At 32-years-old Laurent Capet brings a wealth of much-needed
experience and guile to this young and exuberant French side as they look to rediscover their bronze
medal winning form at the 2002 World Championship at
this year's World League.
While the rest of his teammates are busy dying their
hair or producing the flashy yet, often effective
attacking raids on the opposition court, Capet can be
counted on for his industrial displays as wing spiker.
His renowned open-mouthed spikes are becoming more and
more apart of the French make up, allowing some to think
a French side without Capet could be deemed rudderless.
With over 200 appearances for the Tri-colours Capet has
the aura of one the "dads amongst the lads" but his
input in this side, which is fast developing a
reputation of being inconsistent, is proving crucial,
especially at a time where
France enter the 2004 World League.