Marc Giacardy

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Marc Giacardy
Full name Marc Giacardy
Date of birth (1881-02-15)15 February 1881
Place of birth Bourdeaux, France
Date of death 20 August 1917(1917-08-20) (aged 36)
Place of death Meuse, France
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg (11 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position flanker, halfback, fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Stade Bordelais Universitaire
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1907  France 1 (0)

Marc Giacardy (15 February 1881 in Bordeaux - 28 August 1917 à la Ferme-de-Mormont, near Verdun)[1] was a French rugby union player. He was 1 m 75 tall and weighed 73 kg. He played at the position of tighthead prop, fly-half, and more rarely hooker or second row, and played for Stade Bordelais.

During the 1911/12 season Giacardy refereed the final of the French Rugby Championship between, Stade Toulousain and Racing club de France.

He was a journalist by profession.

During the First World War he was stationed with the 6th Infantry Regiment, in which he was a captain. He was killed in action at the front in 1917, at la Ferme-de-Mormont, near Verdun.


Giacardy won just a single international cap in the 1907 encounter with England.

  • Champion de France 6 times, in 1899, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, and 1909 (Captain in the final this year).
  • Vice-champion de France in 1900 (without playing the final), 1901, 1902, and 1908 (Captain in the final this year).


  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)