• Switch Edition
Follow
Sylvain Marconnet
France
player portrait
Full name Sylvain Marconnet
Born April 8, 1976, Givors
Current age 38 years 136 days
Major teams Barbarians, Biarritz, Stade Français, France
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 249 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1998-2011 84 58 26 15 3 0 0 0 49 34 1 58.92
Five/Six Nations 1999-2011 40 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 27 13 0 67.50
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2003 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut France v Argentina at Nantes, Nov 14, 1998 match details
Last Test France v Ireland at Bordeaux, Aug 13, 2011 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Biarritz prop Marconnet made his debut for Top 14 rivals Stade Francais during the 1997-98 season - the year the Parisian giants were crowned champions of France. Having shone for Stade, Marconnet was rewarded with his first cap for France in 1998 against Argentina in November.

Marconnet then went on to play all of France's games in the 1999 Five Nations and was a prominent figure in Stade's journey to their 1999 French league triumph. Now a regular fixture in the French team, Marconnet was part of the Stade side which lost in the final of the 2001 Heineken Cup - but they eventually lost to the Leicester Tigers.

Having started all five of France's games in the 2003 Six Nations, Marconnet went to the World Cup as a key player in the French side. He appeared for the side throughout the pool stages and also against Ireland and England in the knockout stages. His final match of the 2003 tournament came in the third/fourth play-off against the All Blacks.

In 2004 - Stade successfully defended their title as champions of France defeating Perpignan in the final and Marconnet ended up playing in all of France's games in the 2004 Six Nations.

Marconnet faced further heartbreak in the 2005 Heineken Cup as he was once again a runner-up as Stade loss to Biarritz. Having been a regular fixture in the French side over the next few seasons, Marconnet looked set to go to the 2007 World Cup, but Marconnet was ruled out following a skiing injury.

Following the emergence of Servat and Mas, Marconnet found himself more of a periphery figure in the French side but was re-called to the set-up, following a year's absence, for the 2011 Six Nations by coach Marc Lievremont. Unfortunately for Marconnet, his only start of the tournament came in their historic loss against Italy.

Latest Articles
Marconnet and Domingo miss out on World Cup squad (Aug 21, 2011) Lievremont hands Marconnet a recall (Jan 19, 2011) Double blow for France (Feb 20, 2010) Fall and Lapandry to debut for France (Nov 17, 2009) Marconnet back for France (Feb 18, 2009) Sylvain Marconnet news and articles (13) »
Latest Photos
May 18, 2012
Biarritz mascot Geronimo rallies supporters ahead of kick off
Biarritz mascot Geronimo rallies supporters ahead of kick off
©  Getty Images
May 18, 2012
Biarritz's Sylvain Marconnet gets a kiss from skipper Imanol Harinordoquy
Biarritz's Sylvain Marconnet gets a kiss from skipper Imanol Harinordoquy
©  Getty Images
May 18, 2012
Biarritz' Sylvain Marconnet celebrates with the trophy
Biarritz' Sylvain Marconnet celebrates with the trophy
©  Getty Images
Aug 21, 2011
France's Sylvain Marconnet in reflective mood
France's Sylvain Marconnet in reflective mood
©  Getty Images
Sylvain Marconnet rugby photos (6) »
Live Scores
Results
Fixtures