Although a South African national from Durban and the son of Springbok great Wynand Claassen, he is eligible to play for France and made his International debut against England after he showed a lot of promise with Castres while finishing runner-up in the Top 14 in 2012. He has represented France 6 times
He began his career with the Bulls in South Africa before making the move overseas to CA Brive in 2006 whom he represented over 120 times before leaving for Castres on a 2-year deal.
After joining Racing 92 in 2014, he re-signed in July 2016 for a further 3 more years.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Claassen has had 44 European Cups appearances scoring 4 tries and 20 points.
Claassen enters the 2020 Top 14 season having made 139 appearances for Racing 92 and has scored 55 points.
(LS September 12, 2020)
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|2007 - 2012|
|2012 - 2014|
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