US OYONNAX / STADE TOULOUSAIN
Born : 19/12/1983 in Kinshasa (Congo)
1,87 m - 96 kg
Quick and agile, Yannick Nyanga is a formidable tackler and a fierce ball stealer. Despite the competition for the 3rd line spot, this never tired runner is imperceptible for the opponent's defense and has become a key element to the team.
In 2012, thanks to his amazing performances, he could get back to the XV of France where he had not been called for five years. During the national anthem, Yannick was overwhelmed and could not hold back his tears. He moved a lot of supporters and this emotional image will stay in the rugby's minds for a long time.
For the beginning of 2013-2014, Yannick Nyanga is playing for the French Team and is doing a very good season with Toulouse : he has played all the games with the Stade Toulousain and has already scored two tries !
At the 99th minute of the 2011 H Cup quarter final, in the extra-time against Biarritz, Yannick scored one of the most important try of his career : the one that qualified the Stade for the H Cup semi-final.
In 2012-2013, Yannick proved what an incredible runner he was. He scored two tries, against Bayonne and against Grenoble, after a 80 meters crazy race!