Guirado first came to to public attention in 2006 when he was a member of the under-21 World Cup winning side. He has played over 100 games with Perpignan and having come through the age ranks at international level he made his debut against Italy in 2008.
In 2013, Guirado joined Toulon after Perpignan failed to stay in the top league. He has enjoyed massive success with the south French side, winning both the Top14 and European Champions Cup in 2015.
Off the back of that impressive season, he was named in the 31-man squad to represent France in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He was France's starting hooker in 4 of their 5 games at the tournament.
Guirado was appointed the new France captain in January 2016.
In June 2016, he was called into the French national team to prepare for the 2016 November Tests.
He did not tour Argentina last summer but returned as captain for the three autumn internationals.
In January 2017, he was named in the French national team to take part in the Six Nations 2017, Guirado has previously played 46 test matches and has scored 4 tries.
Guirado was named in France's squad to tour South Africa in June 2017, before getting called in the squad for the 2018 Six Nations tournament, where he will add to his 56 international caps.
In May 2018 France coach Jacques Brunel decided to rest the experienced hooker and captain for the June Internationals against New Zealand.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Guirado has had 69 European Cups appearances scoring 10 tries and 50 points.
In October 2018, Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal confirmed that Guirado will depart the club at the end of the 2018/19 season.
Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Guirado has had 28 previous 6 Nations appearances and has scored 20 points.
(LS October 29, 2018)
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