A popular French sporting hero, Thomas Castaignede is currently living and working in London and has made 54 appearances for Les Bleus with his last test being against the All Blacks in June 2007. In 1995 Thomas introduced himself to the world rugby and helped to defeat England in the Five Nations. He evidently had a talent from his early days when he ran for his home town of Mont-de-Marsan, then transferring to European rugby heavyweights in Toulouse. After an injury, he had to pull out of the World Cup in 1999 and spent six years as a columnist for the Guardian. He often appears on many media platforms such as Sky and the BBC.
- He made appearances for Les Bleus, totalling 54
- Thomas kicked off his international career with Romania
- Thomas helped to defeat England in the Five Nations
- He couldn’t take part in the 1999 World Cup after an injury
- Columnist for the Guardian for over six years