Full name Serge B. Betsen Tchoua
Born March 25, 1974, Kumba
Current age 42 years 215 days
Major teams Barbarians, Wasps, France, France XV
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 220 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2003-2007||10||10||0||10||2||0||0||0||7||3||0||70.00|
|Test debut||France v Italy at Grenoble, Mar 22, 1997 match details|
|Last Test||France v England at Stade de France, Oct 13, 2007 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Serge Betsen's reputation as one of the most fearsome northern hemisphere back-rowers was built over many seasons as the enforcer of the French pack.
Betsen played for Biarritz for 12 seasons, making his debut for France in 1997 but cementing his position from the 2000 Six Nations onwards. His finest moment in a French shirt came in 2002, when he marked England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson out of the game and helped to secure a 20-15 win for his side.
He was less fortunate the following year, when despite scoring a try he was unable to stop England progressing to the World Cup final.
Betsen announced his retirement in January 2008, but was convinced to join Guinness Premiership side Wasps for the 2008-09 season.
Scrum Staff December 2008