Full name Yannick Nyanga Kabasele
Born December 19, 1983, Kinshasa, Zaire
Current age 31 years 294 days
Major teams Toulouse, France
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 224 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2015||6||4||2||10||2||0||0||0||5||1||0||83.33|
|Test debut||United States of America v France at Hartford, Jul 3, 2004 match details|
|Last Test||Canada v France at Milton Keynes, Oct 1, 2015 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Zaire-born flanker Yannick Nyanga plays for Toulouse in the Top 14 and has accrued over 20 caps for France at international level.
He possesses explosive pace from the base of the scrum and is also a key part of Toulouse's attacking arsenal. Nyanga joined AS Beziers in 1998 but made the switch to Toulouse in 2005 when his former side were relegated. He has since become an integral member of their formidable back-row alongside current IRB World Player of the Year Thierry Dusautoir.
Nyanga made the 2007 World Cup squad but missed out on selection four years later. Though with Philippe Saint-Andre at the helm, Nyanga was back in the international reckoning for the 2012 Six Nations.