David Auradou

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David Auradou
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Date of birth (1973-11-13) 13 November 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Harfleur, France
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1993–1995
1995–1996
1996–2007
2007–2008
2008–
Cahors Rugby
SC Graulhet
Paris
Racing Métro 92
Paris
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999-2004  France 41 (0)

David Auradou (born 13 November 1973 in Harfleur, Seine-Maritime) is a French rugby union footballer playing Paris club, Stade Français in the élite Top 14 competition. His usual position is at lock (missionary). His is the current captain of Stade Français Paris CASG.

Career[edit]

Auradou was part of the Stade Français team that won the Coupe de France in 1999, when they beat CS Bourgoin-Jallieu 27–19 at Saint-Etienne. The following season his club also featured in the final of the French championship, in which they won, defeating the US Colomiers 28–23 at Stade de France. The club went onto feature in the final of the 2000-01 Heineken Cup, but were defeated by the Leicester Tigers.

The following year he made his international debut for France during the 2002 Six Nations Championship, in the 33–12 win over Italy in Paris. He played two more matches during France's Six Nations series, against England, and then against Ireland, as a replacement. France went onto win the tournament. He also played another international that year, against Canada, in Paris.

In 2003 he played in three of France's Six Nations, as a replacement against Scotland, Italy and Wales. He then went onto play for France in matches against Argentina, the All Blacks and England, and was then included in France's 2003 World Cup squad. During the World Cup, he was capped against Japan, the USA, and the All Blacks.

In 2004 he played four times for France, all during the Six Nations that year, as a replacement against Ireland, Italy, Scotland and England. France went onto win the Six Nations. At club level, Stade Français featured in the final of the French championship, in which they defeated USA Perpignan 38–20.

The following season, Stade Français again featured in the final, going for three French championships in a row. They were however defeated 37–34 by the Biarritz club. During the 2005-06 Top 14 season Auradou was on the way to leading Stade Français to four final appearances in a row, though they made an exit during the semi-finals, being defeated by Toulouse 9–12.

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