competition with Sale prop Lionel Faure for the starting job, which he obtained, making big performances. He played at the 2011 Rugby World Cup squad in New Zealand.
He was later called for test matches against New Zealand and Australia in June, where he made a number of standout performances. Barcella is often seen as one of the best loose head props in the world, his ability to destroy his opposite number in the scrum and cause havok around the pitch with his brute aggression often sets him apart from his peers.