|Birth name||Dimitri Yachvili|
|Date of birth||19 September 1980|
|Place of birth||Brive-la-Gaillarde, France|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (13 st 3 lb; 185 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Of Georgian and Armenian descent, his father Michel Yachvili was a French international before him. His paternal grandfather was a Georgian POW during WWII in France who escaped and subsequently participated in the French Resistance in the province of Limousin. Dimitri's brother Grégoire chose to play for the Georgian national team - whilst his maternal grandfather was an Armenian Genocide survivor.
He began his club career at Gloucester Rugby where he was a replacement in the 2002 Zurich Championship Final (the year before winning the play-offs constituted winning the English title) in which Gloucester defeated Bristol Rugby.
Since the retirement of Fabien Galthié, Yachvili was frequently part of the French starting 15.
During the 2005 Six Nations Championship he gained his position as the first choice scrum-half for the French national team, cementing his position with a virtuoso goal-kicking performance against England at Twickenham. He also captained the French national team, surrendering the captaincy permanently for the 2005 summer tour to South Africa, which he missed through injury.
He was considered the number two scrum-half behind Jean-Baptiste Élissalde in the French team who retired in May 2010. He was second to Morgan Parra in the national selection as of the 2009 Six Nations. He was omitted from the squad for the 2007 World Cup.