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Sebastien Chabal with short hair and no beard looks very wrong

Rugby legend Sebastien Chabal with short hair and no beard back in the day is the weirdest thing you’ll see

Only a select few legends from the annals of rugby carry more clout than France powerhouse Sebastien Chabal.

From 2000 to 2011, Chabal dominated the rugby scene as a superstar, proudly representing his country. Renowned for his mighty beard, flowing locks, and ferocious tackles, he affectionately earned the moniker of the ‘caveman’ and achieved unparalleled popularity among French sports enthusiasts.

While his domestic achievements were notable, Chabal truly showcased his brilliance on the international stage, proudly donning the French jersey 62 times during the same period.

Revered as a talismanic figure, he played a crucial role in France’s victorious campaign in the Six Nations Championship and their remarkable journey to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals in 2007.


Chabal with short hair

Weird, huh?

It’s safe to say the post on Reddit has got PLENTY of comments, with fans around the world simply stunned by Chabal’s appearance.

One fan wrote: “Even being told directly that that’s Chabal, he looks so different I barely believe it,”

A second commented: “Man he totally looks like a different person. Wouldn’t have recognised him if it wasn’t for the broken nose”

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