Luca Martin

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Not to be confused with Lucas Martin or Lucas Martins.
Luca Martin
Date of birth (1973-11-25) November 25, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Padova
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Petrarca Rugby
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Bordeaux
Northampton
Rovigo
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997-2002  Italy 38 (45)

Luca Martin (born Padova, 25 November 1973) is a former Italian rugby union player and a current coach. He played as a centre and as a fullback.

Career[edit]

Martin first played at his home team of Petrarca Padova Rugby, being promoted to the first category in 1991/92. He would play there until 1997/98. He then moved to the French team Union Bordeaux Bègles, where he would be from 1998/99 to 1999/2000. He moved once more to Northampton Saints in England, where he would play for two seasons, from 2000/01 to 2001/02, winning the Cup of England in 2001/02. After a brief stint at Bedford Bulls, he returned to Italy to represent Rugby Rovigo (2002/03-2005/06). Martin then returned to a two season spell at Petrarca Padova Rugby (2006/07-2007/08), finishing his career at Rocia Rugby, in 2008/09, aged 35 years old, as player-coach.

He then started a coach career, being in charge of the Rocia Rugby U-19 team in 2008/09, and being nominated Head Coach of the Italy Sevens National Team in 2009.

Martin had 38 caps for Italy, from 1997 to 2002, scoring 9 tries, 45 points in aggregate. He was selected for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, playing one game. He played 3 times at the Six Nations Championship, in 2000, 2001 and 2002, scoring 2 tries, 10 points in aggregate.

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