31-years-old Laurent Capet brings a wealth of
much-needed experience and guile to this young and
exuberant French side as they look to repeat their
bronze medal winning performance at the 2002 World
Championship at this year's World League.
While the rest of his teammates are busy dyeing 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 World League
on the back of their most unconvincing performances,
having just squeezed through European Championship
qualifying. An ominous sign for France's World League