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Dimitri Szarzewski
France
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Full name Dimitri Szarzewski
Born January 26, 1983, Beziers
Current age 31 years 219 days
Major teams Racing Metro, Stade Français, France
Position Hooker
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 224 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2014 79 42 37 35 7 0 0 0 46 32 1 58.86
Five/Six Nations 2005-2014 32 18 14 15 3 0 0 0 19 12 1 60.93
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 12 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 0 58.33

Career statistics
Test debut Canada v France at Toronto, Jul 10, 2004 match details
Last Test France v Ireland at Stade de France, Mar 15, 2014 match details
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Narbonne-born Szarzewski's flowing locks attract attention every time he plays and he is out of the mould of whole-hearted hookers who rarely make it through 80 minutes without incident.

In the 2007 Rugby World Cup it was Szarzewski whose high tackle on Jason Robinson a few minutes from the end of the semi-final at Stade de France allowed Jonny Wilkinson to kick England into the lead 11-9 and on their way to the final.

Quick feet around the field compensate for an occasionally off-beam line-out delivery from the Polish-descended Stade Français No.2 whose first club was Béziers.

His debut Test was as a replacement against Canada in July 2004 and by the end of the November 2008 series, when he started every match against Argentina, the Pacific Islanders and Australia, he had moved on to 30 caps at the age of 25.

However, since the arrival of coach Marc Lievremont, Szarzewski has had to wait patiently for a start for the national side. William Servat was France's first choice hooker in the 2011 World Cup but with the legendary front-rower hanging up his boots at the end of the season, Szarzewski will hope to get more time in the national side.

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Szarzewski ready for action after injury lay-off (Aug 21, 2014) Szarzewski out for three months (Apr 15, 2014) France change four for Ireland (Mar 13, 2014) Picamoles returns to French squad (Mar 9, 2014) France recall Parra for Samoa (Nov 22, 2012) Dimitri Szarzewski news and articles (13) »
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Mar 29, 2014
Dimitri Szarzewski waits after Racing Metro's clash with Stade Francais
Dimitri Szarzewski waits after Racing Metro's clash with Stade Francais
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Mar 29, 2014
Dimitri Szarzewski in action against Stade Francais
Dimitri Szarzewski in action against Stade Francais
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Feb 9, 2014
Italy's Martin Castrogiovanni gets hold of France's Dimitri Szarzewski
Italy's Martin Castrogiovanni gets hold of France's Dimitri Szarzewski
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Jul 9, 2012
France's Dimitri Szarzewski poses in his side's new kit
France's Dimitri Szarzewski poses in his side's new kit
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