Aurélien Rougerie

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Aurélien Rougerie
Aurélien Rougerie vs MRC.jpg
Personal information
Full name Aurélien Rougerie
Date of birth (1980-09-26) 26 September 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb; 16.4 st)
Spouse(s) Amandine Rougerie
Relatives Jacques Rougerie
Club information
Position(s) Wing and Centre
Current club ASM Clermont Auvergne
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
ASM Clermont Auvergne
Representative teams**
2001 ‐  France 71 (110)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 24 November 2011.

Aurélien Rougerie (born 26 September 1980) is a rugby union player who plays on the wing and Centre for France and captains ASM Clermont Auvergne in the French Top 14.

Career[edit]

Aurelien Rougerie

Rougerie was born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme. His father, Jacques Rougerie, was also a French international, playing at prop while his mother was an international at basketball.

He made his debut with the French national team against South Africa in 2001.

Rougerie sued Phil Greening of England for a hand off during a European game in 2002 that left him with a throat injury forcing him to undergo 3 larynx surgeries. Greening was ordered to pay £29,000 in compensation.

It was initially alleged by a prominent New Zealand newspaper that Rougerie was responsible for eye gouging All Black captain Richie McCaw during France's 2011 Rugby World Cup Final defeat. Footage of the action was aired on the Re:Union show on Sky Network Television in New Zealand. Firstly he is shown head butting the prone Richie McCaw trapped in the ruck, then raking his fingers across McCaw's eyes. The period for match citing passed and Rougerie escaped suspension. An action of this type could have seen him banned from the game for up to 6 months.[1]

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