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With 118 caps (42 of them coming as captain), Fabien Pelous holds the record for the most
appearances for the French national team.
Pelous made his debut in 1995 and ascended to captaincy in 2004, leading Les Bleus to the Grand
Slam that same year.
He finished his international career after the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Later receiving the
International Rugby Players' Association Special Merit Award following his performance during the
Although the record has now been broken, Pelous retired as the most-capped lock for any nation in
rugby history, with 100 of his 118 France appearances at that position. Pelous has since been
inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.