Flaky or fantastic? Whatever your opinion of the mercurial France fly-half, on his day he rates as one of the world's most talented backs.
Michalak can inspire and infuriate in equal measure and although he has been accused of disappearing when the pressure is on, he has proved to be a true game winner.
On the comeback trail after suffering a serious knee injury last November, Michalak is under pressure from Lionel Beauxis and David Skrela for the France number 10 shirt.
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