David Penalva

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David Penalva
Full name David Penalva
Date of birth (1980-01-26) January 26, 1980 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth France[1]
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
- 2002
- 2005
2005 - 2006
2006
2006 - 2008
2008 - 2010
2010 -
Biarritz[3]
Tours
Poitiers[4]
Belenenses[5]
Blagnac
Auch[2]
Nice




48
37
5




(15)
(0)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002-2012 Portugal 35 (5)

David Penalva (born 26 January 1980 in France) is a Portuguese rugby union footballer. He plays as a lock.

Penalva played for Nice, in the French Fédérale 1, for the 2010-11 season.

He had 35 caps for Portugal, from 2002 to 2012, scoring 1 try, 5 points on aggregate. Penalva made his debut for the national side on 3 March 2002, in a 13-10 win over Spain, in Caldas da Rainha for the Six Nations B. He was called for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, playing in all the four games and scoring a try in the third game against Italy in a 31-5 loss. That would be the single points of his international career. Penalva most recent game was at 10 March 2012, in a 23-17 win over Spain, in Coimbra, for the Six Nations B. He has been absent from the National Team since then.[6]

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