Matthieu Jalibert rugby player
Matthieu Jalibert rugby player

Matthieu Jalibert

6th Nov 1998 1.84m/84kg Fly Half

Tipped for a bright future, Jalibert didn't take long to settle in at the top of French rugby as he shot onto the scene in 2017 enjoying a breakout season as he starred in the U20 World Championship for France.

He continued to shine for his club and his great form earned him a call up to the French Barbarians for the November tests against the Maori All Blacks.

His sensational rise at such a young age was rewarded with a call up to the French senior squad for the 2018 Six Nations where he earned his first test cap in the opening round against Ireland.

He debuted at the age of 19 but unfortunately, his debut lasted just 30 minutes as he suffered an injury. Injuries meant he was sidelined for most of his early career.

He returned to fitness late in the 2018/19 season but he was unable to force his way back into the test squad for the Rugby World Cup.

In December 2019, the one test star youngster re-signed with Bordeaux until 2023 having represented Bordeaux 35 times scoring 316 points.

His fantastic return to fitness and form, he was recalled to the France squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.

In October 2021, he signed a new deal with Bordeaux Begles until 2025.

In the 2021/22 season, Jalibert played 15 matches for Union Bordeaux Bégles, in the Top 14 scoring a total of 120 points. He also had one appearance in the Champions Cup adding six points.

To date in the 2022/23 season, Jalibert has played in 18 matches for Union Bordeaux Bégles in the Top 14, scoring a total of 164 points. He also made one appearance in the Champions Cup adding 7 points.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Jalibert has been named in the training squad for France.

ML July 2023


ub Union Bordeaux Begles
Fly Half
2017 - present
France France
Fly Half
2018 - present
image France U20's
Fly Half
2017 - 2018
Barbarians-rugby-club French Barbarians
Fly Half
2017 - 2022