Full name Julien Bonnaire
Born September 20, 1978, Bourgoin
Current age 36 years 220 days
Major teams Clermont Auvergne, France Barbarians, French Barbarians, France
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 220 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2011||13||11||2||10||2||0||0||0||8||5||0||61.53|
|Test debut||Scotland v France at Murrayfield, Mar 21, 2004 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v France at Millennium Stadium, Mar 17, 2012 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Bonnaire made his Test debut in 2004, against Scotland in the Six Nations, while playing his club rugby for Bourgoin. A rangy, powerful back-row forward, he became a regular member of the international setup, playing six games at the 2007 Rugby World Cup as France exited at the semi-final stage. In 2007 he also agreed a switch to Clermont Auvergne at club level. During the 2010 Six Nations Bonnaire was drafted into the starting lineup against Wales in Cardiff, winning his 50th Test cap.
Bonnaire was a key part of Clermont's Top 14 winning side in 2010 and appeared in all five of France's games in the 2011 Six Nations - starting four in the back-row and coming off the bench against England at No.8. Bonnaire went to the 2011 World Cup and played a key role in their charge to the final of the tournament.