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Olivier Magne
France
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Full name Olivier Claude C. Magne
Born April 11, 1973, Aurillac
Current age 41 years 5 days
Major teams London Irish, France
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 210 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1997-2007 89 79 10 70 14 0 0 0 59 28 2 67.41
Five/Six Nations 1997-2006 35 32 3 35 7 0 0 0 29 6 0 82.85
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2003 12 11 1 10 2 0 0 0 9 3 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut France v Wales at Parc des Princes, Feb 15, 1997 match details
Last Test New Zealand v France at Wellington, Jun 9, 2007 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2005-2007 28 21 7 10 2 0 0 0 16 12 0 57.14
London Irish 2005-2007 28 21 7 10 2 0 0 0 16 12 0 57.14
Profile

Magne was capped 89 times for France during a 10-year international career.

The openside flanker was known for his pace, flair and footballing skills. He made his international debut as a 23-year-old against Wales in the 1997 Five Nations tournament, which France won with a Grand Slam. Magne went on to star in the 1999 and 2003 World Cups - including a devastating turn in the semi-final defeat of New Zealand in 1999 - playing in every game for France as they reached the final and semi-finals respectively.

Magne continued to be a central figure in the France squad and one of the most feared flankers in world rugby, racking up four grand slams with France and scoring 14 tries for the national team. But he was overlooked for France's 2007 Rugby World Cup squad as his international career came to an end.

Following stints at club level with US Dax and Brive, Magne joined Montferrand in 1999 where he stayed for six years before joining London Irish in the twilight of his career.

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Rebel Cipriani makes impact (Nov 13, 2010) Magne hails New Zealand as best in the world (Jun 9, 2007) Magne joins French pessimists as All Blacks remain wary (May 30, 2007) England beat world champions after trial by television (Nov 18, 1900)
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Jun 2, 2007
France's Olivier Magne claims a lineout
France's Olivier Magne claims a lineout
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Feb 11, 2006
Olivier Magne charges in to score
Olivier Magne charges in to score
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Mar 21, 2001
Olivier Magne dives for the corner against Scotland
Olivier Magne dives for the corner against Scotland
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Mar 1, 1997
France's David Venditti and Olivier Magne celebrate victory over England
France's David Venditti and Olivier Magne celebrate victory over England
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