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getofmeland
17-01-08, 10:46 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/7188528.stm

He hasn't had a bad international career, has seemed to be around for ages, and has been very pivotal in the squad...

A Loss to international rugby?

Nope because there will always be talent growing behind these players to replace... Unless you are the RFU...

Vambo
17-01-08, 11:02 PM
and played in France's World Cup 2003 and 2007 semi-final defeats.

England won both those semi-finals

I especially like that bit :D

Caledfwlch
18-01-08, 07:44 AM
This guy is damn near a legend, He's got more big hits than iTunes

Alcanor
19-01-08, 07:01 PM
He was an absolutely marvelous tackler (best tackler of Six nations 2007). But still Dusautoire seems to be more than able to replace him.

Dozzy_X
19-01-08, 09:06 PM
a great ambassador to rugby throughout the years, with no fear or care for his body and something which any flanker can aspire to. a real pain the in ass for many international no.10s down the years. great timing for dusautoir and a more than capable replacement.

pikedoo
20-01-08, 06:14 PM
yes dusautoir is his successsor^^...I think that its good that the "old" players quit the french team to let the young players have the chance to confirm their good performances and to improve the french team

Matt123
22-01-08, 08:26 PM
A great player and France will surely miss his presence. I saw Dusatoir in RWC and was very impressed but how does he compare to Yannick Nyanga, a player who I have also been impressed by.

Hawk77
26-01-08, 09:58 AM
Betsen was a very good player, but dusautoir can replace him in the squad.

Temana
06-02-08, 11:49 PM
Nyanga is dynamic and Betson was a grinding tough defensive player. I am a fan of both guys. Dussetoir I don't know

beckhamitsme
15-02-08, 07:32 AM
thanks for all betsen but Thierry dusautoir will be a great french player, and f.ouedraogo HAVE A GREAT TALENT, with nyanga, the french team have the" black power" :cheers:

zizou160
15-03-08, 07:11 PM
Betsen was a fantastic player, just have to say thanks for everything!

nako87
03-06-08, 11:34 PM
Great player, I hope he'll finish well his career in WASP

Mr.cyclopede
07-06-08, 10:55 PM
Great player and above all great man
I think he's respected in the all rugby world, and it's quite deserved.

As every player, he can have physically ups and downs, but never saw this man leaving a stadium without having given 100% of him.
Sure he will be welcome by the Wasps

savundra92
14-07-08, 11:21 AM
France do not need Betsen anymore. They have Thierry Dusautoir and Nyanga who are brilliant back rowers. But Serge Betsen has contributed to French rugby a huge amount.