The Man Cave would be an ideal home for the player that was nicknamed The Caveman, thanks to his long hair, beard, and fearless playing style, but after an announcement on Monday, it seems that Sebastien Chabal is calling time on his career.

Some of his finest moments in his career came against New Zealand, which is saying something, and his big hit on Chris Masoe that made people really sit up and take notice of him in 2007.

He also fearlessly led his troops towards the Haka, in one of the more memorable and impressive performances of the ritual, and it set the tone for the game to follow.

He helped his Lyon side claim promotion to the top flight in France again this season, with a few more big hits and heavy tackles along the way, like this display of brute strength that let team-mate Ricky Januarie run in a try just last month against Bourg-en-Bresse.

Chabal has won the Six Nations with France on two occasions, in 2007 and 2010, as well as the English Premiership with Sale, and was capped 62 times for his national side in a playing career that spanned 16 years.

Hat-tip to The Guardian