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French Players who have been part of the English Game

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#21 RedPhoenix

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:25 PM

Damien Couturier @ HKR. Decent player for us in our promotion season


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#22 Segovia Carpet

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

Maxime Greseque was an excellent player for Fev. I'm really surprised he never went on to play SL football, he would certainly have been good enough.


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#23 welshmagpie

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Maxime Greseque was an excellent player for Fev. I'm really surprised he never went on to play SL football, he would certainly have been good enough.


I remember someone saying about Greseque that he preferred to be the big fish in the small pond than the small fish in the ocean, which may explain why he never really reached full potential.

Edited by welshmagpie, 04 August 2013 - 11:14 PM.


#24 Evil Homer

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:02 PM

Maxime Greseque was an excellent player for Fev. I'm really surprised he never went on to play SL football, he would certainly have been good enough.

IIRC he played a couple of times for Wakefield during the French off-season around 2007.



#25 winnyason

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:06 PM

A wasted talent, the blue between his old man and Guash meant he never had chance to play for home sl team.

#26 Northern Sol

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

I remember someone saying about Greseque that he preferred to be the big fish in the small bowl than the small fish in the ocean, which may explain why he never really reached full potential.

AFAIK he wanted to stay semi-pro as he was a law graduate and didn't wish to give up a potentially lucrative profession.



#27 Northern Sol

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:32 PM

Prior to joining SL, Crusaders had a French lad who had played American football for Carolina Panthers. Forget his name - something like Phillipe Gaudens I think. 



#28 welshmagpie

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:19 PM

Prior to joining SL, Crusaders had a French lad who had played American football for Carolina Panthers. Forget his name - something like Phillipe Gaudens I think.


Ah yes, I remember him! Philippe Gardent was his name.

#29 Steve May

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:19 AM

In the early 90s there were two French lads at Huddersfield that I remember.  A fullback called Laurent Lucchese and a winger called Pierre Jammes.


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#30 Jim from Oz

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:55 AM

I wonder where have all these former French RL players ended up?

 

re they coaching in France? helping to develop rugby a XIII ?



#31 EastLondonMike

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:38 AM

im sure Regis Pastrie-Courtine was coaching junior RL in France. I seem to remember the SKY RL team pointing him out in the crowd one evening when a young french team were touring and had gone to watch a SKY game. At least i think it was Regis.


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#32 Wolford6

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:14 AM

I think Bak Diabira was from Bradford.


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#33 Mumby Magic

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

bakary diabira...bradford northern
fabien devecchi.......widnes
adel fellous..........widnes

 

Wasn't Diabira Fijian?


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#34 Futtocks

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:47 AM

Yacine Dekkiche played (briefly) for Huddersfield, before switching codes.

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#35 Mumby Magic

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

Some good memories on here of some good players.


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#36 Viking Warrior

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

Wasn't Diabira Fijian?


sure he was french
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#37 Futtocks

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:34 AM

Some good memories on here of some good players.

...and more of them than I thought there'd been, too.

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#38 Wolford6

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

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#39 Bulliac

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

I think Bak Diabira was from Bradford.

Don't think so. I'm pretty sure he joined from Constable Youth Club in Hull, so he may have been born there.


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#40 marklaspalmas

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:15 AM

I think Bak Diabira was from Bradford.

 

 

Wasn't Diabira Fijian?

 

 

sure he was french

 

 

Don't think so. I'm pretty sure he joined from Constable Youth Club in Hull, so he may have been born there.

 

 

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