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Sébastien
Chabal

Sébastien Chabal was a giant of French rugby and a true sporting megastar.

Sébastien Chabal Bio

Sébastien Chabal was a rugby superstar who represented France between 2000 and 2011. Known for his full beard, long hair and ferocious tackling, he was affectionately known as the ‘caveman’ and was one of the most popular sportsmen in France. Sébastien Chabal was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.


Sébastien Chabal first started playing rugby at the age of nine. However, he gave up after two months and didn’t play again until he was 16. Luckily, on his second attempt, he immediately fell in love with the sport. Due to his size, strength and commitment, he then quickly progressed through the ranks of the French league system. As a result, he joined Bourgoin in 1998.

After playing elite rugby domestically with Bourgoin, Sébastien Chabal moved to England and began playing for the Sale Sharks in 2004. During this time, his performances on the pitch became legendary. Between 2004 and 2009, he made more than 100 appearances for Sale and helped the side win their first ever Premiership title. In addition, he also helped the side clinch the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

However, in 2009, Sébastien Chabal followed his family back to France and he signed for Racing 92, where he stayed until 2012. During this time, it was reported that he was the highest-paid rugby player in the world. Following this, Sébastien Chabal finished his rugby playing career with Lyon, who he represented between 2012 and 2014. He also finished his career on a high, helping Lyon return to the top flight of French rugby.

Although he was distinguished domestically, Sébastien Chabal saved his best performances for France, who he represented 62 times between 2000 and 2011. During this period, he was often viewed as a talismanic figure and was a vital player for the France team that won the Six Nations Championship and reached the Rugby World Cup semi-final in 2007.

Since retiring from rugby, Sébastien Chabal has continued his education and mainly works as an entrepreneur.

Fixtures & Results

Sat Nov 26, 2022
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
10:15am
Australia Australia
LIVE
34
39
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
12:30pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
13
27
Sun Nov 20, 2022
FT
Stadium de Toulouse
France France
-
8:00am
Japan Japan
LIVE
35
17
Sat Nov 19, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Tonga Tonga
-
5:45am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
43
19
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
8:00am
Georgia Georgia
LIVE
12
13
FT
Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Italy Italy
-
8:00am
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
21
63
FT
National Rugby Centre Amsterdam
Canada Canada
-
8:30am
Namibia Namibia
LIVE
43
37
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
9:45am
Samoa Samoa
LIVE
0
22
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
10:15am
Argentina Argentina
LIVE
52
29
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
12:30pm
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
25
25
FT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
3:00pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
13
10
Fri Nov 18, 2022
FT
The Sevens
Hong Kong Hong Kong
-
8:00am
Kenya Kenya
LIVE
22
18
FT
The Sevens
USA USA
-
10:30am
Portugal Portugal
LIVE
16
16
Sun Nov 13, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
6:30am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
16
21
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
9:15am
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
23
31
Sat Nov 12, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Tonga Tonga
-
6:00am
Chile Chile
LIVE
39
10
FT
The Sevens
Portugal Portugal
-
7:00am
Kenya Kenya
LIVE
85
0
FT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
8:00am
Fiji Fiji
LIVE
35
17
FT
Stadio Artemio Franchi
Italy Italy
-
8:00am
Australia Australia
LIVE
28
27
FT
National Rugby Centre Amsterdam
Netherlands Netherlands
-
8:30am
Canada Canada
LIVE
25
37
FT
Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
9:00am
Samoa Samoa
LIVE
19
20
FT
The Sevens
USA USA
-
9:30am
Hong Kong Hong Kong
LIVE
49
7
FT
Estadio Nacional Complutense
Spain Spain
-
10:00am
Namibia Namibia
LIVE
34
15
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
10:15am
Japan Japan
LIVE
52
13
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
12:30pm
Argentina Argentina
LIVE
20
13
FT
Orange Velodrome
France France
-
3:00pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
30
26
Sun Nov 6, 2022
FT
The Sevens
USA USA
-
7:00am
Kenya Kenya
LIVE
68
14
FT
Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
9:00am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
34
18
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
9:15am
Argentina Argentina
LIVE
29
30
FT
The Sevens
Portugal Portugal
-
9:30am
Hong Kong Hong Kong
LIVE
42
14
Sat Nov 5, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
7:00am
Chile Chile
LIVE
30
23
FT
Stadio Plebiscito
Italy Italy
-
9:00am
Samoa Samoa
LIVE
49
17
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
9:00am
Fiji Fiji
LIVE
28
12
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
11:15am
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
23
55
FT
Estadio Ciudad de Malaga
Spain Spain
-
1:30pm
Tonga Tonga
LIVE
6
40
FT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
1:30pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
19
16
FT
Stade de France
France France
-
4:00pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
30
29
Sat Oct 29, 2022
FT
Japan National Stadium
Japan Japan
-
1:50am
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
31
38
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
12:30pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
15
16
Sat Jul 23, 2022
FT
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Tonga Tonga
-
3:30am
Hong Kong Hong Kong
LIVE
44
22
Sun Jul 17, 2022
FT
Estadio Charrua
Uruguay Uruguay
-
2:30pm
Romania Romania
LIVE
26
20
Sat Jul 16, 2022
FT
Sky Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
22
32
FT
Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
LIVE
17
21
FT
AIA Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
10:00am
Portugal Portugal
LIVE
23
14
FT
DHL Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
LIVE
30
14
FT
Infinity Park
USA USA
-
3:00pm
Chile Chile
LIVE
29
31
FT
Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
LIVE
34
31
Sun Jul 10, 2022
FT
Adjarabet Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
12:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
28
19
FT
Estadio Charrua
Uruguay Uruguay
-
2:30pm
Romania Romania
LIVE
22
30
Sat Jul 9, 2022
FT
Japan National Stadium
Japan Japan
-
1:50am
France France
LIVE
15
20
FT
Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
12
23
FT
Suncorp Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
LIVE
17
25
FT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
LIVE
12
13
FT
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
LIVE
6
29
FT
Estadio Santa Laura-Universidad SEK
Chile Chile
-
6:00pm
USA USA
LIVE
21
22
Sat Jul 2, 2022
FT
City of Toyota Stadium
Japan Japan
-
2:00am
France France
LIVE
23
42
FT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
42
19
FT
Optus Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
LIVE
30
28
FT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
LIVE
32
29
FT
Estadio 23 de Agosto
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
LIVE
26
18
Fri Jul 1, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
2:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
13
45
Sat Jun 25, 2022
FT
Mikuni World Stadium
Japan Japan
-
2:00am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
43
7
FT
Estadio do Restelo
Portugal Portugal
-
12:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
31
38
Sat Jun 18, 2022
FT
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
Japan Japan
-
2:00am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
34
15

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