Raphael Lakafia
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Full name Raphael Lakafia
Born October 28, 1988, Tours
Current age 35 years 125 days
Major teams Barbarians, Biarritz, France A, France Barbarians, Stade Fran├žais, Toulon, France
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 253 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2011-2016 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 50
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 50

Career statistics
Test debut France v Ireland at Bordeaux, Aug 13, 2011 match details
Last Test Argentina v France at Tucuman, Jun 19, 2016 match details
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Biarritz back-row Lakafia was rewarded with some spectacular club form with a place in the French national side for the 2011 World Cup.

Having grown up in the Biarritz academy, Lakafia had sport in his blood being the younger brother of Pierre-Gilles Lakafia and the son of former French javelin champion Jean-Paul Lakafia. After progressing through the French age groups - scoring a hat-trick against Japan in the 2008 Junior World Championships - Lakafia was eventually rewarded with his debut for the national side in their World Cup warm-up Test against Ireland on August 13.

And following an impressive performance - he will go to the World Cup as one of two specialist No.8's in the squad.

Latest Articles
Lakafia commits to Biarritz (Jan 27, 2012) Lakafia relishing home environment (Sep 8, 2011) Lakafia handed French bow (Aug 10, 2011)
Latest Photos
Jun 30, 2011
France's Dimitri Yachvili spots team-mate Raphael Lakafia
France's Dimitri Yachvili spots team-mate Raphael Lakafia
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