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Clement Poitrenaud
France
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Full name Clement Poitrenaud
Born May 20, 1982, Castres
Current age 32 years 123 days
Major teams Toulouse, France
Position Fullback
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 200 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2001-2012 47 42 5 35 7 0 0 0 29 17 1 62.76
Five/Six Nations 2003-2012 24 22 2 15 3 0 0 0 16 7 1 68.75
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2007 8 7 1 10 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50

Career statistics
Test debut France v South Africa at Stade de France, Nov 10, 2001 match details
Last Test Wales v France at Millennium Stadium, Mar 17, 2012 match details
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Profile

A mercurial, yet sometimes infuriating back, Clement Poitrenaud has become a fixture of French rugby since his Test debut in 2001.

A long-time servant of Toulouse, he made his Heineken Cup bow during the 2000-01 season and tasted Top 14 success in the same season.

He has made two Rugby World Cup squads, in 2003 and 2007, and also played one game of France's 2004 Six Nations Grand Slam.

He endured humiliation as he cost Toulouse the Heineken Cup in 2004. After shepherding a kick from Wasps scrum-half Rob Howley into the in-goal area, he waited for the ball to go dead only for the Welsh international to steal in and score. Nevertheless, he has tasted victory in Europe's leading club competition twice, in 2003 and 2005.

Poitrenaud bounced in and out of the France team regularly and having missed the 2011 Rugby World Cup he was included in the French training squad for the 2012 Six Nations.

And following an injury to Toulouse team-mate Maxime Medard, Poitrenaud found himself thrust into the France side for their re-arranged clash with Ireland. The Toulouse fullback kept his spot in the team for the final two matches of their campaign.

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France call in Bonnaire and Poitrenaud (Feb 29, 2012) France call on Poitrenaud to replace Medard (Feb 27, 2012) Poitrenaud pens new Toulouse deal (Dec 23, 2011) Toulouse suffer injury setback (Dec 6, 2011) Heineken Cup hits the spot time and time again (Nov 14, 2011) Clement Poitrenaud news and articles (23) »
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Jan 12, 2014
Saracens attempt to halt Clement Poitrenaud
Saracens attempt to halt Clement Poitrenaud
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Jun 2, 2012
Castres' Chris Masoe and Toulouse's Clement Poitrenaud compete for the ball
Castres' Chris Masoe and Toulouse's Clement Poitrenaud compete for the ball
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Mar 17, 2012
Alex Cuthbert vies with Clement Poitrenaud in the air
Alex Cuthbert vies with Clement Poitrenaud in the air
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Mar 4, 2012
Tommy Bowe and Clement Poitrenaud vie for a high ball
Tommy Bowe and Clement Poitrenaud vie for a high ball
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