Cédric Desbrosse

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Cédric Desbrosse
Date of birth (1971-11-09) 9 November 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Givors
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
SO Givors
AS Béziers
RC Narbonne
Lyon OU
US Carcassonne
National team(s)
1999-2000 France 2 (0)

Cédric Desbrosse (born 9 November 1971) is a retired French rugby player.


His usual positions was centre. He played for Stade Toulousain where he won top 14 and the Heineken Cup. He was selected for the 1999 Rugby World Cup and he made his first international test debut on 8 October 1999 against Namibia. Whilst at Toulouse he helped them win the Heineken Cup as a replacement in 2003. [1]

Stade Toulousain rugby union team

Stade Toulousain, also referred to as Toulouse, is a French rugby union club from Toulouse in Occitania. Toulouse is one of the most successful clubs in Europe, having won the Heineken Cup a joint record four times – in 1996, 2003, 2005 and 2010. They were also runners-up in 2004 and 2008 against London Wasps and Munster, respectively. Stade Toulousain have also won a record 20 French Championship titles. It is traditionally one of the main providers for the French national team. Their home ground is the Stade Ernest-Wallon. However, big Top 14 matches along with Heineken Cup games are often played at the Stadium Municipal de Toulouse. The club colours are red, black and white.

Top 14 French rugby union league

The Top 14 is a professional rugby union club competition that is played in France created in 1892. The Top 14 is at the top of the national league system operated by the French National Rugby League, also known by its French initialism of LNR. There is promotion and relegation between the Top 14 and the next level down, the Rugby Pro D2. The fourteen best rugby teams in France participate in the competition, hence the name Top 14. The competition was previously known as the Top 16.

The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the fourth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial international rugby union championship. It was principally hosted by Wales, and was won by Australia. This was the first Rugby World Cup to be held in the sport's professional era.


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