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Julien Bonnaire
France
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Full name Julien Bonnaire
Born September 20, 1978, Bourgoin
Current age 36 years 11 days
Major teams Clermont Auvergne, France Barbarians, French Barbarians, France
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 220 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2012 75 55 20 30 6 0 0 0 49 24 2 66.66
Five/Six Nations 2004-2012 38 27 11 5 1 0 0 0 27 10 1 72.36
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 13 11 2 10 2 0 0 0 8 5 0 61.53

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v France at Murrayfield, Mar 21, 2004 match details
Last Test Wales v France at Millennium Stadium, Mar 17, 2012 match details
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Bonnaire made his Test debut in 2004, against Scotland in the Six Nations, while playing his club rugby for Bourgoin. A rangy, powerful back-row forward, he became a regular member of the international setup, playing six games at the 2007 Rugby World Cup as France exited at the semi-final stage. In 2007 he also agreed a switch to Clermont Auvergne at club level. During the 2010 Six Nations Bonnaire was drafted into the starting lineup against Wales in Cardiff, winning his 50th Test cap.

Bonnaire was a key part of Clermont's Top 14 winning side in 2010 and appeared in all five of France's games in the 2011 Six Nations - starting four in the back-row and coming off the bench against England at No.8. Bonnaire went to the 2011 World Cup and played a key role in their charge to the final of the tournament.

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May 18, 2013
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson vies for the high ball against Julien Bonnaire
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson vies for the high ball against Julien Bonnaire
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Apr 27, 2013
Clermont's Julien Bonnaire stretches for the ball at a lineout
Clermont's Julien Bonnaire stretches for the ball at a lineout
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Apr 6, 2013
Montpellier get their grips on Julien Bonnaire
Montpellier get their grips on Julien Bonnaire
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Mar 8, 2012
France's Julien Bonnaire poses for photos
France's Julien Bonnaire poses for photos
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