Rugby Loses Its Beautiful Beast
Sad news that French rugby stalwart, Sébastien “The Beast” Chabal is to hang up his boots and retire from the sport next weekend. That he would retire eventually was inevitable, and while he had already dropped international duties in 2011, this still feels like a blow.
Always a joy to watch, magnificent on the pitch, and a wonderful personality off it, l’Homme des Cavernes was one of my all-time favourite players, though I never supported any of his club team. In a parallel universe, where all my wishes are fulfilled, he has not retired yet and has found a happy final club in the Leicester Tigers.
Adieu, Sébastien, and thank you for the all the brilliant match memories. You have done your clubs and your country proud.