Widely viewed as one of France’s most talented players, Emilie Boulard currently plays as full back for the France women’s rugby union team and Blagnac Rugby Féminin. She made her international debut in 2021 and had a very impressive first year with the squad.
Born on 23 August 1999, Emilie Boulard’s career began at RC Chilly-Mazarin when she was 18 years old. Boulard made her first appearance for France only a few years later, when she competed against Wales at the 2021 Women’s Six Nations. This was a historic moment as she was the first Chilly-Mazarin player to be chosen for the national side.
Additionally, Boulard also scored her first and second tries during the tournament. Her first occurred in France’s 53-0 win over Wales. Her second occurred during France’s 56-15 win against Ireland – this second try earned her the accolade of World Rugby International Rugby Players Women’s Try of the Year 2021.
One year later in 2022, Emilie Boulard left RC Chilly-Mazarin and signed to Blagnac Rugby Féminin. She was also nominated as the best French international for her performances during 2021-22. In the same year, Boulard competed at the delayed 2021 Rugby World Cup.
With international recognition so early on in her career, we expect to see great things from Emilie Boulard.