Versatile player who made his professional debut in 2000 for Bourgoin, and is affectionately known as the Caveman, due to his unkempt appearance.
He played amateur rugby at Beauvallon, and Valence Sportif.
He made his international debut for France in 2000.
He married Annick Chabal at the start of his career, and has a daughter and as stepdaughter.
He played for Racing Metro from 2009-2012, where he was teammates with Francois Steyn.