Dimitri Szarzewski

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Dimitri Szarzewski
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Personal information
Full name Dimitri Szarzewski
Date of birth (1983-01-26) 26 January 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Narbonne, France
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 16 st (224 lb; 102 kg)
Club information
Position(s) Hooker
Current club Racing Metro 92
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2002–2005
2005–2012
2012–
Béziers
Stade Français
Racing Metro 92
57 (45)
117 (105)
15 (5)
Representative teams**
2004– France 79 (35)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 15 March 2014.

Dimitri Szarzewski (French pronunciation: ​[dimiˈtʁi zaʁzɛfˈski]; born 26 January 1983 in Narbonne, France) is a French rugby union footballer, currently playing for Racing Metro 92 in the Top 14. His usual position is at hooker, and he has also represented France.

Szarzewski's first club was AS Béziers Hérault where he played from 2002 to 2004. He played five matches for Béziers during the 2002-03 Heineken Cup, as a substitute against Calvisano, Neath RFC and Leicester during 2002. He started the matches against Neath and Calvisano during the 2003 leg of the tournament.

The following season, Béziers played in the 2003-04 European Challenge Cup, as opposed to the Heineken Cup. He started against Connacht, and scored a try in the game, as well as playing in the matches against Grenoble and Bath. In 2004 he made his international debut for France on 10 July, in a match against Canada.

He played one match for France during the 2005 Six Nations Championship against Ireland. Although he did not play in any other Six Nations Championship games that year, he earned further caps for France with a match against Australia, as well as tests against Australia and South Africa. That season Szarzewski signed with Stade Français, where he played five matches for them during the 2005-06 Heineken Cup.

Szarzewski played three matches during the 2006 Six Nations Championship, playing in the matches against Scotland, England and Wales. He scored a try in the 21 to 16 victory over Wales. Stade Français made it to the semi-finals of the 2005-06 Top 14 competition, but were defeated by Stade Toulousain 12 points to nine. He was subsequently included in France's squad for the mid-year tests against Romania and the Springboks.

He is married to Florence and has a son called Hugo and a girl called Anna.

International tries[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result (France-...) Competition
1. 26 November 2005 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  South Africa
26–20
Test Match
2. 18 March 2006 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales  Wales
21–16
Six Nations Championship
3. 17 June 2006 Stadionul Cotroceni, Bucharest, Romania  Romania
62–14
Test Match
4. 15 November 2008 Stade Bonal, Sochaux, France Pacific Islanders
42–17
Test Match
5. 15 March 2009 Twickenham, London, England  England
10–34
Six Nations Championship
6. 21 November 2009 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Samoa
43–5
Test Match

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dimitri Szarzewski". Official RWC 2011 Site. International Rugby Board. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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