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Sunday Aug 30, 2020

The instigator: Pascal Papé's dirtiest moments for both club and country

Former French second row Pascal Papé was known for instigating confrontations on the pitch throughout his international and club career.

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Now 39, the 122kg lock was an enforcer for France and Stade Français but was often punished by the referee for his actions.

He was famously shown a yellow card for a knee to the back of Ireland legend Jamie Heaslip and more often than not Papé would play the victim once shown a card.

The following compilation highlights the very best examples of Papé sparking handbags on the pitch as well as his playacting and fighting:

Papé made 65 appearances for France over more than a decade and finished his career in 2017 just shy of 200 games for Stade Français.

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