Rugby Celebrity Corner

Serge Betsen

The legendary French flanker joined Wasps in 2008 and made his debut against Northampton Saints on 20th September. Betsen, who was born in Cameroon, retired from international rugby in January 2008 after winning 63 caps with France and scoring 9 tries. The flanker joined Biarritz Olympique when he was just 17 and made his senior Club debut for the Club in 1996 and his international debut only a year later.

Betsen has many achievements under his belt, being a veteran of the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups and France’s World Player of the Year in 2002.

He made a huge impact in his opening season with Wasps, captaining the side on a number of occasions and being named Players’ Player of the Year. Betsen played with ex-fellow Wasp Josh Lewsey for the Barbarians against England in the summer of 2009, beating them 33-26 at Twickenham.

He was one of two official vice-captains last season and led the side on 14 occasions. By the end of the season he had passed 50 appearances for Wasps. He had also signed a one-year extension to his contract and announced that he’ll be retiring at the end of the 2010/11 campaign.

In his time away from rugby, Betsen spends time with his family, as well as being the owner of the ‘Kemana Health Spa’ in Biarritz.