Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe

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Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
Date of birth (1981-11-19) November 19, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)[1]
Notable relative(s) Ignacio Fernández Lobbe (brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker or Number eight
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Liceo Naval
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–09
2009–
Sale Sharks
Toulon
66
94
(80)
(40)
correct as of 24 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004– Argentina 61 (25)
correct as of 28 September 2014.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2004–05 Argentina 11
correct as of 24 September 2007.

Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (born 19 November 1981 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. He currently plays for Toulon in the French Top 14, having moved from Sale Sharks in England's Guinness Premiership. He previously played for Liceo Naval, and has represented Argentina. He usually plays in the back row.

He made his debut for the Sale Sharks in 2006 in a match against the Leicester Tigers. His debut season for the Sharks was the 2006–07 Guinness Premiership. He was Sale's first XV captain. He made his international debut for Argentina in 2004 in a match against Uruguay. He was a part of the Pumas team that defeated Wales at home in a two Test series, scoring a try in the game.

Lobbe featured in the side that defeated England at Twickenham in November 2006 as well as back to back victories over Ireland the following year. And was an integral part of the Los Pumas team in their 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign. He played in every game en route to the semi-final which they lost to, eventual champions, South Africa. He led his country for the first time in November 2008, a game which they lost at the hands of Ireland. However Fernandez Lobbe retained captaincy in the absence of Felipe Contepomi and defeated England in front of their home crowd in 2009. Fernández Lobbe currently serves as the captain of the Pumas, a position he took over after succeeding former captain Felipe Contepomi. In his role as captain of the Pumas, Fenández Lobbe has played the first two games of the 2012 Rugby Championship, both against South Africa.

Lobbe won the French Top 14 in 2014 and the Heineken Cup in 2013 and 2014 with Toulon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UAR Profile accessed August 22, 2014
  2. ^ "Toulon claim Heineken Cup glory". ESPN. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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