Gaël Fickou is a supremely talented young rugby player, currently playing for Toulouse.
A centre by trade, Fickou has incredible size and pace for someone so young.
Fickou made his Heineken Cup debut in 2012, scoring the only try of the game in a win against Leicester Tigers at the age of just 18.
He made his French international debut in 2013, still at the age of just 18, starting against Scotland in the Six Nations Championship. In 2015 Fickou was selected to represent France at his first World Cup in England. He appeared twice at RWC 2015, against Italy and scoring a try v Romania.
June 2016 saw Fickou being included in the France 28-man squad for their tour of Argentina.
He has played in 8 of France's last tests adding a 4th try against Samoa in Toulouse in November.
Fickou was selected into the France squad again ahead of Six Nations 2017, where he has scored 2 Six Nations tries in 12 appearances.
He was included in the France squad for the three-match series against South Africa, ahead of the series he has made 29 appearances for the national side scoring 6 tries.
Fickou started all three games against the Springboks but was not able to secure a victory for his side.
The utility back missed France's November tests through injury but returned to the National side for the 2018 Six Nations where he featured in 3 games taking his test cap tally to 35.
He was selected for France's squad to tour New Zealand and made an appearance off the bench against the All Blacks and two in the starting XV.
Fickou signed a deal with Stade Francais at the conclusion of the 2017/18 season, with the club reportedly paying Toulouse €500 000 for his release a year before his contract expired.
Fickou, named for the 2019 Six Nations squad has had 20 previous 6 Nations appearances. He has also scored 40 points.
JW August 18
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