Serge Betsen will be joining VU onboard the glorious Orient Express to the all-important RWC Pool D decider between France v Ireland at the Millennium Stadium. Join him on October 11th for more fun and rugby stories. Click here to find out more and book your match ticket-inclusive package for Rugby World Cup 2015: France v Ireland
Betsen made his first appearance for France in 1997 and later made 67 appearances for his country. Serge is one of our Rugby Legends for the Rugby World Cup 2015. See what Serge said when we met up a few months ago.
How do you like to spend time after training and rugby matches?
I like being with my family, my kids, my wife. Also being with people who support my charity “Serge Betson Academy”
Best city you have toured and played rugby in?
I didn’t have a lot of tours because in France we didn’t really do that much. But I believe Australia with Bondi Beach was one of the great memories.
If you didn’t play rugby what do you think you would have been doing?
I believe I would be doing something around humanitarian, helping people and doing things for others.
Earliest Rugby memory?
One of my great memories in rugby was my first training session a girl teaching me how to tackle. I thought rugby was fun like this all the time but the dream was false.
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?
Tim Payne because he is one of the greatest people who will always always always be complaining.
This brings back bad memories. I have broken my cheek.