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Fulgence Ouedraogo
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Full name Fulgence Ouedraogo
Born July 21, 1986, Ouagadougou
Current age 34 years 264 days
Major teams Montpellier, France
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 218 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2007-2015 39 34 5 10 2 0 0 0 21 18 0 53.84
Five/Six Nations 2008-2013 12 11 1 5 1 0 0 0 7 5 0 58.33
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2015 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v France at Wellington, Jun 9, 2007 match details
Last Test Canada v France at Milton Keynes, Oct 1, 2015 match details
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Montpellier flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo was one of four players from his club called up by coach Marc Lièvremont for the 2008 Six Nations Championship, along with fly-half François Trinh-Duc, No.8 Louis Picamoles and scrum-half Julien Tomas. It was seen as a vote of confidence for the previously unfashionable club's youth system.

Ouedraogo, who was born in Burkina Faso, had made his France debut as a replacement in the second Test on tour in New Zealand in June 2007 but he did not make the cut for that year's Rugby World Cup. He had played in the 2006 World Under-21 Championship and met Trinh-Duc when both were youngsters in the Pic-Saint-Loup rugby academy near Montpellier.

Unlike Ibrahim Diarra, the Senegalese flanker from the Montauban club who made his debut in a back row with Ouedraogo and Picamoles against Italy in March 2008, Ouedraogo seems set for a long run in the France squad. He took his total of caps to 11 with appearances against Argentina, the Pacific Islanders and Australia in November 2008.

Ouedraogo played in four of France's five games during their 2010 Six Nations Grand Slam triumph though he failed to feature in any of the national side's games the following year. However, Ouedraogo was in inspired form for his club side Montpellier during their charge to the 2011 Top 14 final. He was forced to sit out the competition finale having sustained a fractured hand in the semi-final.

Going into the build-upo to the 2011 World Cup Ouedraogo was originally an injury worry. But the back-row came back into the first-team in their victory against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on August 20. Ouedraogo travelled to the 2011 World Cup with France and retained his spot in the squad for the 2012 Six Nations.

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Nov 7, 2014
Fulgence Ouedraogo offloads the ball
Fulgence Ouedraogo offloads the ball
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Nov 6, 2012
France's Fulgence Ouedraogo plucks a lineout
France's Fulgence Ouedraogo plucks a lineout
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Oct 21, 2012
Montpellier's Fulgence Ouedraogo vies with Sale's Fraser McKenzie
Montpellier's Fulgence Ouedraogo vies with Sale's Fraser McKenzie
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Dec 31, 2011
Montpellier flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo braces himself for impact
Montpellier flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo braces himself for impact
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