Gaël Fickou is a French rugby union player who plays for French club Stade Français. His usual position is in the Centre. Fickou made his Heineken Cup debut on 14 October 2012, scoring the only try of the game in a win against Leicester Tigers. His lithe movement, balance and pace for his size has seen him compared to English rugby legend Jeremy Guscott. He made his French international debut at the age of 18 against Scotland on 16 March 2013 in the RBS 6 Nations. Gaël Fickou scored his first try for France against the Auckland Blues on the summer 2013 tour to New Zealand According to Toulouse and France teammate, Maxime Médard, Fickou "is one of the 10 best centres in the world and soon he will be number one. He reminds me of Sonny Bill Williams: tall, athletic, technical, with a good hand-off and a feel for the game. He has everything." After spending six seasons with Toulouse, he signed with Stade Français for the start of the 2018-19 season.
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About Gaël Fickou
Rugby union centre who has risen to fame for his club career, including for Stade Toulousain between 2013-2018. He helped lead the club to the quarterfinals of the Heineken Cup in 2013, and made his international debut for France.
He played his youth rugby career in Toulon's youth academy between 2009-2012.
He scored his first try in international competition for France during the 2013 summer New Zealand tour. He later signed with Stade Français in 2018.
His family is of Senegalese descent.
His playing style has earned comparisons to prominent New Zealand All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams.
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