10/01/2014 07:34 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:53 GMT

Rugby Hard Man Sebastien Chabal Turns Into A Fairy (VIDEO, PHOTOS)


Not for nothing did French rugby fans nickname Sebastien Chabal the 'Caveman'. With his long, flowing hair, full beard and ferocious tackling, he built a huge reputation and became one of Gallic rugby's most famous exports.

The Lyon player is currently serving a three-match ban for throwing a punch that knocked out an opponent during a French second division match last month.

At his hearing Chabal pleaded guilty but it was difficult to prove otherwise as he admitted: "The (television) pictures prove I'm guilty," he said.

So, how has he spent the quiet period? By turning into a fairy, of course.

Yes, France's scariest rugby player has sprouted wings and an angelic smile (of sorts) for a currency transfer company.

Catch him at his innocent best here

And here he is knocking out Agen's Marc Giraud