Xavier Garbajosa

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Stillknox, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Stillknox

    Stillknox Guest

    He announced his retirement yesterday at 32 years old. A little recap of his career :

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    Wing - Centre - Fullback

    Clubs:

    Montauban

    Stade Toulousain 1994 - 2007

    Aviron Bayonnais 2007 - 

    32 international caps (7 tries)

    Prize list: 

    - Junior World Champion, 1995.

    - Bouclier de Brennus, 1999, 2001.

    - Rugby World Cup finalist, 1999

    (he was France's fullback in the legendary semi final, and in final)

    - Heineken Cup, 2003, 2005.

    - Grand Slam winner, 1998, 2002

    - Best try scorer for French Championship, 2001, 2002, 2003

    Beautiful player, in the tradition of 'French Flair', but so unlucky... a bit like another great toulousain, Thomas Castaignède. He was cursed by injuries all along his career... I remember he missed RWC 2003 because of that. He played only a handful of game with Bayonne, his last one was last year against Toulouse at Ernest Wallon when he scored a symbolic try against his old team. 

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    after RCW 99 Final...
     
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  3. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Yep, a great player...Wasn't the best defender but superb attacking skills.
     
  4. kevint57

    kevint57 Guest

    goodbye, anotherone of france best players who is retiring
     
  5. Worst 'tackle' I've ever seen - Garbajosa on Lomu, '99 RWC semi-final.
     
  6. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Haha! Trust an Englishman to upset the tribute.

    Yeah, good memories of Garba. Pity he didn't play more.
     
  7. teroum

    teroum Guest

    It's a great player ! I can't forget garba
     
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