Fabien Barcella

Fabien Barcella (born 27 October 1983 in Agen)[2] is a French rugby union player, currently playing for FC Grenoble in the Top 14 league in France. He also plays for France.

Fabien Barcella
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Birth nameFabien Barcella
Date of birth (1983-10-27) 27 October 1983 (age 36)
Place of birthAgen, Lot-et-Garonne, France
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team FC Grenoble
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Valence-d'Agen ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2004
2004-2005
2005–2006
2006-2008
2008-2014
2014-2015
2015-16
Agen
Toulousain
Valence-d'Agen
Auch
Biarritz
Toulonnais
Grenoble

1
0
27
112
3
31

(0)
(0)
(5)
(5)
(0)
(5)
Correct as of 28 December 2019 @ 07:19:32AM (AEST)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008-2011 France 26 (0)
Correct as of 31 October 2011

Domestic ClubsEdit

Barcella played for Toulouse before joining Valence-d'Agen in 2005. He then went on to play for Auch between 2006 and 2008. In 2008 he joined Biarritz Olympique where he made his Heineken Cup debut.

International SelectionEdit

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.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Fabien Barcella". Official RWC 2011 Site. International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. ^ Fabien Barcella player profile Scrum.com